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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dark Moon (Nightcreature Novel, Bk 3) by Lori Handeland

The third book in the series opens again with a different main character. We've met her before, the prim and proper Doctor Elise Hanover, the virologist trying to find a cure for lycanthropy.

The book opens with Elise's long-lost love paying her a visit. Unfortunately, her long lost love is now an FBI agent, with questions. So we already have an idea of what the love story is going to be, right? Right. And whatever you are predicting in your head is pretty much the way it goes: They can't, they must, okay just this once but never again, okay maybe one more time, they can't, they might, they miscommunicate, they can't, they communicate, they definitely can't, okay maybe one more time, more miscommunication, ad nauseum.

But the plot doesn't go where I thought it would go. So that part isn't predictable. And it's a good plot. More supernatural woo woo stuff, but this is a book about werewolves, so what do we expect. Right? The plot worked for me.

Dark Moon also gives us some more of Edward's backstory, though it probably creates as many questions as it answers. But, it goes a long way towards giving us answers that are part of the long term series plot. And that always makes for a better series.

I'm giving Dark Moon an 8 of 10. I am also going to give the series an 8 of 10 after reading the first three books.

Book Rating: 8 of 10
Series Rating: 8 of 10

Blue Moon (2004)
Hunter's Moon (2005)
Dark Moon (2005)
Crescent Moon (2006)
Midnight Moon (2006)
Rising Moon (2007)
Hidden Moon (2007)
Thunder Moon (2008)

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