It has been my privilege to serve on the Review Team for Book 1, Child of the Daystar, in The Wings of War fantasy series by Bryce O’Connor. This book was recently published, and it’s off to a great start!
I love the unique protagonist in Child of the Daystar, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. If you’re into fantasy and ready for some high adventure, add Child of the Daystar to your reading list. You won’t regret it!
On Goodreads, I give Child of the Daystar 5 out of 5 stars. See what I wrote about it below:
Child of the Daystar is the beginning of a new and exciting series called The Wings of War. The development of the characters and settings is neither rushed nor superficial. O’Connor presents an original world full of intrigue and promise.
The two main plots that follow Raz i’Syul and Syrah switch back and forth seamlessly, and their crossing paths provide the catalyst for the story’s explosive movement forward and outward. Even though Raz and Syrah are completely opposite in every sense of the word, their similarities are astounding. Keep that thought in mind as you read, and you will see they are two sides of the same coin. Brilliant!
Raz is fiercely adorable, especially in the beginning when he is so young, and his hero status is quickly and heart wrenchingly established early on. As the protagonist, Raz is loyal to a fault, often blind with vengeance, flawed, vulnerable, cunning, compelling, and oh so unique. The story has two scenes involving Raz (one toward the beginning and one toward the end) that left me breathless and wanting more of this fabulous hero and his adventures. Both Raz and Syrah are still young at the end of Child of the Daystar, and as the series develops, we can look forward to watching them grow and mature in this wondrous bildungsroman that is like no other.
What do you think?