Tuesday, August 12
Title: Winter Moon
Author: Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, C.E Murphy
Summary: Three new novellas of power that rises beneath the light of the moon.
Mercedes Lackey - Moontide - In an isolated land where the lure of the "Moontide" leads to shipwrecks, a woman is torn between obeying her father or her king. When she chooses to follow a Fool, she discovers magic she'd never expected . . . at a price that might be too high .
Tanith Lee - The Heart of the Moon -
Struggling under the curse of a dead comrade, Clirando, a warrior priestess unready to face the powers trapped within her, must face "The Heart of the Moon" to reveal what has been hidden .
C.E Murphey - In "Banshee Cries," ritual murders under a full moon lead Jo Walker to confront a Harbinger of Death. Maybe this "gift" she has is one she shouldn't ignore -- because the next life she has to save might be her own! (Summaries taken from Goodreads)
My Rating: 9/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I have a odd fascination with the moon especially the full moon, so I decided to look for stories, novellas and what not on it. One the magics and spells that occur from it. This book was a great start. There were three novellas, and although the last wasn't as good as the first two. All of them were intruding and so different then what I normally read. The character's weren't one's you could fall in love with, although they were interesting in their individual stories, the actual story lines had a folk lore feel to them and all take place under the moon, including the magics or powers that affect "us". It's a fascinating book, different but fascinating. The novella's aren't big on descriptions of scenes or big on a huge adventure of fight scene, but it has this amazing feel and ability to have you transfixed into the story so you can't put it down.
Would I recommend it to read: Yes. I think that it would be a good book to read. For two reasons, it's a little different then what I've read, and likely most people have read. And it's just a great book of folk tales/novellas, that are fascinating and a great curl in the couch reads.
What to read next: I have no idea. I don't have a lot of experience with this type. If you have anymore short stories, novella's or novels similar to what's in here TELL me. Or even moon magic based stories. I'd love to see some books.