Book Reviews of Dark of the Moon (Kencyrath, Bk 2)

Dark of the Moon (Kencyrath, Bk 2)
Dark of the Moon - Kencyrath, Bk 2
Author: P. C. Hodgell
ISBN-13: 9780425095614
ISBN-10: 0425095614
Publication Date: 2/1/1987
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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In this sequel of "God Stalk," Hodgell follows her main character from that book, Jame, but the tone of the story changes drastically. "Dark of the Moon" is a much more 'epic'-feeling fantasy, as Jame returns to her mission to find her brother, whom she suspects is now High Lord of the Kencyr . So she sets forth with the 'giant' man, Marc, and her mind-bonded blind hunting cat, Jorin, and much questing and adventure ensues...
Meanwhile, her brother, Torisen, is indeed High Lord, and as such is dealing with much political maneuvering, as Kencyr society is bound by all kinds of strict traditions and rigid ideas about honor... which can get in the way of dealing with issues that come up, such as shape-changing impostors, assassins, power-hungry rivals, not to mention the rumors of a three-million-strong, half-human cannibal horde about to overrrun civilized lands...
Well-done fantasy but I have to admit that I missed the more intimate tone of the first book, as well as the intriguing setting of the city of Tai-Tastigon.
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Second in the series after Godstalk.

When the holy city of Tai-Tastigon went up in flames, Jame the Kencyr hit the road. No longer apprenticed to the Master Thief, she is on her own on a dread and dangerous journey. Pursued by monsters, compromised by the treachery of enemies, and tormented by her own powers raging nearly out of control, she searches desparately for her lost twin brother Torisen.

Torisen has problems of his own. Now the Highlord of the Kencyrath, his rule is besieged from within by intrigue, and there are armies at his borders. Only Jame holds the secret that can protect his kingdom's warriors from slaughter and the rest of the troubled world from doom...