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The Streams bind together the vast reaches of the stellar tributary, plied by brave streamsurfers and their telepathic starbeasts. Some of these adventurers are heroes. Some are rogues. And some just want to return from the void with their bodies and minds unbroken....

Kerin thon Talisien is the heir to a legendary name. When he was a young boy, his grandfather swooped down from the stars and rescued him from the slums of his homeworld. But with the death of the infamous old streamsurfer, Kerin and his crew have fallen on hard times, exiled from the Starfarers Guild and forced to take on risky contracts in the shadowy margins of the stellar tributary. A strange encounter in a glimmer den offers a chance at redemption and glory...but the stakes are high, with the fate of the Known potentially hanging in the balance.

©2020 Alec Hutson (P)2021 Alec Hutson

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Worldy Epic.

Wow that was brilliant, A fantastic Sci-fi and Fantasy mix up by Alec Hutson. I absolutely believe if the author wrote about a bag of coal the story would be amazing, The worldbuilding, setting and plot is truly out of this world, literally. After reading his last two series I knew that I would not be disappointed, and boy this story will really blow the socks of you. In The Shadows of Dust, the author takes you on a journey through the stars atop a giant flying turtle. A bloody giant turtle with a ship on its back. Sounds strange, but its so awesome. The main protagonist Kerin is a streamsurfer, an individual who surfs through space on Drifter his giant turtle, a starbeast who has been with his family for many generations. Starbeasts share a special bond with their surfers that allows them to speak directly to one another telepathically. Surfing alongside Kerin is Nala, a kyrathi, a feline humanoid battlemage, and she is a cracking character. Kerin used to be part of a streamsurfer guild but has to make ends meet after been kicked out. To earn some funds to stay alive and aloft and to feed Drifter. He takes a job that lands him and his crew in a perilous situation with a Lich and his Skeletal Giant Dragon. Kerin's newest crew member Sep who has suffered a strange and powerful magical alteration will bring Kerin and his crew on a journey to a planet he hasn’t been to in decades in hoping to try and cure her. In this adventure you learn more about this fascinating world Alec Hutson has created and some of its inhabitants and magics are truly epic. I really hope there's a follow up. The Narration by Guy Williams is great. I very highly recommend..😁

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  • 11-02-21

Outstanding SciFi Fantasy

The world-building continues throughout the story and is excellent. The characters are well-developed and you come to love each one more and more to the final scene. The story-line is imaginative and reminiscent of Firefly but with powers that border on "magic." Alec Hutson (author), this is an outstanding piece of work. Thank you for sharing it with me. Lastly, the narration in the Audible version is excellent as it covers males and females of different species, space "creatures" and even a "broken" child.

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