Star-Crossed Saga: ProtoStar is a magnificent start to an inventive series by a talented debut author. Braxton Cosby (yes, Bill’s nephew aka Dr. Huxtable) vibrantly makes his mark in the science fiction, young adult and fantasy genres. In fact, Cosby has created a whole new genre with
Star-Crossed Saga: ProtoStar – Sci-Fance. Sci-fance is a finely tuned, smoothly delivered and richly blended meld of science fiction and romance, that simply makes sense.
Cosby has penned a story for the intelligent reader. The Star-Crossed Saga: ProtoStar is not the novel for literary posers looking to skim along and claim to be erudite readers.
Star-Crossed Saga: ProtoStar begins by asking the question, love or duty? As human beings, we are all given free will. We are all faced with choices. We are all responsible for the consequences of our actions. Cosby poses these questions to the protagonist, Bounty Hunter Prince William Derry, and to his readers.
On the threshold of Civil War, the Torrian Alliance presses forward with its obligation of eliminating the universe of Star-children as a means to contain an intergalactic evil. King Gregorio Derry takes direction from his Council and sends his only son from Fabricius to Earth on an assignment to restore honor to his family. Bounty Hunter Prince William Derry has travels thousands of light-years, on a mission to fulfill an age old prophecy.
Sydney Elaine learns first hand, what the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for” means when she meets William Derry. Fate steps in, leaving Prince Derry to curtail his scheduled assignation of Sydney. It is during this delay that a bond is formed, leaving both awakened for the first time. Everything William believes is challenged.
Meanwhile, a diabolical act of treason is underway back home on Fabricius. It is this contemptible act of collusion and monarchical unraveling, that threatens to extinguish the lives of those William holds dear and destroy his dad’s noble birthright.
Will William be able to complete his task or will he sacrifice everything to follow his heart?
Cosby’s sharp, strong prose is appealing, engaging and well-written. His characters glimmer like the sun.
The Star-Crossed Saga: ProtoStar is a cinematic literary epic adventure.
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