- Series: Bitter Moon (Book 1)
- Paperback: 514 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (January 21, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595484174
- ISBN-13: 978-0595484171
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,660,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bitter Moon I: Triane's Son Ascending Paperback – January 21, 2008
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About the Author
Amy Lane teaches high school, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at www.greenshill.com or www.writerslane.blogspot.com, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.
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I have read Amy Lanes Little Goddess series and if you go to my reviews on Vulnerable, Wounded and Bound, you will see her writings bring out many strong emotions for me. So, when I went on line this morning after finishing Bitter Moon 1 last night, I was staring at the previous review posted here and the reviewer said they had just finished the book 5 minutes before posting and I could not do that. After reading Amy's books , I must take a moment to digest it and come out of the world she has so beautifully written about. I need to think over the magic before I can tell you about it.
Amy"s Bitter Moon hinges on inhumanity . Amy uses a mystical place with mystical characters to bring out how people through mis-guided thoughts can be harmful.
It starts in a place called Clough where Torrant Shadow watched his adopted family and mother killed for their beliefs. He is placed to save his beloved Yarrow Moon the last decendant of that family.He is only 14 and she is just a small child
We travel through many years of their growing up until Torrant is faced with the final decision all readers will hope will come to fruition in reading this story , his marrying Yarri when she turns 18.. Yarri was his intended from birth as bells rang in young Torrants heart when she was born
The other choice is saving their people from the evil destroying their world.
The books ending was as it should be . We learned so much about these two young people and knowing Torrants healing strength and the snow cat inside,the decision was made before we could shout out NO.
With a wonderful ensamble of family and friends, teachers and lovers, we meet Trieste, Aldalm, Roes ,Aylan and most of all Bethie and Lane their adopted parents. We learn about the gift of family and the struggle to keep family and warmth and joy in ones life. A very strong message Amy Lane...Book 2 of Bitter Moon is sitting all pretty next to me waiting for my attention and I am glad it is here and the story continues..
Again a wonderful story!!!10 star
Amy Lane: You are doing a tremendous job on Self-publishing and I just cannot for the "life of me" understand why this series or The Little Goddess was not picked up. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! I think you are awesome and I read whatever you write because you are that good!!
Amy Lane is a wonderful writer. Her imagination is magnificent! This isn't a quick read, take your time and enjoy the ride. Amy Lane you are truly talented! Thank you for putting this wonderful book into my library. :)
1. The book art is bad. It was literally drawn by a high schooler.
2. Those who keep up with Lane on her blog will recognize most of the Moon family members, to a point where one may feel hit over the head.
3. The book description does not do it justice. AT ALL!
4. There is some blog/AIM/text messegeing speak, not a lot, but enough to bother me.
5. Although MUCH better editied than Lane's FANTASTIC Little Goddess Series, still could use some work with long sentences, and either over use or under use of commas.
ALL THAT BEING SAID...
Fantastic. Just great. As usual, Lane creates a vivid world full of enchantment, adventure and more. She works hard to incorporate some traditional fantasy elements, but is not afraid to reinvent the wheel. Whats more, she has a messege. And I am not talking about Toliken's "those who endure conquor", not CS Lewis's "Jesus loves you". We are talking about religous tolerence, family values, self acceptence, the meaning of love in several different contexts, the meaning of heroism, the definition of bravery and more (although I must admit my least favorite was religious tolerence, as it came on a bit strong).
Lane takes a fantasy world an injects it with a healthy dose of realistic characters and relationships. Although fantasy is her first love, she has an honest way of exploring relationships in all their complex glory, and I would love to see her take a shot at fiction (although I demand a sequel to Bitter Moon I and the Little Goddess Series first). I was quickly drawn into the story and characters, and could not put down the book. Packed full of action, this story hits the ground running, and does not stop even at the end, as it is clearly stated that it is just the beginning of a two book story.
I URGE anyone reading this review to buy this book, and support a self published author. Belive me, all the negitives at the beginning turned me off, and a number of my friends to whom I have recommended it to. But it is truly a good book, and well worth your time. If you enjoy Bitter Moon(and would be ok with highly graphic sex scenes), then buy Lane's other series, The Little Goddess Series, which begins with Vulnerable.
Lane is being courted by a publisher right now. With so many BAD books out there, I pray that her talent is realized and she gets picked up.
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