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People of the Sun by Ben Gartner
People of The Sun – Third in The Eye of Ra Series
TITLEPeople of the Sun (book 3 “Eye of RA” series)
AUTHORBen Gartner
PUBLISHERCrescent Vista Press (February 1, 2022)
FORMATKindle, Hardcover, Paperback
GENREChildren’s Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
B09B9FGWSW / 1734155272 / 978-1734155273


Find out about Ben Gartner and The Eye of Ra Series here.


People of the Sun is the third book in The Eye of Ra Series. Sarah and John continue their adventures in time!

Sarah is John’s older sister and together they make up a team of time traveling detectives. Their goal is to make sure that the time line remains intact. It seems that Dr. Tidewell (Sarah) and Mr. Tidewell (John) created a time machine in the year 2049. During a demonstration things go awry, and the entire audience is transported to various places throughout time; and the trouble begins!

The adult brother and sister duo travel back in time to enlist their earlier versions of themselves to help fix the timeline. If they can’t fix the timeline then life ceases to exist on Johns birthday in 2049 (the date of the presentation).

In this installment, they travel to Mexico in the year 1519 to prevent the death of Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, a Spanish Conquistador. Toci, an expert scholar in Aztec culture and fluent in English, Spanish and the Nahuatl language, is determined to prevent Cortés from conquering the Aztecs. What follows is an adventure that sees Sarah and John almost becoming human sacrifices, battling for their very lives and having to make some hard decisions about whether or not to change history.


People of the Sun is an excellent book. It has time travel, history, action, and adventure! It is filled with moral conundrums, universal impacting decisions, and morality.

Ben has done another superb job with this book. He has managed to mold history with adventure again. Just reading this book and the Author’s Note at the end, I learned quit-a-bit about the Aztecs, Cortés and the fall of an entire empire.

This book is a great read for the young and old alike. I highly recommend this series and don’t forget to read the Author’s Notes. Ben provides links to the historical references if the reader would like to learn more about the period.

I can’t wait to read about Sarah and John’s next adventure!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


I would like to thank Ben Gartner and Crescent Vista Press for affording me the opportunity to review People of the Sun.


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Star Wars: Ahsoka – review

Litercurious Book Review

TitleStar Wars: Ahsoka
AuthorE. K. Johnston
NarratorAshley Eckstein
PublisherDisney Lucasfilm Press (October 11, 2016)  
/ Listening Library
FormatKindle, Audiobook, Hardcover, Paperback
Pages / File371 / 2616 KB / 7 hours 4 minutes
GenreScience Fiction


Find out about E. K. Johnston here.


Star Wars: Ahsoka covers Ahsoka’s time after Order 66 to joining the Rebellion. It describes her struggles to remain hidden from the Empire while trying to survive alone. Along the way she bounces from planet to planet one step ahead of the Empire and the Inquisitors. However, unable to deny her true self and Jedi training, Ahsoka can’t resist helping people that are being suppressed by the Empire. Whether she is trying to protect a force sensitive child, helping stranded wayfarers, or protecting an entire planet; she wages her own private battle against the Empire. Eventually her exploits attract not only the attention of the Empire, but also the Rebellion Alliance. Ashoka finally comes face to face with the Inquisitor that has been stalking her! She has to go through him if she is to save a planet full of people.

Read the book or listen to the audiobook to discover what happens and how she got her new white light sabers.  


Ahsoka Tano is my favorite Star Wars character of all time. I am so glad that this book explains what happened to her after she left the Jedi order at the end of The Clone Wars and prior to her reappearance in Star Wars Rebels.

I have listened to this audiobook several times, and each time I love it more. Narrated by Ashley Eckstein, who voiced Ashako Tano in both The Clone Wars and Rebels, she brings the character to life again. The audiobook is exquisitely done complete with sound effects. To get the full experience, the book needs to be listened to with headphones. With earpods the extra background sounds and nuances just add anorther level to the listening experience.

I admit that I am a big Star Wars fan, I love Ahsoka’s character, and I love this book. It may not have as much action as some are used to; but given that she is in hiding, I believe it has the best balance of clandestine strategy and warfare.

I whole-heartily recommend this audiobook for anyone who is an Ahsoka Tano fan.

Rating: 5 out of 5.