July 14, 2013

Review: Haunted Moon

Haunted Moon
Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

To start with, I must say I love this author's world. It's deep and fascinating, and an inch-thick Otherworld companion volume, covering the different dimensions and the various Otherworld denizens, could easily be written. I like the three main characters (especially Menolly) and how they've grown.

Having said that, this is book #13 in the series, and I simply think the series--as well as this reader--is getting tired. As far as I can tell, there's still two or three books to come before the grand finale, and I'm to the point where I want the author to GET ON with it. Let's wrap this thing up. It's perilously close to jumping the shark, if it hasn't already.

To compare, another of my favorite authors is Ann Aguirre. Her Corine Solomon series runs five books, and her Sirantha Jax series stops at six. Neither the characters nor the storyline feels shortchanged; both series are quite satisfying at their shorter lengths. Even Yasmine Galenorn's other series, the Indigo Court novels, are going to wrap up after (I believe) five books.

There's such a thing as flogging a dead/dying horse. This series doesn't deserve that.

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