Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon Rising

by Simon R. Green

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ISBN-13: 9781625672346
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 08/12/2016
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 839,641
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Simon R. Green is the New York Times bestselling author of the Deathstalker novels.

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Blue Moon Rising (Forest Kingdom Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 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.
Bluesrat on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is one of my very favorite books. The classic fantasy epic gets turned on its head by smart-mouthed, independent-minded characters who're all too aware of what their appointed roles are meant to be, and aren't especially inclined to indulge tradition (much to the chagrin of the more old-fashioned members of the court). But it's just as well they don't, because what everyone intended to be a simple old-fashioned princely quest quickly turns exceedingly ugly. As the magic of the elder dark rises, warping everything it touches, the prince and his unorthodox companions provide the only hope to facing down the things that should no longer be so that the sun will rise on a world that still has a place for humans.Liberal doses of sarcastic humor interspersed with shades of horror of an almost Lovecraftian bent elevate this from a run-of-the-mill fantasy novel to something rich and unique. Characters who seem to feel themselves born to populate a fantasy satire have to cope with a light-hearted romp turned deadly serious, with (ludicrously enough) the fate of the world resting squarely on their shoulders after all.
Joanie2016 More than 1 year ago
Blue Moon Rising, the first book in The Forest Kingdom series, starts out with snappy humor with likeable characters, especially the dragon and the hilariously irreverent unicorn. Rupert, the unwanted second son, was sent on a futile quest to slay a dragon, was expected to be killed. Instead Rupert soldiered on against all odds, and ended rescuing a dragon from the sharp-tongued princess Julia. All four, Julia, Rupert, the unicorn, and the dragon, journey back to the royal castle, to the chagrin of royal court. But of course, the darkness is closing in and Rupert is recruited to once again journey back into the horrors of the Darkwood to save the realm. I was fully expecting the feisty Julia and prince Rupert to go on the journey together into the DarkWood to bring back the banished wizard and fight their way back again, together, to save the kingdom. Instead, the middle section was bogged down by an improbable love triangle wherein the once loyal Julia has given up on Rupert as dead since he's been gone for seven months. She has become lovers with Rupert's dashing, yet smarmy older brother Harold, and plans to marry him. By the time the brow-beaten second son returns home, the story devolves from epic fantasy into boring family drama. In the end, I was only rooting for the dragon and the unicorn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gaw.d i love the ending (Is dis a RPG????? ?_? ) LOL
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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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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.