Book Reviews of Red Moon and Black Mountain

Red Moon and Black Mountain
Red Moon and Black Mountain
Author: Joy Chant
ISBN-13: 9780345257857
ISBN-10: 0345257855
Publication Date: 2/12/1978
Pages: 268
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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The End of the House of Kendreth. A book which stems from the full heroic fantasy tradition-the conception and creation of an entire world, richly developed. In mood, the scene moves from the idyllic to the strange, wild and savage ambience of the wholly alien. A first novel of extraordinary power and depth. (from the back of the book)
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At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.
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At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.
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This was really good - it's a shame it's out-of-print, because it's one of those lesser-known fantasy gems. The author has quite a rich voice, and the way she demonstrates the evolution and turmoil occuring within one of the main characters is very thought-provoking and realistic. Excellent book, overall.
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At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.
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At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.
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At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.
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This is one of the great fantasy novels. Long out-of-print, it deserves to be better known. I would compare it both to The Lord of the Rings and to The Chronicles of Narnia. As you read it, remember that it was written before fantasy was a genre, and some concepts you might think borrowed, because you've seen them in other works, were original at the time. I love the story. It is a book that goes beyond mere plot. Its sense of wonder, the characterization of the three children, the battle scenes; all of it is great.
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At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.
reviewed Red Moon and Black Mountain on + 386 more book reviews
At the end of the book, the author states that she grew up reading fantasy and it was natural for her to write it. I agree that she has the language, style, and feel down well. However, I just didn't get into the book. I found myself skimming a lot. When I came to rest on a paragraph, I'd think, "I like that phrase, I like the dialogue, I like the pictures she's making." But I wasn't interested enough in the action to stop skimming. I wonder if I read this book at a different time in my life, if I would have really been sucked into it.