By Rebecca Hahn
A beautiful debut novel a few woman who's part dragon, part human, and absolutely herself.
As the one inheritor to the throne, Marni must have been surrounded by way of wealth and privilege, now not dwelling in exile-but now the time has come while she needs to make a choice from claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wishes her lifeless, and existence with the daddy she hasn't ever recognized: a wild dragon who's sending his magical woods to catch her.
Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina might be captured via A Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the strong offerings its robust heroine needs to make.
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They may not like it, but the facts are these: I was the one who was able to open the realms again, and so far, no one may enter without my help. I was the one who broke the seal on the magic by shattering the runes. And I was the one to find the source of the magic, in a protected place called the Temple. It was at the Temple that I fought Circe, my mother’s foe and an enemy of the Order, to keep the magic safe. In so doing, I killed her and bound the magic to myself for safekeeping. I promised to join hands with my friends, with Kartik, and with the tribes of the realms to make an alliance, with a share of magic for all.
Quickly, I wipe my cheeks. “It’s the wind. ” “Aye, wind’s strong. More rain comin’. ” “Oh, here comes Mrs. ” Cecily hisses. “Please, let’s go! ” Quickly, we gather our sketches and sit a safe distance away on a stone bench by the still-hibernating rose garden, our heads bent in desperate concentration. But Mrs. Nightwing takes no note. She appraises the progress on the building. The wind carries her voice to us. “I had hoped to be farther along by now, Mr. ” “We’re putting in a ten-hour day, missus.
I take Tom to task on the carriage ride to London. ” “That’s it. Defend him as you always do. ” “I’m not his favorite. ” Saying it gives me a queer feeling in my stomach, though, like telling a lie. “That’s what they say, isn’t it? Pity it isn’t true,” he says, bitterly. Suddenly, he brightens. “As it happens, he was wrong about the Athenaeum Club. ” At the mention of Simon’s name, all breath leaves me. ” I ask. “Handsome. Charming. Rich.