|Plot Summary of Beneath A Rising Moon|
ImaJinn, March 2003, 245 pp.
On an alternate earth, werewolves live on reservations and for the most part receive the same respect as human beings. They have strict birth control methods so they don't overwhelm the human population and different packs live in the same area. The Silver pack holds that free mating is necessary and hosts wild parties at the mansion the week before the full moon.
This month, Neva Grant of the Golden pack is at the mansion to infiltrate the Sinclair pack because several women were attacked and killed except for her twin sister Savannah who nearly died. She seduces Duncan, the wildest one of the bunch, and he claims her, through magic for the rest of the week. He too is looking for the murderer and thinks Neva might be a link to the culprit. By the time these two lovers have sorted things, Neva is attacked and Duncan kidnapped by two werewolves with hidden agendas.
Fans of Laurell Hamilton and Charlaine Harris are going to love this werewolf series. Keri Arthur creates a whole culture out of the werewolf mythos and makes the reader believe in the species because of her intricate plotting. The werewolves police themselves by the rangers who are part of their society, a situation very similar to Native Americans living on the reservation.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Beneath A Rising Moon|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- werewolf teething
- champion of justice
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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