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The Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling
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Mar 28, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: faerieworlds, young-adult

A faery story that's almost on par with Holly Black's Modern Faerie series, the books that I measure all other faery stories to. This book is well-written, set in the lush, historic countryside of Ireland. The plot is good, the lore is interesting and it was a good, fast read. My problem was with characterization, as usual - the supporting characters did not seem very well defined, and it was unclear as to why Finvarra would fall so deeply in love with Findabhair after knowing her for only two days and why Faerie would accept a mortal as its queen. The ending was also too neatly wrapped up - it would've been better if Finvarra had stayed dead. And the whole faery/angel concept went too far. I don't think Christian symbolism has any place in faery folklore. But that's just me.

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