Friday, February 03, 2006

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Now this is enjoyable urban fantasy. Well done urban fantasy is among my favourite reading material. The way the author sets up the existence of the Fantastic and weaves it into our ‘real world’ is part of what makes it such a good read. In fact Briggs has done such a fine job of realizing her characters and the world that the story is driven forward by the realities of her created reality. You will understand that statement once you have read the story, but any attempt on my part to explain it would chance ruining the story for the new reader. Let me put it another way. Briggs world is so well done one would not be surprised if one f her characters arrived at you door.

The writing is, as you would expect from Briggs, smooth and polished. The storyline is intriguing. The characters are people, real people, so well drawn are they by the author. The story pulls you in and along for the ride from the start. As noted above, the world is well thought-out, interesting and entirely plausible. It has werewolves, vampires and other interesting inhabitants – including out heroine, a shape changer of native ancestry raise by a werewolf pack, a fine mechanic.

Truly a not to be missed read. One can only hope that we get to return to this world soon – and often.


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