To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
A Trace of Moonlight (Abby Sinclair, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback – October 30, 2012
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
SPOILERS ahead from book two. At the end of Slivers Of Shadows, Abby offered herself up as the Tithe which enabled the Faerie Queen to reopen the Crossroads. Abby loses her memory in the process and A Trace Of Moonlight opens to Ion doing his best to help Abby regain her memory in the Dreaming.
Abby Sinclair has been to hell, come back, then went voluntarily back again. She is currently sequestered in the Seelie Queen's palace, having been convinced she is in love with and marrying the Queen's son, Taliver. When Ion comes to her in a dream, begging her to remember and giving her a priceless gift, the fog that has obscured her mind begins to slowly lift. A chance meeting with Maurice, a mortal who has attempted to destroy the Otherworld throughout the series, brings back all her memories and causes her to lose the amulet. With all her memories intact, Abby has some issues with decisions that have been made for her and wants to go home. The Queen doesn't agree with her plan and her attempts to belay Abby's plans causes an impromptu handfasting between Taliver and Abby. Taliver and Abby escape the palace and head to the Unseelie Court. Taliver takes his place as the rightful king and steps up his efforts to find Maurice and the amlet. When a band of mercenaries attack the Unseelie Court and damage the Eildon Tree, Ion appears and uses the confusion to pull Abby through to the veil; therefore breaking the spell that trapped her in the Otherworld. Now the race is on as Abby must find away to save Ion, save the tree, and save Faerie before she loses everyone and everything she loves.
This was a hard book to read and review.Read more ›
The writing is getting better and Abby is being less of a ditz. Although that's not really saying much as she's a major idiot at the beginning. I still want to slice her up with a sword. Stupid woman. After overhearing that conversation in the garden, I do NOT understand how she could interpret it as she does. I suspect someone just read this section over quickly and couldn't be bothered with a proper editing job.
It's not exactly a raving endorsement to read this, I realize. I do like Pang's basic storyline. It's interesting how she's created a fey culture with these particular twists. But Abby is so stupid. And wishy-washy. Arghh. She's so clueless about how Faerie operates and she just rushes in, rushes off, releasing and connecting.
Worse, it's so damned confusing as to what is going on. Talivar wants her, doesn't want her. Ion has done something in the Dreaming Heart, but we don't really know what. Talivar is willing to share, but he's not. Talivar knows she loves Ion, but he's surprised to find out she does. I mean, WTF? I simply got another headache trying to make sense of this.
Maurice's escape was confusing. Fair, I suppose, as Abby was dying, so she was particularly coherent.
As horrific as Maurice is, why are they letting him wander around as unencumbered as they do?
I am confused as to where Abby's relationships sit with regards to Ion and Talivar. After events in ...Read more ›
The love triangle between Abby, Ion, and Talivar is a bit disturbing but I guess it's necassary to the story. I just dislike Abby having sex with both men and acting like it's supposed to be okay with everybody. Maybe she does really love both men even if in different ways and they obviously both love her even if they do have their own separate agendas but I still think she needs to choose one or the other and not keep stringing them both along. Heck I say dump um both! Who needs them when she has Phin for crying out loud? LOL
I have rated A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow 5 stars and now another well deserved 5 stars for A Trace of Moonlight. Ms. Pang has kept me engaged with every twist and turn she had created for this installment. I found myself either covering my mouth with surprise and excitement, or clutching my chest with sorrow from the turn of events.
This book takes off shortly after the A Sliver of Shadow had ended. Abby had sacrificed herself to save the ones she loves. Isn't that always the case with her? She is a strong heroine but she seems to put herself on the line each time. Everything she does is for the "otherworld" or her friends or her lovers and never taking any for herself. The result of her sacrifice (this time around), left her with amnesia, separated from her world, gravely injured and married to Talivar. From book one, Abby just keeps getting her ass kicked and always left with heartache or unresolved issues. One thing is for sure, she may not be a kick ass heroine but a strong one indeed.
The love triangle between Abby, Brystion, and Talivar continues however, at the end of this book, it is clear whom she will pick. She may be torn between two lovers, love and lust them equally but her heart, and soul only belongs to one man. These kind of relationships are never easy and no one ever walks away unscathed. I really felt bad for Talivar. I feel like Abby was stringing Talivar along until Ion comes back. Poor guy, my heart ached for him. He loved Abby so much that he is willing to take what he can get no matter how little or much it hurts to see her with another. I'm glad Ms. Pang finally gave this disfigured Prince the long overdue and well deserved recognition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
love it. I am currently waiting on the next book. (I hope that theirs a next book). It series leaves a need to read more of it but doesn't promise a next book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by niki terry
There was a big part of me that didn’t want to read this book because I knew it was the last one. It makes me sad because I can see the potential for this to be a much longer... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chris
I found the start of this book a little slow and confusing to be honest, but it was worth sticking with it and it soon picked up pace. Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by Jennifer Lally
This series has been a really fun read. I love Phineas and I also love the random pop culture references that have been sprinkled throughout. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Paris Hansen
This is the third (and final?) book in this series. It's amazing to me just how much action is packed into these novels. Read more
Book 3 in the Abby Sinclair series opens with Abby dreaming...and a very sexy dream at that...of a very sexy man who reminds her of someone she just can't place. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Amazon Customer
sarcastic, sweet, smexy. Great read. as soon as I find another of these books, i would gladly buy it. love it!!Published on January 28, 2013 by Brandy
It took me quite a while to finish this book, I was afraid it had a cliff hanger and the next book is nowhere near in sight. So I took my time reading it. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Maya