"A deftly crafted and simply riveting gothic mystery by a master of the genre, Ivan Obolensky's Eye of the Moon is especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections." -Midwest Book Review
"...Despite the chronology of the many events the characters had experienced before the story began, they are combined to create a fabulously spine-chilling plot. This is an amazing novel..." - Readers Favorite, 5 stars
"A gothic mystery set in 1977 involving the occult, stolen treasure, family secrets, and financial sabotage." -IndieReader, 4.7 stars, IR approved
"The surprising revelations and apparent coincidences come fast and furiously as the novel approaches its climax, but the groundwork was carefully laid for this intricate plot structure."
-4 stars Clarion rating
"Readers have time to get to know the characters and the lifestyle they'll do so much to protect. It's like having brandy and a cigar in the library with Lord Peter Wimsey rather than confronting bad guys a la Kinsey Millhone...." -BlueInk Review
"... It felt as if this novel had been exclusively produced just for me and I'm sure many readers will feel likewise. [It] was such an enjoyable experience. It may be a big book, but the reading is easygoing and there's enough humour, mystery, suspense, romance and adventure to satisfy even the most jaded of appetites..." Carl Delprat, Compulsive Reader
"... By the page 30, or so, I was well ensnared by Obolensky's captivating spiderweb. Richly nuanced, complex, highly readable, this yarn combines mystery, implied horror, the patrician class seen through a glass darkly, romance, and a wholly acerbic view of the inherent goodness (or evil) of man (and woman). Eye of the Moon is anything but an author's first work." -Hugo N. Gerstl, international bestselling author of Scribe.
"... The author paints a story of an aristocratic house party in which not all of the guests are of this world. Filled with hidden motives, mysterious relics, and sinister unknowns, Eye of the Moon evokes the drama of Dynasty with the atmosphere of Manderley." -Jennifer Whitman, professional bookseller, Barnes & Noble.
From the Author
Tales of my ancestors, stories I have heard, ideas that I have, together create the world I sail into whenever I write fiction. Interesting things happen there, and I'd love to meet the people who populate that world in real life.
As a debut author, published through a family business, there are limited avenues to spread the word about my stories, and reviews are a significant way to connect with more people. Amazon holds the most weight, with Goodreads following as a close second. If that is not possible, you can leave a review on my website (ivanobolensky.com/reviews).
I read every review, and appreciate the time spent sharing your thoughts and opinions. Please consider posting a review, whatever your experience. I welcome it.