The birthing of a star is always fatal for the mother, and Ceris Wenden, who considers herself an outsider, sacrifices herself to secure her family's honor and take control of her legacy. But after her star child is born, Ceris does what no other star mother has: she survives. When Ceris returns to her home Endwever, 700 years have passed, and she searches for her descendants.
The worldbuilding alone is brilliant. Add to that the character development and the relationship between Ceris and Ristriel and you have a beautiful story. But beyond the beautiful story…where does one find a Ristriel in real life? Inquiring minds want to know. If you love fantasy or fantasy with a side of romance, you definitely need to check out Star Mother. It’s so well-written and I cannot wait for Star Father, the sequel, to come out next year.
Suspension of disbelief is required ... The romance is sweet and tender, which is everything one might hope for. Is the ending tied up a bit too neatly? For those who like 'happily ever after,' it will be perfect.
In this stunning example of amazing worldbuilding, Holmberg...features incredible creatures, a love story, and twists no one could see coming ... This beautiful novel will be enjoyed by fantasy and romance readers alike, but might find its most suitable home on the SF/Fantasy shelf.