Blue Moon Rising (Forest Kingdom Series #1)

Blue Moon Rising (Forest Kingdom Series #1)

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by Simon R. Green
     
 

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Rupert didn't especially want to be a prince. And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself-a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch-and

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Rupert didn't especially want to be a prince. And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself-a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch-and even worse terrors hidden in the shadows of Darkwood.  
Rupert did find a fiery dragon-and a beautiful princess to rescue. But the dragon turned out to be a better friend than anyone back at the castle, and with the evil of Darkwood spreading, Rupert was going to need all the friends he could get.

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Science Fiction Chronicle
Intrigue and magic…interesting and well conceived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101548295
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Series:
Forest Kingdom Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
137,992
File size:
624 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. A resident of Bradford-on-Avon in England, he is currently working on the next Deathstalker novel.

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Blue Moon Rising (Forest Kingdom Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a teenager and it is still one of my favorites. The writing is strong, the story compelling, and the unicorn is hysterical. This is hands down one of the best fantasy books out there. If you zre looking for swords, demons, magic, humor, a bit of romance, and engaging characyers, then this is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read this book a dozen times. It is hilarious as well as action packed. Great read and should definitely be a movie. The characters are witty they are good and bad. B and N should put the sequel up.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gaw.d i love the ending (Is dis a RPG????? ?_? ) LOL
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcome o the Moon Kingdom! We accept IceWings but preffer MoonWings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just a terrible, terrible book. I bought it because of so many positive reviews and its reputation for non-stop action. I enjoyed it a lot for the first 1/3 or so, but then it became repetitive and boring. Perhaps not surprisingly, most synopses deal with the beginning of the book, because that's the good part. After that it drags on and on without going anywhere. Part of the issue might be that I'm an adult in my 30s. Maybe this book was written for children (since it's so cheesy). I don't know. My complaints: 1) The characters are bland and uninteresting. None of the characters have any sort of development. The king might be the one with the most personality, but he also might be the least believable ruler ever ("Someone tried to assassinate me. I'll just give him a good talking-to."). He also fails to respond to lots of obvious clues throughout the book. Before long I wanted him to die just because he was so stupid. 2) The dialog is expositional to the point of being completely unbelievable. Everyone gives pages-long speeches about their life story. It becomes irritating because these long, cheesy conversations break up the plot, especially since they happen when there's an important task at hand. Somehow the characters would rather chat stupidly instead of do what they're supposed to do. No one speaks or acts like that. 3) There are many aspects of the story that are foreshadowed in great detail, and the characters go on and on about these things. They actually sound really interesting. I want to avoid giving spoilers, but suffice it to say that the things that seemed to have the most importance and detail turn out to be completely inconsequential to the story. 4) Someone in a review on another site put it best so I'll paraphrase. The whole plot goes like this: (1) Rupert has to do something, because it's the "only hope" or "last hope" for the kingdom. (2) Demons attack. The odds are overwhelming, with literally thousands of demons against a few injured/exhausted humans. (3) Somehow the humans manage to fight them off and/or run away, but they are at death's door with mortal wounds. (4) Magic happens. Everyone is healed, kinda. (5) The mission basically fails, and everyone is exhausted, but they only need one hour of sleep before repeating this sequence 10 more times because (6) Someone thinks of a NEW "last hope," rendering all of the previous action unnecessary. How many last hopes can there be, and why don't you take more than an hour to organize a plan? If it's so important, put in a little effort. 5) The ending is a complete non-sequitur. I guess it makes sense because the book is full of those.
Faeriegwynn More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book a lot and I am looking forward to the others in the series, I know they aren't all true sequels, but I haven't been disapointed in anything I've read by Simon Green yet, Blue Moon Rising is my favorite so far!!
fluffy3 More than 1 year ago
if you are a fan of the hawk and fischer stories-swords of haven, etc. this is a must read. this tells their backstory and how it all came about.
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SlaughterS More than 1 year ago
Great book - clever, funny, with great dialog and characters - where good guys aren't always good and the bad guys have a lot of good reasons for being bad. Book Synopsis: Rupert never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. He was sent to slay a dragon, and rescue a princess, but he wasn't expected to return. But - he did. After rescuing the dragon from the princess, he made two new friends, and with the evil of Darkwood spreading, Rupert was going to need all the friends he could get. And this is just the first 30 or 40 pages of a rip roaring 500 page novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not quite halfway through the book, but find it very refreshing. A swashbuckling hero who rides a unicorn that talks (and is braver than it thinks it is), fights trolls & demons, & puts up with an arrogant, older brother. And yet, all this is laced with humor. This is a book that I hate to put down
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book...from the first page to the last. I have read it about 5 times sence I have got it. I haven't had it very long. It is my favorite book and I tell everyone to read this fantasic book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best fantasies yet! ^_^ I must admit I have a problem for 'judging a book by it's cover' When I saw this one I picked it up right away. I also will only read the book it the Dragon is a important player and is on the good side, and if there is a heroine who dosen't need a guy to bail her outta trouble. But if your anything like me you'll love this book! The chacacters and secens are so well described you'll still see the battles as you drift to sleep.