From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Dark Moon continues the adventures of Trey Laporte and friends that began in Wereling (Feiwel & Friends, 2010). Lucien Charron, Trey's vampire friend and mentor, lies in a comalike state after rescuing his daughter from the clutches of his evil brother and nemesis, Caliban. Trey, an orphan who recently discovered that he is a werewolf, is ready to do anything to save this father figure from certain death. It is rumored that an ancient magical artifact may be the key to Lucien's survival. Unfortunately, it is in the possession of the wicked sorceress Gwendolin, Caliban's "Darth Vader" figure. A quest to Reykjavik, Iceland, follows, consisting of an unlikely alliance made up of a werewolf, half-vampire, sorcerer, and human as they enter the Netherworld to steal this all-powerful orb. This heart-racing action/adventure story captivates readers from the start. Feasey has expertly created an intriguing world full mystery and suspense that includes a multitude of dark and terrifying nether-creatures. This is sure to be a hit with fans of the supernatural, and the cliff-hanger ending will have readers anxiously awaiting the next installment.-Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Gravely wounded near the end of Wereling (2010), the vampire Lucien spends this entire sequel comatose. This is a shame�he was a highlight of Wereling�but it�s a nice dose of semirealism. To save him, 15-year-old werewolf Trey heads to Iceland with Lucien�s bodyguard and daughter to steal Mynor�s Globe (an artifact with healing abilities) from the evil sorceress Gwendolin. The story was more fun when Trey was still a newbie wolfman, but one thing this book has in spades is monsters, including the zombie Draugr (�Gwendolin hated working with zombies�everybody did�). Solid, boycentric fantasy fare. Grades 6-9. --Daniel Kraus