"A wonderful fantasy... a joy to read." - Fantasy Book Review (Book of the Month, December 2012)
After an inexplicable catastrophe on Earth, John Bridgeman is forced to live a solitary existence. Yet his fate is entwined with Crescent, a world teeming with life both human and supernatural, and on the verge of a monstrous war.
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A new writer for me, reminds me of Robin Hobb sometimes, though it's also quite unique. Really hope it turns into a long series.
I Received this book from The Librarything member giveaway. I loved this book. Initially starting as two separate stories, which both hold up on their own, then joining together. It is interesting, suspenseful, and touching. John wakes up in England to discover everyone is dead. There is no apparant reason for the deaths, it seems like everyone just drop right where they were standing. His only companion is a neighbors cat. He survives for months, when he suddenly sees a bright light and shadows moving from a distance. Telde and Ceria are on the run. They live on the planet Crescent, and are in a battle with the half-man and his Endless (creatures made of light). Their hometown is under seige and they want to find a way to save it. Suddenly John finds himself on Crescent and in the company of Telde and Ceria. Now the true journey begins. I am so looking forward to the second book in the series.
Very addictive once it gets going. I recommend!
It took me a while to adjust to Mr. Bone's particular writing style. Don't get me wrong, I found the prose beautiful, very fluid; just something I wasn't use to. And I must admit the British spelling and grammer caught me off guard at first. Once I got past the style, I was easily sucked in by the story. I immediately felt for the characters, hated the plight they found themselves, and hoped they made it out alive and unscathed. All the characters had a deep history, their own unique story, giving way to unique personalities. Mr. Bone did an excellent job with their development throughout the story. Excellent details, especially when it came to the "Black Sea" - aka a cursed desert. I was very impressed by how such a monotonous landscape can still be interesting to read about for more than a page or so! The ending was unexpected, though not dissappointing. I don't want to give too much away, but the person that defeated the half-man and the Endless, was the opposite of who I thought it would be. It worked very well for the story however, setting it up nicely for a sequel. I look forward to reading more of the Crescent series and Mr. Bone's prose. **A free copy of this book was furnished by the author for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review.**