By calling a temporary truce, Derek Sagan and the rebels thwarted the alien Corasian invasion. Enemies once again, the rebels have resumed their defiance and Sagan has retumed to his campaign to topple the corrupt galactic government. He plans to set up Dion as king of the Starfire dynasty—and to place himself as the ruling power behind the throne.
On a remote planetary sinkhole of sin and corruption, a small weapon-barely ten centimeters on a side—is hidden. If activated, this seemingly harmless crystal cube could tear a hole in the universe . . . and destroy the fabric of creation. Sagan wants it. Lady Maigrey wants it. And so does Abdiel, a cruel genius who commands a drugged army of mindless slaves. And now Dion is caught in this momentous struggle as he faces his greatest trial yet in his battle to gain the interstellar throne.
About the Author
Margaret Weis was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in 1970 with a BA in creative writing. In 1983, Weis was hired as book editor at TSR, Inc., producers of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. Here she met game designer Tracy Hickman and the two teamed up to write the bestselling Dragonlance novels. Weis has two children, David and Elizabeth Baldwin. Weis and husband Don Perrin live in a converted barn in Wisconsin with two collie dogs, Laddie and Robbie; a Sheltie, Jo-jo; and two cats, Nickolai Mouse-slayer and Motley Tatters.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Star of the Guardians trilogy is sci fi at it's best. It is exciting, spiritual, and compelling. Could hardly put it down.
Star Wars-y yarn with flaming swords, genetically-engineered royalty and an Evil Republic follows the heir to the throne on his rise to power.
This was a great book. Magaret Weis makes me feel like I'm there in the story and she makes me feel frustrated when I'm trying to figure out some of the connections because that is how Dion Starfire probably feels in his situation. She also made me feel his emotions through the course of the story.