Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Blood Moon by A. W. Gryphon

Blood Moon
Witches Moon Series, Book One
A. W. Gryphon
James A. Rock Publishing
April 28, 2008
ISBN# 978-1-59663-609-5

At the young age of seven, Amelia Pivens is left without a mother when a group of men attack their coven and leave Grace Pivens dying before her daughter’s eyes. When Grace’s body is released by the officials, William Pivens takes his daughter back to his family in London.

Many years pass and Amelia has recently taken a job at the London National Gallery when she meets Wolfgang Kreutzer, a classical pianist from Europe. They’re married less than a year later, but within a few short years tragedy would once again enter into Amelia’s life.

Already devastated by her previous losses, the death of her father sends Amelia’s life in a new direction as she’s forced to reenter the world of The Craft. Believed to be ‘The One’, Amelia’s life is in constant peril. She’ll have to stand against The Organization, a group whose current goal is to prevent her from gaining power, and the opposing witches who practice the darker arts. As her 28th birthday approaches they all await the final outcome.

Blood Moon is the first book in the Witches Moon Series. Amelia has lived most of her life away from The Craft that she felt took her mother’s life. As her Samhain birthday approaches, Amelia will be left to decide if revenge is worth the price she’ll pay. A. W. Gryphon weaves a tale of witchcraft, power and death that blurs the line between those who practice for good and those who practice with a darker agenda. Moving through the years of Amelia’s shadowed life at a fast clip, readers find themselves at the final showdown where what you think you know when you arrive may be far from what you’ll actually find. Blood Moon is an engaging suspense that’s fueled by the magic of witchcraft.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Robert said...

Glad to see you review this :) It's on my pile, but I probably won't get to it for a while yet. Definitely sounds interesting...

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Robert - It is interesting, and while some parts are familiar the way the author ties it up in the end is rather surprising. :)