Review of Shadows of Moth

October 21, 2015 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

Review of Shadows of MothShadows of Moth by Daniel Arenson
Series: The Moth Saga #5
Published by Amazon Digital Services on September 5th 2014
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 251
Format: eBook
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three-stars

Our world burns with war.
In the west, the people of eternal sunlight invade the darkness, armed with swords, arrows, and torches. In the east, the children of endless night fight from the shadows. Soldiers of sunlight and dwellers of darkness. Their war flares across the world of Moth.
And I am torn between them.
My father was born in the sunlight. My mother is a daughter of the night. I am a child of dusk, a stranger to both camps. As fires burn and blood spills, I must heal this shattering world. Yet how can I stop a war between day and night when a separate war rages within me--a clash between my sunlit and moonlit halves?

This book is a dark, depressing tale with the psychotic Radian order committing genocide on the Elorians and lots and lots of the same rhetoric about worms and nightcrawlers, etc.  Things go from worse to worst to completely utterly worst. There were some really SLOW parts of the book that can be skimmed over without missing anything. On the other hand, there were a few gems in the plot that really stood out and made things quite interesting… mostly when various Elorian factions had things go slightly their way.  A few characters had some great character development, although this did not include Madori or Koyee (and I don’t consider Madori’s useless combat training to be anything other than a waste of time). It did end actually on a slightly hopeful note and hopefully the next book can pull it all together into something mildly satisfying that will make this drudgery worth it.

three-stars

About Daniel Arenson

Daniel Arenson is a bestselling author of epic fantasy.

Three of his trilogies—Dawn of Dragons, Song of Dragons, Dragonlore, and The Dragon War—are set in Requiem, a world where humans can turn into dragons. He’s also the author of Moth, a series about a world torn in two—its one half always in sunlight, the other always dark. Five of Daniel’s books have hit Amazon’s overall Top 100 bestsellers list; one has hit the Top 20. In total, his books have sold over 350,000 copies.

Raised on Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and scratchy Star Wars VHS tapes, Daniel still consumes—and tries to contribute to—geek culture.

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