Sky Walkers


Fiction - Supernatural
378 Pages
Reviewed on 01/03/2020
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Author Biography

Born in 1946, I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a small city just outside of Akron.
I guess you could call me an original Baby Boomer. It was the time of change and an exciting era, when new music and industry was booming just like us.
Many of our fathers were home from the Second World War, and eager to begin a family.
Not continuing an education in college, my secondary education began in the rice paddies of South Vietnam. Fortunate to come out unscathed; the reception back home was unpleasant from students and like minds.
Most of us, have much to be told as ‛Our Story’… the behind the scenes us. There is a novel lurking in us all, and with a little embellishment, no one would really know that your fiction is three quarters fact.
Nevertheless, we… fiction writers, explore another element. That is what makes up genre fiction. How much truth is behind the veil of that word of fiction? An interesting thought to be sure.
I wrote Sky Walkers Code Name: Operation Starlight, as if I had lived it, and in fact, I guess I had. Then, I removed it from Amazon, and wrote its prequel book 1: “Captain Jon Hunter Psychic Spy”, and Sky Walkers, professional re edit and is on Amazon now.
Join me and my ‘novel’ adventures, and I will see you… out there.
Your friend,
D. Owen Powell

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Sky Walkers by D. Owen Powell. Frank and Joe Hunter are twins, they are pretty similar to each other but there are things that set the twins apart. While Frank is a detective, Joe is a paraplegic who is trying to put the pieces of his life back together. But when they are approached by the government to take up a task that changes their lives, these brothers don’t hesitate to grab it. With the promise of getting the opportunity to walk again and powers unlike any they could have hoped for, the brothers try to complete the mission to the best of their abilities. But what started as a simple mission turns into something bigger than they anticipated and now the future of humankind is hanging by a thread. Joe and Frank have to do whatever it takes to save the world.

Science fiction at its best D. Owen Powell has continued the story that started with Jon Hunter and now his sons are continuing his legacy and taking it forward. Captain Jon Hunter is a legend and his sons couldn’t be more proud of their father. I loved the first novel in the series and I love this one even more. Joe and Frank are the perfect protagonists and they are a great team. They work together perfectly; they pay attention to and respect each other. They had some big shoes to fill and they did a pretty good job of it. They have their own characteristics and their own identities that the author made sure to focus on and highlight. I enjoyed Joe’s reactions and Frank’s intelligence. They complemented each other and their friendly banter made the story even more enjoyable. The story itself is very well-paced, incredibly intricate and allows the reader to get invested in the plot. I enjoyed Sky Walkers a lot more than I anticipated and I hope to read more by Mr. Powell.

Ruffina Oserio

Sky Walkers: Code name: Operation Starlight by D. Owen Powell is a great blend of sci-fi and military, featuring two extraordinary young men, a sky adventure, and dangerous aliens. It is in the prime of their youth that the identical twins Joe and Frank Hunter discover that their father died while on a secret military mission. Both are gifted, one a New Jersey detective, and the other a paraplegic. The two kids live their separate lives, until an opportunity to fly is offered to them. It is with excitement that they join a military mission where their skills take them to the heights, but they might be encountering more than they bargained for. In the soaring limits of the sky, they will encounter aliens as they fight for a powerful gem: the perfect flying machine. Their defeat could be spell doom for humanity.

One reads this fast-paced, action-packed story with bated breath, watching with their mind’s eye as the heroes face obstacles, taking deep breaths after the narrow escapes, and turning the pages hoping for the best, always for the best. D. Owen Powell demonstrates great skills in the art of storytelling and toys with the emotions of readers, working their nerves up with the suspense until the last page. This is a very interesting story in the adventure genre and readers will love the identical twins. I enjoyed self-exploration as the characters tested their skills. The teamwork comes across powerfully in this novel as well. It is fast-paced, the speed of a rocket, with complex characters and a fascinating setting. A huge entertainment!

Chris Fischer

In the debut work by author D. Owen Powell, Sky Walkers: Code Name: Operation Starlight is a book full of promise in the science fiction and action adventure genres. Follow the story of identical twins, Joe and Frank Hunter. Joe is a paraplegic, Frank is a detective in New Jersey. They've lived with the knowledge, since they were young, that their father was killed in a secret military operation, and that has certainly impacted both of their lives in many ways. The twins' lives are on quite different paths, until a mysterious visit from government agents brings them together again. Promises that both twins will have super human strength, that Joe will be able to walk again, run, that they could both even fly seem too good to be true, but also too good to pass up. Their skills increase, and the men learn the truth about their father's "death," just as they realize the true purpose behind the development of their super human skills; to fight off an alien adversary that threatens mankind as we know it. Will the twins prevail? You'll need to read the book to find out!

I very much enjoyed Sky Walkers: Code Name: Operation Starlight. This is a great offering by first time author D. Owen Powell. He has provided his readers with a thrill ride of a story line that they won't soon forget, as well as characters in Joe and Frank that readers will root for, relate to, and truly come to care about. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. Any reader who enjoys science fiction or a thrilling read of fiction in general should definitely read Sky Walkers: Code Name: Operation Starlight. I look forward to reading more in this promising series by author D. Owen Powell as soon as I am able to do so!

K.C. Finn

Sky Walkers – Code Name: Operation Starlight is a work of adventure fiction in the science fiction and military sub-genres, and was penned by author D. Owen Powell. Forming the second novel in the Sky Walkers series, this novel is accessible to most readers save for some expletives used where appropriate in the text. The plot focuses on identical twins Joe and Frank, whose only real difference in the physical sense is that Joe is a paraplegic. When an offer of supernatural skills brings the brothers together, they embark on a journey to walk in the footsteps of their father, embarking on a secret mission with aliens, flying machines and more.

Author D. Owen Powell really ramps up the action more and more as readers get into this excellent and well-paced sci-fi adventure novel. Joe and Frank have plenty of great character development and skills to help readers root for them as interesting and capable heroes, but it’s the central plot and the exciting science fiction and alien concepts which are the real charm of this work. Blending cool military operation-style plots with sudden incursions of paranormal beings, the plot twists and turns with every chapter to take readers on an adventure that really does touch on every emotion. The description of such scenes is really well handled with dynamic language and dialogue that keeps you rooted in the story without taking up too much space for exposition. Overall, Sky Walkers – Code Name: Operation Starlight is a recommended read for fans of page-turning action, science fiction, and thrills.