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Offline Cend

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Voyage of the Shadowmoon
« on: April 04, 2005, 02:29:53 pm »
Voyage of the Shadowmoon by Sean McMullen.

Read this book a little while ago (as well as it's sequel, Glass Dragons). Not the greatest book I've read, and definatly has holes here and there, but it is very original. For example, the 'humans' of this world all have 2 hearts...and they don't use swords to fight, they 'axe fence'.

Anyways, the book is primarily about a vampire, originally from our world, who has the body of a 13 year old boy but has lived in this other world for over 700 years. An emperor on a continent discovers this weapon that, once triggered, is unstoppable until the continent is wiped out. To make things worse, the emperor is slightly...insane. So the SWS (Secret Warrior Service...wicked name for a fantasy secret service) and a temple order send an 'elite' team to try and steal the weapon using a special boat known as the Shadowmoon.

Lots of characters, all fairly well developed, although he doesn't swamp us with people like Robert Jordan. Has some really good humour in it, although there is some sad parts and romantic parts.

Heartily recommended.


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Re: Voyage of the Shadowmoon
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 04:21:14 am »
Sounds interesting. I'll definitely check it out.

Is there anything you can compare the writing style to?
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Re: Voyage of the Shadowmoon
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005, 01:49:15 am »
Timothy Zahn perhaps? Characters and location and everything is totally different of course, but the way they write about things is somewhat similar. Sean McMullen writes about 6-8 main characters but only really gives attention to 2 or 3...but by the end of the story it's all brought together to mesh and work together. There's a little, uhh, plot manipulation near the end, but overall it works out quite nicely.
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