Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Lost King (Star of The Guardians) (review), Margaret Weis

The Lost King (Star of the Guardians, #1) 

Star of the Guardians:
The Lost King (1)

By Margaret Weis

Genre: Sci-Fi
 Published Aug. 1990
Pages: 496
Publisher: Spectra
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Summary:  "As a corrupt Commonwealth rules the galaxy through the might of its armies, its most influential general--a renegade Guardian of the deposed Starfire royal line--pursues the rumor of a hidden heir to the throne and searches for a woman he loves and is destined to destroy."

Review:  This (along with the other 3 books in the series) is a fantastic story. I loved seeing what Margaret Weis did on her own and these stories showed me just what this great author is capable of! I knew her mainly for her fantasy works with Tracy Hickman so it was a shock and treat to read this science fiction series. Being I am a big Star Wars fan this story was right up my alley of interest. But the author definitely showed she own spark of creativity and twist.

The story line actually starts before the books beginning. Years prior there was a revolt occurred and the king, prince and princess were murdered. The heir to the throne disappeared. Years later we discover seventeen year old Dion. he grew up in a simple lifestyle and is thrust into a large universe and informed he is the heir by Derek Sagan and Maigrey Morianna (and how I LOVE her character). The two were former guardians and have there own history with each other being mind-linked. There is also Tusk, a mercenary who is initially hired to take Dion away from his home planet and befriends him through along the way. Each character is memorable and wonderful. Initially thought to be a trilogy, it is actually four novels. I highly recommend them all. 
I first read this series back in middles school and read them so often I quite literally wore through them and had to replace a few of them.


  1. Great series of books, and precisely what I expected of her first major foray into sci-fi. Very Star Wars (not that that's a bad thing), mixed with elements of her fantasy work. A lot of fun,

    I haven't gotten around to her Mag Force 7 series yet, but it's on my list.

    1. It is similar to Star Wars in a lot of ways. But being an SW fan, I am okay with that.
      I haven't read Mag Force 7 either. So many books, so little time to read them all...


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