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New Coyote based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What if the old animal spirits from Native American lore were still around; but, weakened by modernity and science they didn't understand, Coyote grow up in a new body to learn the ways. It's a great launching off point for a book; while "New Coyote" wanders rather than focusing on the specific premise it's an entertaining ride.The book is mostly lighthearted, and it's a good fit for the prose, which is straightforward but smooth and a quick read. Coyote is a great character; he comes across cleanly as an intelligent coyote without overplaying things. He fits right into the parts of the book that are more heavily inspired by the Coyote stories. The rest of the cast doesn't have time to get too complex, but the main cast never falls into stock territory; even when the book turns more serious the characterization works.New Coyote is not the most complex of books, but the neat idea and execution leave it as an enjoyable read that hits that succeeds as well as you could ask.
Sunbow Farms was once a commune but now only Mooney lives there with Coyote, an animal who can talk. Mooney¿s main crop is marijuana so she can pay the taxes on her multi-million dollar land grant. It is a successful enterprise until the police discover it and arrest Mooney. Now she must find another way to pay the taxes or loose her land...................... Mooney¿s friend John visits them accompanied by a blind girl suffering from amnesia. Moose and Coyote bond immediately but when Coyote becomes friends with a werewolf, something magical happens to him so that he change on the night of the full moon. John explains to Coyote that John¿s totem Fox had him mix human DNA into a cell which reproduced and created Coyote. Though of Native American legend Coyote wants to learn the White Man¿s Magic (science) and has no memories of his life in the spirit realm. A bad magical entity has entered Coyote and Fox says he will have to kill him to protect others in the mortal realm. Coyote doesn¿t want to die now that he has found someone to love............................ NEW COYOTE is a cute urban fantasy showcasing a character who is young in years and wisdom but has the potential to fulfill his mission if he doesn¿t get killed by the many dangers that he seems to attract. Readers will find him adorable and hope that there will be future books that continue his story. Michael Bergey blends New Age mysticism with Native American mythology to create a work that is quite special.................... Harriet Klausner