Hounding the Moon (Tess Noncoire Series #1)

Hounding the Moon (Tess Noncoire Series #1)

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by P. R. Frost
     
 

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Tess Noncoir? is a bestselling fantasy writer. She's also become a demon fighter trained in martial arts by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors and partnered with a mischievous imp named Scrap. Together they must find a young Native American girl who has disappeared-before she falls victim to a ferocious hound. As the hunt grows more desperate, the

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Tess Noncoir? is a bestselling fantasy writer. She's also become a demon fighter trained in martial arts by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors and partnered with a mischievous imp named Scrap. Together they must find a young Native American girl who has disappeared-before she falls victim to a ferocious hound. As the hunt grows more desperate, the forces of darkness close in on them. Will an old Native American myth prove the key to salvation or to the end of life on Earth?

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Hounding the Moon, the first installment of a contemporary fantasy saga by P. R. Frost (pseudonym for genre stalwart Irene Radford), is a dramatic departure for the author, who is best known for her epic Dragon Nimbus chronicles and the Arthurian legend-inspired Merlin's Descendants series (Guardian of the Balance, et al.). Tess Noncoiré is a bestselling fantasy author still struggling with the grief and loneliness associated with the untimely death of her husband three years earlier. She is also a card-carrying member of the Celestial Blade Warriors, a secret sisterhood whose mission it is to defend Earth against demonic invasion. Accompanied by her partner, Scrap -- a mischievous, cigar-smoking imp -- Noncoiré is on her latest book tour, which includes headlining science fiction conventions across the country, when a hellhound attacks an orphaned Native American girl named Cynthia Stalking Moon. As the otherworldly attacks continue -- and one of Noncoiré's best friends is brutally killed -- the author/warrior vows to get to the bottom of the mystery. In her quest for answers, she meets two equally enigmatic men who are also interested in the attacks: cultural anthropologist Guilford "Call Me Gollum" Van der Hoyden and Donovan Estevez, the dreamy CEO of a gaming company. But when dealing with beings from different dimensions, no one is as they seem…. Featuring a courageous, witty, and downright endearing female protagonist reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake and Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse, this is a fast-paced supernatural-powered thriller that blends Native American mythology, paranormal romance, and dark fantasy with the oftentimes wildly eccentric culture of science fiction/fantasy fandom. Paul Goat Allen
Publishers Weekly
Readers who crave the fantasy equivalent of a summer movie will welcome Frost's debut, which introduces Tess Noncoire, a widowed writer who has joined the Goddess-worshiping Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors, sworn to protect the dimensional portal between humanity and demonkind. Thanks to her magical bond with the wisecracking, cigar-smoking imp Scrap, who changes form to become her Celestial Blade, Tess fights evil-even in the middle of a busy schedule of appearances at science fiction conventions and bookstores to flog her bestselling fantasy novels based on the Sisterhood. When Tess saves a Native American girl from an apparent hellhound attack, she's drawn into a complex plot to open the portal between Earth and the demon realms. Despite an intriguingly dark setup, the novel falters on stereotyped characters and awkward plotting, with Tess spending as much time detailing the charms of SF fandom as she does making herself a target for evil. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Best-selling fantasy writer Teresa Noncoir writes of a sisterhood of demon fighters, using the fantastic nature of her stories to hide the truth: the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors does exist-and she is an imp-carrying member. Together with her companion imp, the foul-mouthed, cigar-smoking Scrappy, Teresa investigates the case of a young Navaho girl pursued by a monstrous, doglike demon but soons find herself shadowed by two men who seem to know more about her than she would like. Frost's fantasy debut series introduces a charming protagonist, both strong and vulnerable, and her cheeky companion. An intriguing plot and a well-developed warrior sisterhood make this a good choice for fans of the urban fantasy of Tanya Huff, Jim Butcher, and Charles deLint. For most libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756404253
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Series:
Tess Noncoire Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

P.R. Frost resides on beautiful Mt. Hood in Oregon. She hikes the Columbia River Gorge for inspiration, reads omnivorously, and enjoys attending science fiction conventions. She is currently at work on the next Tess Noncoiré novel.

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Hounding the Moon (Tess Noncoire Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
A good story, the writing is a bit choppy and bounces around.  The main character seems to not be able to make up her mind, which is on the annoying side.  I'll give the next book a shot.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay, but not great.
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CatStehr More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book. It kept me engrossed until the end. The character is well thought out and the back story is very detailed. I can't wait until payday when I can pick up the next book.
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BookLizard More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters and the whole plot. The twist and turns of the story kept me involved and unable to stop reading. I read this book in a record time and plan to go back and reread.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great story. Tess and scrap make a great pair.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the idea of a character fighting demons with and imp companion taking place in the modern day seemed like it might be an interesting idea. so i picked it up without reading a little first 'mistake'. the action in the book doesn't seem believable. she is supposed to be a warrior trained, and she doesn't carry any weapons except for her dysfunctional imp. scenes arent fully developt, and neither are the characters. if you like hamiltons work, and need a book to read five minutes at a time while waiting for something, this might work. its not good enough to be hard to put down, but just entertaining enough for when you bored or trying to pass the time. if you've read this book and enjoyed it you might try Green Rider and First Riders Call, both have a similar feel as Hounding the Moon.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When Scrap the Imp, named because he was small, entered the human realm he knew when he was big enough he would infect Tess with the imp virus and somehow battle the other imps to meld with her. When Tess came down with the virus she was taken in by The Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors who healed her, trained her how to fight demons and then tossed her out because she was too independent to fit in with their order.---------------------- Out in the world, Tess and Scrap are a unit even though they have yet to fight a demon. Her chance will come when she meets Cynthia Walking Moon, who along with her friends, is attacked by a dog who kills before Tess dispatches him. She later learns the dog is looking for the new Weaver who creates the tapestry of life and each night the dog undoes some of the work because if it is ever finished the world will end. Two men come into Tess¿ life one who she is attracted to but is very wary of and one who knows far too much about Tess¿ magical life. Both men play an integral part in the upcoming battle with the demons that are using a rogue portal to enter this world in order to possess the tapestry.----------------------- Readers who like the urban fantasies of Mercedes Lackey will want to read the brilliant HOUNDING THE MOON. Scrap an 8-inch imp who smokes cigars, wise cracks his way through life and likes to wear Tess¿ clothes (don¿t ask how), almost steals the show. There is much action in this character driven fantasy novel based on Native American myths. P.R. Frost displays a unique and refreshing voice in this uniquely original, fantastic and spellbinding urban fantasy.---------------- Harriet Klausner