Sunday, September 18, 2011

Review of Moonbeams

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Lakisha Spletzer

Shayleah D'athmoon, an elf Peacekeeper for the First Ones, travels around with a group of compatriots fighting for just causes.  During the middle of one such fight, three outlander humans appear, and Shayleah saves them.  The three are totally  fish out of water, unused to the violence and creatures in the Veil, so Shayleah takes them with her until she can return them to their world.  Unfortunately, an evil lurks in the background and has plans for Shayleah, her friends, and the humans.

Moonbeams is an enjoyable fantasy read with compelling characters and an imaginative world.  With that said, it took me awhile to get into the book.  The pace in the beginning is a little slow, perhaps, because of the introduction of numerous characters.  However, once I got into the book, it got my attention and held it until the very end, which is something of a cliffhanger.  All the characters had me rooting for them, except for one, Megan, one of the human outlanders.  Megan is spoiled, petty, and needs to be gagged.  It will be interesting to see how Ms. Spletzer redeems Megan in later books of the series.  I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series, and recommend Moonbeams to fantasy readers.

NOTE: I was sent this book in return for an impartial review.