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Immortal Dawn by Bradly Byykkonen

Immortal Dawn is a better version of what many good sciFi works tried to be, especially “Star Wars” and “Stranger in a Strange Land” — without being in any way a copy of them. The dahl’tyar is a better version of the Force, the dahlu’nar are a better version of the Jedi (who are incredibly ineffectual until they turn evil), and the isola’nar are better versions of the uselessly suicided (in effect) Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qassi, the 14-yr-old heroine, is already awesome as a mortal, and later she’s a better version of Heinlein’s Michael Valentine — infinitely self-aware and destined to lead others to enlightenment. I’d change very little, but I do have a list of minor items. I loved the book, and I recommend…
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