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The Blood Moon is a forbidding omen that makes the villagers of Hepta fear their darkest superstitions. After attempting to ignore it, hysteria ensues. Soon, they must make a terrifying, harrowing journey to avoid the imminent dangers posed by a rift to the underworld.
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The Blood Moon by Thomas Hill has supernatural, mystical, adventure, and lots of action throughout it as well. It is rather a long story, over 350 pages that kept me reading to see what twist was revealed on the next page. The innocence of the story at the beginning really had me fooled. It starts by describing this village called Hepta and the people in it. The village was started because the people left the big city of the Empire so they can practice their own choice of religion instead of worshiping the Kings and Emperors as gods. The people themselves were simple people, mostly farmers, who didn't bother with politics, instead they had Elders that were the authority for the village. It reminded me of history and the puritans and pilgrims coming to America for religious freedom although the people themselves reminded me much of the Amish in their simple ways but that all quickly changed as I kept reading because some of these people had a secret that they guarded with their lives. Then when the moon bled and stayed in the sky, they knew it was an omen and had to keep their secret safe for if it fell into the wrong hands, it could be the end so they left Hepta, taking their secret with them. Unlike most books, this book doesn't really have a true defined main character. Instead there are many characters that are essential to the story. Some characters do stand out and can be argued to be the main characters such as Adrian, who kept the secret hidden and Kaspar, who was struck by lightning as a child along side of his father but Kaspar lived so he was accused of being possessed by the devil. Either way, they along with many others are essential for the story, some of whom are being being introduced as the story progresses. However none of them are really developed deep enough where I can connect with any of them. I don't want to write any spoilers so all I am going to say is there is a lot of magic, witchcraft, and mythical creatures along with some that existed in only the author's imagination. They are worked into the story to make it more terrifying and dangerous for the people of Hepta and the other villagers in the land. The book is full of action, bloodshed, and magic. Once past the first chapter, I would call it fast paced with lots of twists and turns that I did enjoy, I only wished there was a bit less characters and bloodshed with more development of the remaining characters. Then when trying to progress the story with multiple groups of people in the same chapter, all at the same time, I was bouncing back and forth between them and that set me up for moments of confusion and was a bit tricky to read. I also wish the ending was a little more drawn out as it did seem rushed however even with that being said, it is definitely worth reading.