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Alpha Moon

(Silver Moon ##0.5)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  686 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A Silver Moon prequel novella.

First love.

First kiss.

First . . . werewolf bite?

Five hundred years ago, brothers Alaric and Ulric worked tirelessly on their father’s farm to keep mouths fed and sell remaining crops for scanty wages. With a rebellion stirring in northern England and a country at war over the throne, the heavy gloom felt for so long by Alaric and Ulric finally
Paperback, 114 pages
Published October 21st 2012
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In sixteenth century England, brothers Alaric and Ulric tended their family farm during a time when rebels were rising up against the crown.

Meanwhile, in London, a once wealthy family is forced to move when gambling losses finally have caught up with them. Daciana, is upset over missing her society debut, but begrudgingly, must go with her family to a small farming village.

Ulric and Daciana meet, and Ulric becomes convinced that Daciana is the werewolf he has seen in the woods, even though he ha
Sarah Kalaitzidis
Sep 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: werewolves
It surprises me how the author knows Old English so well. It's not something I’m fond of though. I find it confusing to read words like 'thou' and 'thee'. It's why I don't have the patience to read a classic novel. I did manage to read this book though, so maybe I can give older books a chance. It surprises me that two people mistake a wolf for a human. There's a rather big difference in the shape of a human and the shape of a canine, even a large one. Unless it's a perfect situation like in the ...more
Angie Elle
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

When we move on to the first book in the saga, we find out that Candra will be turning into a werewolf on her 18th birthday. This prequel takes place almost five centuries prior and shows the reader how the curse came about.

I loved this story! It starts off with a pampered young girl whose family has lost their fortune and are forced by their circumstances to leave London. While travelling, Daciana sees a strange creatur
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was a little apprehensive about the dialect that Rebecca decided to use but around a chapter into the book it was super easy to read. i love how she not only wrote in dialect that would have been used in the time period but how she incorporated the style of life from back then into the story. the story itself was incredible. i couldn't put it down. All the previous silver moon books make so much more sense now./ i completely feel where Daciana and Ulric are coming from now and understand their ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved having a background as to inform me more of who Ulric and Alaric are and give me more incite as to what happens between them. In the second book Alaric is made out to be a super bad person but in the prequel he's actually kinda nice and he didn't mean to banish his brother and his brothers wife it was an accident. I also felt really bad for him because in the end he can't remember so he doesn't know what he was fighting for in the first place. Which is why I think he turns into the bad g ...more
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Alpha moon is a short book that explains a lot about how the world the future books are based in. The book is based back in last century and does use old language. I read this book before starting the atcual sereis and it helped me to undestand what is going on in the book much easier. I have a friend who read this one after the series and she said it helped to clear things up. So it really doesn't matter if you read it before or after. This book is not as good as the others but still a good rea ...more
Brittany | BookRamblings
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
I loved seeing how events led to the present in the silver moon series. Its not how I expected it but it all fit together and now I can't wait to read the first and second books again now I know how everything started. I felt so sorry for Daciana at the end. Alaric isn't all who I expected him to be and now I can't wait for book 3 to find out more about the horrible witch who cursed them.

A short light read but definitely worth it!!!
Isabel Vazquez
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Daciana is forced to move from London to Colchester with her family. Her maid told her not to worry that she will find her future husband in Colchester. Little does Daciana know that it may be the beginning of the end for them. She and Ulric are attacked by a werewolf during the middle of the night. Will they survive? How did the maid foretell Daciana's future? ...more
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
A quite interesting prequel. I found the old time language a bit distracting, but appreciated the author's desire for authenticity. Good job done and I will definitely be reading the others in the series.

(What the title had to do with the story, though, I'm not quite sure.)
Alicia Huxtable
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
A well written story. Strong story line and great characters. Perhaps a little work on spelling but that's the only thing I can find wrong with this book. The author has done a great job, bring on the rest of the series ...more
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
It was an okay short read. The New English was interesting and I often like interesting. However, the ending didn't appeal to me and I often became confused on certain parts, but thankfully I got the picture relatively well. ...more
Devon Ashley
Cool backstory for the series. Since it's a short prequel, I don't really wanna say anything that'll give it away... Just check it out. It's FREE! :) ...more
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this prequel. The language did not throw me off like I thought it may have. It did add up some things but left questions too.
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for Blood Moon! ...more
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent introduction to the 'Moon' books.
Werewolves, magick, love and betrayal.. what more do you need in a story...I can't wait to start the next book.
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think Alpha Moon by Rebecca a. Rogers shed some much needed light on the love triangle mentioned in Black Moon. For the rest you should really read the book to find out.
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
oh this is gona be good when this curse is brought to the light of day.
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting complicated story.
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

pretty good
not too fast nor slow...gave you just enough to want to know what happened. definitely going to read the next books

Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good not great

The story line was good a little confusing not bc of the tis and twas speak but the way the story unfolded. The way it ended I know it cont. Into the next book. I don't like the fact that Ulrich and wife were banished and all bc the brother thought it best. We will c what Happen
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
At first this interested me, but then the ending kind of fell apart. I know this is a novella, but I feel there was so much crammed in that it was all rushed. Alaric just did several complete personality changes, and Ulric and Daciana were very suddenly thrown together.
cheryl doerr
Nov 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book from the very beginning. I recommend it to everyone who reads. It is an awesome book.
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked the story for the most part, but the summary is a little misleading. The author states in the summary, "In a town where secrets can't be kept and betrayal runs thick, Ulric and Daciana are hunted for the monsters they've become, even by those they love." Okay, so my problem is one, we never get to experience them become "monsters". They get bit and then suddenly it's a year later. Two, they aren't hunted. If they are we never read about it. I feel we are missing out on what happened in t ...more
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started this book I wasn't too sure that I was going to like it as it took quite some time to get into and I felt the paranormal side of the story wasn't in it enough but I have a feeling this will be different in the next book. Also I felt the romance side of the story was a bit forced. What really saved this book was the ending as I didn't see it coming and it felt like the start of what could be a great series, because of this ending I know that I will read the first book at some ...more
Tracey Murphy
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I don't know if I should have read Silver Moon first even though this is the prequel to that book. It was a good enough story, but I didn't really get invested in any of the characters and some I really didn't like.

I am thinking I should have read Silver Moon first and then went back to the prequel so that I had an understanding and possible concern for these characters. It was short and a lot of revelation was rushed at the end.
Cary Morton
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As i read this book it almost seemed to be more of a short story than an actual novel and i can only assume that is because it was a prequel. Nevertheless it was written well. I only wish more time had been spent on the relationship between the main couple, without it i didn't feel as attached to their story as i would have otherwise been. ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I think it was okay. There were a few things that were hard to understand, but I pretty much got the picture! I loved how well the author knew the New English, it kind of made things more realistic. The ending didn't exactly appeal to me, though. But it was great for a short read! ...more
Patricia Yost
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
looks and sounds awesome...
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
I like the story, but it was a little unnerving with the old words. I know it had to be done, in order in keeping with the date of the story, but it was a little harder to read.
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
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