Liminal Sky - Oberon Cycle Book 1
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 Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane 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.
I hate science fiction, absolutely hate it.
Once upon a time, I used to read it, but when it got too involved with machines and page after page of politics and intrigue and intergalactic wars with complicated strategies or intricate genetic remapping, I dropped out. That's not my mindset, so I was bored, bored, bored.
Then my friend J. Scott Coatsworth's Skythane was published, and as a friend, I thought I should read at least one of his books. I sat down with what I thought was an open mind and a tolerant attitude. And was blown away.
I wasn't bored at all. In fact, the book captivated me. My friend Scott turns out to be a genius--or at least a wonderful writer.
I urge you to try this book even if you've never liked a sci/fi book in your life. Scott builds a gorgeously believable world and packs it with characters you'll care about. Of course, they have a quest and are fighting to complete it. But they aren't plotting the downfall of another race or hoping to force others into slavery.
It's a story about peace and its preservation. It's a story everyone can relate to.