The Moon Child [NOOK Book]

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An outcast from the barrio, Maria was feared and shunned because of her moonpower--a psychic ability to communicate with enchanted spirits, and see the future in dreams and visions. When she is forced to choose between two men--tragedy occurs. Their lives become entangled like the roots of a balete tree, as they journey through the dark labyrinth of love, passion, and betrayal.
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The Moon Child

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Overview

An outcast from the barrio, Maria was feared and shunned because of her moonpower--a psychic ability to communicate with enchanted spirits, and see the future in dreams and visions. When she is forced to choose between two men--tragedy occurs. Their lives become entangled like the roots of a balete tree, as they journey through the dark labyrinth of love, passion, and betrayal.
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Editorial Reviews

Nancy Jackson
...I was hooked from the first paragraph through to the climactic ending. The characters were so thoroughly described that I felt I knew each of them personally. The Moon Child is a spiritual tale of the worlds of goddesses and powers of magic, love, and truth. The story flows smoothly and adds flavor with its believable and delicious dialogue. I highly recommend this enchanting tale. Alex Roces has a winner here and I look forward to more of his works.
Celia A. Leaman
..This story, so beautifully written, is both mystical and magical. It feels Latin. It flows. It is rich, sensual and poetic. At times I felt my spirits soaring with its language. Alex Roces' prose, which I likened to Kahil Gibran's, a few times brought tears to my eyes for their sheer beauty. Alex embraces, with no inhibitions, a philosophy that some would call New Age, and yet I am loathe to categorize this book. I prefer to see it as a remarkable and unusual work...
Pat H Fredeman
In a flowing and mesmeric style, Mr. Roces paints a magical landscape in the lyrical language of "twilight dreams," through which, in search of love, his characters move, entangled in a web of destiny that extends from aeons past to the present, from celestial time to earthly time, from the revolution of the heavenly spheres to the nipa huts of Malana, the 'garden of love.' Mr. Roces's presentation reveals the presence of a real voice, a rarity in contemporary literature.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000070017
  • Publisher: Twilight Times Books
  • Publication date: 1/15/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 469 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful romantic fantasy

    Like the aging healer Lucila, Maria was abandoned as a baby. Lucila found her and raised her as her own, teaching her ¿daughter¿ how to use herbs to heal the nearby villagers in spite of being outcasts, undesirables and even physically abused for not knowing their lineage. Lucila also knows that her ward has power as the MOON CHILD................ Maria befriends all the spirits, flora and fauna of her forestry home, but is uncomfortable with humans except for her ¿mother¿. The barrio Captain Arturo falls in love with Maria, but she initially shies away from him until he persuades her that they belong together and he would never purposely hurt her. They move into a home together not realizing buried beneath is the grave of Maya, a forest mortal maltreated by the villagers whom she cursed before dying. Additionally, Pacita, who loves Arturo, plans to destroy his relationship with Maria. At about the same time, Juanito comes to the forest playing the flute like a God as he hypnotizes all the women in a search for a soul. He may have found his soul when he falls in love with Maria. ................. This delightful romantic fantasy that in some ways feels like A Midsummer Night¿s Dream focuses on the need for belonging through nurturing and love. Several key protagonists behave even spitefully due to loving someone else though in some cases it is unrequited. The fantasy elements enhance the basic need to have someone love you. Though clearly Maria¿s tale, the support cast, (whether magical or human, kind or enviously desperate) enchant the audience in search of the ¿elusive butterfly of love¿..................... Harriet Klausner

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