Faster Than Falling (The Skylighter Adventures, Book 1)
By: Nathan Van Coops
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE STARS!
Best for: 12 and up
Nathan Van Coops has created a wonderful new story set in a wonderful new world. Faster Than Falling is a scyfy-pirate-steampunk-adventure, and it was a BLAST to read!
On this world, the sky is full of floating plants so large they hold entire communities and pirate airships that want to plunder their secrets. The ground is covered with mountains so high the only way across is through, floating forests so dense the only way through is under, deserts with sand that will swallow you whole, and night beasts that want to make you their next meal.
This is an adventure story in every sense. I loved following the young heroes as they faced their fears, learned to trust, fought the bad guys, made new friends, and saved the day in the end. The world building is detailed, and I could sense a lot of opportunity for more stories here.
Book one doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, but there is certainly more tale to tell. I’ll be first in line when book 2 comes out!
No content issues. Great for all ages. The world building is a bit complex and may lose some younger independent readers. Best for 12 and up.