Today is release day for HARVEST MOON! Remember, “Retribution,” a prequel novella in The Underworld Cycle, is included in this anthology, along with stories from Mercedes Lackey and Michelle Sagara. RT Book Reviews Magazine has a review:
This is a somewhat uneven anthology; the contributions from Lackey and Sagara are well written, but confusing for newcomers, while Haley’s tale is much stronger and well worth the time — Haley is definitely an author to watch!
For what it’s worth, I didn’t find either of the headlining stories confusing, and I plan to read the Elantra series on the strength of “Cast in Moonlight.” Guess I’m biased, but a good story’s a good story, I don’t care who you are…
And for balance, here’s what the first Amazon review has to say about my effort.
The last story by Cameron Haley had too much gore and blood for me. The heroine (?) was not likeable at all and I personally felt she was too cold to make a good heroine. She murders a man at a cross roads to keep his ghost from haunting her but he has time to cast a death curse on her. The story deals with her attempts to either kill or subvert the messenger who will carry out the death curse. I did not feel any sympathy for any characters in this story. It was cold and left me cold.
Best bad review ever, but I feel guilty for dragging Mercedes and Michelle down with me.Tags: Harvest Moon, Reviews