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The Stargazers have long been guardians of the Old Magic, the precious life force of Ellemire that was stolen long ago and brought to Earth. For generations, the witches have traveled to our world to conceive a child and bring that magic home one little bit at a time. Unfortunately, this ritual turns once beautiful young women to shriveled crones and social outcasts.Aster,The Stargazers have long been guardians of the Old Magic, the precious life force of Ellemire that was stolen long ago and brought to Earth. For generations, the witches have traveled to our world to conceive a child and bring that magic home one little bit at a time. Unfortunately, this ritual turns once beautiful young women to shriveled crones and social outcasts.Aster, the youngest of the Stargazer coven, is the next to make this crippling journey, but a lot more is riding on her success. She is the Great Mother, the long prophesied witch whose child is destined to release the Old Magic back to Ellemire and save the land from coming darkness. But she soon learns that saving her world comes at an unspeakable cost, one that forces her to decide whether she can even fulfill her obligations at all. Meanwhile, her devious and power-hungry aunt Oleander is nipping at her heels, determined to do whatever it takes to make Aster her pawn and her slave....

Title : The Stargazers
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ISBN : 13529774
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 103 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Stargazers Reviews

  • Vincent Hobbes
    2018-10-25 23:16

    Excellent novel! Allison Dickson always blows my mind with her talent. Though this book hinders on Young Adult, it's more of an urban fantasy tale that will keep you turning page after page.Vincent Hobbes

  • Abby Miller
    2018-11-11 23:08

    The Stargazers is the first full length novel I have read by Allison Dickson. I am a huge fan of her short stories, so I was very excited to read this book. And I am glad I did.The Stargazers introduces Aster, a child of the world of Ellemire. Once Aster reaches the age of 18, she must cross over to modern day America. Her goal - meet a boy and produce a child. Sounds easy, huh? Well, Aster is not at all prepared for modern day America. Cars? Never seen one. Highways? Nope. Drugs? Girls with tattoos? Alcohol? Nope. Everything is new to her.This is a great fantasy novel. Full of witches, potions, familiars, and all the things one loves in the fantasy world. As usual, Ms. Dickson has created many memorable characters. Especially in the evil villain, Oleander, Aster's horrible aunt. This is the character you will love to hate. And sweet Aunt Holly. You can only root for her, hope that she has a happy ending.I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I blasted through it in a matter of days. There were many surprises, many sorrows. Overall, a fantastic read. Thanks again, Allison!

  • Paul
    2018-11-03 02:33

    Ok. I want to say one thing. I honestly think this is the best story I have read by this author. I say this with a warning. I would suggest you skip her "introduction" of the story till after you read the story. Some self criticism is good but she hints at future events in the story that once you are aware these themes are coming it takes some of the suspense away and hurts the experience IMHO this is not your typical teen coming of age fantasy as the author states but that does not mean it is bad. In fact I think the author hits on why in fact so many people who aren't teens read teen fiction. As a young adult your whole life is ahead of you. The future is bright. Possibilities are open.you haven't built up the cynicism . You are looking at the world where dreams are big and limitless. What this story does is capture those two worlds. Magic and reality. Big dreams and past regrets. It is not typical because it shows both worlds in all their glory and sets a balance not only about the joys of youth but the ability to "grow up" and accept the life given you and while your dreams might not exactly turn out like you originally thought. Life is what you make it and your circumstances are bound by how you react to them. A way more powerful story. I sensed from the author she felt like this experiment in teen fiction was a failure she may not try again. I want to say I hope that she reconsiders. This is sleeping beauty without the typical happily ever after. A teen story tempered by a reality. Harsh or not not seen in fiction. I truly loved this story and would love to see more stories like this in the future

  • Maggielou
    2018-11-18 23:03

    I really enjoyed this book. The story line flowed perfectly. The development of the characters was equally well written. And i even enjoyed the emotional roller coaster...both the happy and sad parts. I was a bot disappointed about what happened with Byron but i was overall pleased!

  • Darlene
    2018-11-03 22:06

    Recommended by T. L. Wood.

  • Pamela
    2018-11-03 00:31

    I got the chance to read this fantasy, that starts in an alternate world (not unlike the Witch World series by Andre Norton) and ends up in present day town on Earth. The heroine is a child born into a magic-wielding family of witches who is told she is part of a prophesy where she must go to Earth, let a human man make love to her and get her with child, then come back to sacrifice the child to bring magic back to her world. Something she increasingly does not want to do as she becomes more and more into our world. Though the author says it started as YA until some of its subjects wouldn't suit a Young Adult novel, so instead more an adult fantasy (though to tell her, I have read many modern Young Adults with adult themes and cussing and so forth, I never read in mine as a teenager). There were some problems with the storyline that I felt I couldn't give it five stars, so a low four stars since there's no 3 1/2, fits it more.

  • Anna Walls
    2018-11-13 23:08

    This is the story of a girl who has been fed a string of lies all her life, and what she was told had either been totally twisted by time and fear or she was told nothing at all. And then, as if that wasn't bad enough, she was dealt an evil hand of physical and mental abuse, by not only members of her family but everyone she ever saw let alone knew. That was one stiff deck of cards for one girl to sort through. But she did and she prevailed with only a little heartache left over.If you ever get the chance to read this book, be sure to have a tissue handy. As far as the writing, the best tools a writer can use are emotions and all five senses. Allison does that with aplomb. Smell the flowers, feel the rain, cry the tears and bite your lip with anticipation and fear. Oh and put all the guns and knives away; you're gonna find reason to kill at least once, but you don't want to kill your kindle or stab your book. haha Enjoy.

  • Colleen Ray
    2018-10-23 22:13

    This is an entertaining read, most likely to appeal to fans of YA lit. The main protagonists are sympathetic and the plot moves along at a good pace. The author makes good use of Natural Magic, throws in a bit of suspense, and there's plenty of room for a sequel. I would have given this 4 stars, if it weren't for the numerous errors in the Kindle edition of the book. The flow of the story was interrupted a couple times when I had to reread a passage, but mostly the mistakes were simply an annoyance. A bit more proofreading would have been appreciated, but it isn't bad enough to keep me from exploring further work by this author.

  • Reeses Pieces
    2018-11-06 02:03

    Honestly the book would have been better off if the author had left it as YA. I can't see this book having any appeal to anyone but teenage girls.

  • Bethica
    2018-10-30 00:15

    Not a genre that could hold my interest.

  • Allison Dickson
    2018-11-03 18:14