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on September 25, 2006
This was a good book, but not one of the better ones this year. The opening chapter,in which Antionne finds and rescues Tahira, was probably one of the best ones in the book. It grabbed your attention. But the rest of the book largely left you hanging, waiting and waiting to see would happen next.
Tony Giodonne, our upstart anti-hero from the previous two books makes a passing cameo in a phone call. And plenty of Sazi are mentioned in this tale, although if you haven't read atleast the previous book, Moon's Web, your just not going to have a clue about who a large amount of these characters are, nor will you fear the evil spider-lady nearly as much.
The best character was oddly the snearing Ahmad, 2,000-plus-some year old king of the snakes. I kind of want to see him fall for someone now. Which is surprising after Moon's Web when you couldn't stand the guy.
I was annoyed that the authors never explained why Antoinne's sisters changed their names nor why there is so much emnity among them after all this time has passed. We did get to learn a tiny bit more about Wolven, however, the Sazi police force.
Also, Tahira's brother was a bit of an idiot though he was made out to sound like hot stuff. He was held captive for over a month. His tribe is known for the fact that they can all turn invisible...and in that whole month it didn't once occur to him to use this ability to escape???
I loved the first two Moon books and if your a big fan of the series or a die hard were-book lover than pick this up. If not skip it, it's not for you.