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Skythane: Liminal Sky: Oberon Cycle Book 1 Paperback – May 21, 2021
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Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon-unique among the Common Worlds-in search of a rare substance called pith. He's guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnison, a handsome, cocky wing man with a troubled past.
Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what's coming-or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.
Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together.
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"Three POVs, Shakespearian references, and a rich tapestry of a plot that'll leave you asking for more. Skythane, by J Scott Coatsworth, proved to be a delightful Sci-Fantasy read." --Jeanne, Reviewing the Gaps
"The world building is detailed, not just with the descriptions of the world, but in its rich history... I'd recommend Skythane to readers who like science fiction with complex plots and world building, engaging three dimensional characters, and a story that is difficult to put down. 5 out of 5 stars." --Anne Barwell
"Coastworth doesn't waste anytime with long information dumps, as something always interrupts a telling or whenever a character makes a discovery. Initially this bothered me, but, once I was caught up in the story, I was surprised each time them occurred. Being pursued by a group of gangsters in the Wilds, the threat of death from gunfire or by native creatures is always present. The threats become greater when imminent destruction is revealed coming from the skies. Also good is the threats are always changing, as the final location of the book introduces several other threats. Coatsworth was strong with the action." --Parick Hayes, Sci Fi Pulse
About the Author
- Publisher : Mongoose on the Loose DBA Other Worlds Ink; 2nd ed. edition (May 21, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1955778035
- ISBN-13 : 978-1955778039
- Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.55 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,100,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jameson Havercamp showed up on Oberon to investigate a drug shortage for OberCorp. Jameson isn't exactly sure why he received this duty as a psych (basically a psychologist). His counterpart on the ground is a man named Xander Kinnson who is a native of Oberon. Of course, it's easy to tell he's a native of Oberon because of Xander's black wings. The first generation of humans to inhabit Oberon had altered their genetics to grow wings because of the planet's climate. Of course, the second generation of "landers" are not as keen as the first generation. So, right from the beginning, the book is dealing with some interesting class issues.
Jameson comes from a Christianist planet, which basically is highly religious and Puritanical in their approach to life and is ready to get home and get married. What he didn't expect was his immense attraction to Xander.
Of course, as with most stories, there is a lot more going on underneath the surface and you quickly realize that the collision of Jameson and Xander's worlds is not by accident. In fact, their future has been dictated for more than 25 years, unbeknownst to either of them.
Overall, I found this book really fun. I ended up getting the second book in the series just to see where this series takes us.