In the Region of the Summer Stars

In the Region of the Summer Stars

In the Region of the Summer Stars by Stephen R. Lawhead is the start of an epic fantasy adventure series set in a realm rich in imagination and intrigue, and steeped in the wonder of the Celtic Otherworld. The isle of Eirlandia has been ravaged by the barbarian Scálda, who seek to conquer all. The High King has called for the warring clans and tribes of the Tuatha DeDanann In the Region of the Summer Stars by Stephen R. Lawhead is the start of an epic fantasy adventure series set in a re...

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Title:In the Region of the Summer Stars
Author:Stephen R. Lawhead
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:In the Region of the Summer Stars
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:333 pages pages

In the Region of the Summer Stars Reviews

  • Jason Koivu
    Jun 09, 2018
    (I received an audiobook version of this courtesy of Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.) Historical fiction writer Stephen R. Lawhead has been on my radar for a little while now, so when I was offered a copy of his latest, I jumped at the chance to read it! If you like a...
  • Raymond Just
    Jun 10, 2018
    The best thing Lawhead has written in a long time, and a promising start for a new series. This first installment is both reminiscent of Stephen's early work (which was always very good), while also reminding one of Ireland's modern bard, Morgan Llewelyn. This is a tale of early histor...
  • Carole-Ann
    Jul 02, 2018
    Fall into the ancient lands of Erin (Eirlandia) and become engrossed in Celtic myth and legend. Lawhead has a soothing, steady-paced voice which makes reading his stories a LONG TIME not noticed (until the book falls from your hand because you've gone to sleep in the early hours!) T...
  • Dave Courtney
    Jun 08, 2018
    I am a big Lawhead fan, so whatever bias might come from that I am perfectly okay with acknowledging up front. That said, while there are some really great moments and some genuine potential, In the Region of the Summer Stars is not his best work. The concept itself I think is real...
  • David
    Aug 19, 2018
    Lawhead returns to his finest form, that of the Albion series. I didn't think he would ever write something I liked as well as that series, but this one has potential. Great read, an d at the top of the class of medieval fiction. ...
  • Eunice
    Jun 24, 2018
    True to form, Steven Lawhead weaves a tale of fantasy and adventure worth reading. Set in Eirlandia, he mixes historical fiction with legend to make a story that grabs you from the beginning. His characters are rich, the settings picturesque. He knows the history and legends well from ...
  • William Bode
    May 28, 2018
    In the Region of the Summer Stars Lawhead moves me and makes me think, In the Region of the Summer Stars does not disappoint and yet begs the question when in the series will we see the familiar links between the far off past and the understanding of this world from the perspective of...
  • Danielw
    Jun 01, 2018
    Lawhead is back in his wheelhouse with this book. Within 20 pages I knew I liked it better than his Bright Empire series. That may be because I liked the main protagonist (Conor mac Arden) better than the rather drab Kit Livingstone. But enough about that. If you have read the Song of ...
  • Mary
    Jul 23, 2018
    Not sure of the classification, but a pretty good story,: well-written, interesting plot, realistic characters. Will be looking for the sequels. ...
  • Aryssa Hutchins
    Jul 09, 2018
    Well written, I love a good Celtic story. I look forward to the next in the series. ...
  • Kevin Charman
    Jul 01, 2018
    A new book series by Stephen Lawhead - one of my most favourite authors. Been looking forward to this book for a while, got it for Fathers Day - had to wait a few days before I could find time to start it - but then I had to be disciplined about putting it down - from very early on hoo...
  • Sylvia McIvers
    Aug 03, 2018
    The Scálda are attacking the Irish. Add two stars if you like the High Fantasy style of writing. Connor's younger brother is jealous of him, and one of the Irish kings is colluding with the Scálda. The two circumstances run into each other and Connor is exiled. The Druids are al...
  • Margaret Roberts
    May 29, 2018
    For years, Ireland has been striving to be rid of the Scalda, invaders to the southern shore. When doubting the intentions of Lord Breda, Connor finds himself stumbling onto a plot far greater than he imagined. Seeking truth, he becomes an outcast and ends up tumbling into a far greate...
  • Jenna Amundson
    Jul 10, 2018
    This was a good one. Took me a bit of time to get into but now I am looking forward to what comes next in the series. ...
  • Glenn
    Jun 29, 2018
    4.5 Stars A very good story... A much better series than his last one. Really enjoying the story of Conor and his friends... ...
  • John Peel
    Jun 10, 2018
    Stephen Lawhead returns to his Celtic mythology with the start of a new series. This one features Conor, a warrior who finds himself drawn into schemes and battles through the agencies of druids, invaders, plotters and finally the fairy folk. Nicely written, with lots of plot twists an...
  • Andrea
    Jun 14, 2018
    He?s done it again. I have loved almost every book he?s written, but Stephen Lawhead should stick to Celtic epics, because he is undoubtedly the master. This one features the lovable hothead Conor. And while a passage reads, ?Thus does the world change, not with a sword, but with...
  • Shawn Small
    Aug 19, 2018
    The first time I read a novel by Stephen Lawhead was during a six-week hospital stay in 1992. A friend, knowing I needed an escape from the ache and despair that follows a head-on collision, sent me THE SONG OF ALBION trilogy. In a state of anguish I cracked open book one, The Paradise...
  • Horus
    Jun 12, 2018
    This is the first Lawhead book I have picked up in years, and I can say that I?m glad I did. The story (early Ireland this time) is well paced and interesting, with just enough research for the historically interested, but with some of the fantastical as well. The story begins with a...
  • Jennie Webb
    May 28, 2018
    I loved going to Eirlandia, and also back to Avalon, with Stephen Lawhead! (I've read all of his fiction books except for a few of the children's.) I really enjoyed the characters and the story, even if it does leave you hanging a bit at the end -I hope there will be a next one!! There...
  • CANDICE
    Jun 22, 2018
    Great book! I can't wait for the next in the series ??? ...
  • Kate Frantz
    Jun 14, 2018
    LAWHEAD IS BACK. I was a tad disappointed in Bright Empires (enjoyable, but not as epic as Pendragon or Albion), so when I saw a new series coming out I was hopeful - and I did well to put my hope in this book! It feels like a mixture of everything I love about Lawhead. It may not b...
  • Paul
    Oct 03, 2018
    I think the thing I love the most about Lawhead's books is that in every book I read he transports me back (or forward) and until I put the book down I am right there with the character. He does the same It is the same in this book. The thing that really impressed me about this one was...
  • Adam Duclos
    Jun 18, 2018
    I managed to get through the first chapter or two of this book. It wasn't great. It needed better writing and a better editor. For example, the prologue has this one guy show up to a crappy village, and somehow that one village is also a kingdom? So, this guy shows up, and he has n...
  • Bonnie
    May 31, 2018
    I have enjoyed readng all of Stephen Lawhead's books and I enjoyed reading this one as well. Some of the character personalities were reminiscent of characters in Lord of the Rings. I would have given this book 5 stars but there were quite a few words that I didn't know. I didn't know ...
  • Ben Andrus
    Jun 29, 2018
    Overall I enjoyed it. The characters needed more development, and I would have preferred more setting description, but Lawhead is trying to pull off a nearly impossible task of creating the world of pre Christian Ireland while making it accessible to contemporary readers, plus driving ...
  • Carl M. Hames
    Jun 09, 2018
    Exceptional and exciting Steven has outdone himself yet again. Never a dull moment. Brilliant and lovable characters. The plot is memorizing. I am waiting anxiously for the next installment. ...
  • Kirby Davis
    Jun 03, 2018
    This is not one of Lawhead's best efforts. It lacks the spiritual center, poetic grace, and natural beauty that drive his beloved Pendragon and Albion series. As with any early entry in a series, its sequels may improve perceptions and redeem this work. But on its own, "In the Region o...
  • Kimberly Purcell
    Jun 11, 2018
    Stephen Lawhead has done it again. Another action packed "realistic fantasy" this time set in ancient Eirlandia (Ireland). This first book in a new series introduces Conor mac Arden, the son of a minor king, who, because of an obvious birthmark, isn't able to take on his rightful ro...
  • Nathan
    May 17, 2018
    I have read all of Lawhead's work. He is my favorite author, and this is a fine work. However, it was not as good as many of his previous works. The story is interesting and the characters are very good. The land of Eirlandia is bright and imaginative, and the faery presence adds a goo...