Review of The Daughter of Moth

October 18, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★

Review of The Daughter of MothDaughter of Moth by Daniel Arenson
Series: The Moth Saga #4
on May 19th 2014
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 300
Format: eBook
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three-stars

I am broken. I am lost.

Our world has fallen still. One half lies drenched in eternal daylight, the other cloaked in endless night. Our people are divided, some living under the sun, the others hidden in shadow. All is light or darkness. All is the sun or the moon.
All but me.

My father was born in the never-ending sunlight of the west. My mother is a daughter of darkness. I am split in two. Like the moth of our forests, one wing white and the other black, I am torn.

I am a child of dusk, a stranger in both day and night. I am alone. This is my story.

In The Daughter of Moth, Madori (daughter of Torin and Koyee) goes to an academy to learn healing magic. While there, she must deal with discrimination and hate from the “pure blooded” Timandarians. Meanwhile, a new movement who call themselves Radians slowly take over the light side of Moth and start chanting for a war against the night again.

Overall, the writing was fine here and the characters well developed, but the ideas were not very original. Its just a retread of what came before. The same rheoretic against Elorians, etc. A little bit of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix thrown in. Down with the nightcrawlers, blah, blah, blah. There were so many possibilities in this world, but it just repeated the first books instead.

If Madori becomes a great mage in future books, perhaps it could pay off. But as a standalone novel, this one is very depressing, with no fresh ideas.

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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