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Frost Moon (Skindancer, Book 1) Paperback – March 1, 2010
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As mentioned above I listened to this on audiobook and it was very well done. The narrator does an excellent job with character voices and conveys emotion well. It’s definitely one I would recommend listening to if you like audiobooks.
Dakota Frost is a magical tattoo artist and a Skindancer. She gets called into a case as a consultant to consult on a series of serial murders involving magical tattoos. Right around the same time a werewolf commissions her to make him a special binding tattoo to help contain his were side. The two separate events start to converge and Dakota begins to find she may have bitten off more than she can handle.
This was a well done urban fantasy. I really loved the magical tattoo system here, it is very unique. I also loved the idea behind Skindancers. Dakota is still just starting to understand her power as a Skindancer. Still I loved what we have seen so far. Dakota can do some pretty unique things as a Skindancer, but she is not invincible and has to work with her limitations too.
As with many urban fantasies there are werewolves, shapeshifters, and vampires. Dakota also gets involved with taking care of a young Beastkin, this reminded me a bit of the Beastkin in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
The description throughout this book was very well done. The imagery behind the Skindancing scenes made them easy to picture and were very magical to read about. Some of these scenes really come alive for the reader.
Outside of the awesome tattoo magic, there wasn't a ton here to set this book apart from other urban fantasies out there, but I did enjoy it and thought it was a fun read. The story stops at a good place and doesn’t leave you with any major cliffhangers.
Overall I thought this was a solid urban fantasy and a fun read. I will definitely be checking out the second book in the series. I would recommend to those who love urban fantasy, especially to those who are interested in unique magic systems.
This story was really good . I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Knowing it was fantasy the way it was written I could actually see the tats flying around the room. It had all the things I enjoy in a story. Took me until Chapter 41 to figure out who the killer was but I like a good mystery. I kept wondering why Frost Moon? Thanks so much for explaining that. I will definitely look forward to more . I hear there may be a lot more I can't wait.
*Update* After finishing this book, I can say that this series has promise. The ideas are good ones, the world is interesting and writing is not bad. Once you wade through the political nonsense and get to the meat of the book......about 60-65% on Kindle, you do eventually get sucked into the story. I think with a little more polish and a little less stereotyping this book could appeal to a wide range of readers.
The author ties things up fairly well, and didn't surprise me (I knew who the bad guy was, so no Scooby-Doo ending here), and I found the characters of Dakota and Cinnamon both likable. The only other complaint that I had is the notion that a 6'2" woman covered in tattoos and a purple Mohawk is turning heads from Feds to wolves to karate teachers, but I guess she just has a universal appeal that I didn't quite see. It's not at the top of my list, but I'd recommend it to those who like urban fantasy.