"This series just keeps getting better and better!"
Diana London has worked very hard to gain her position as
the city manager of the small town of Verdaville, South
Carolina. Not content with that, she also manages to
volunteer for the police force. Of course, this isn't
surprising if you consider Diana is Direkind, a race created
by Merlin to combat the vampires and witches if they ever go
rogue. Direkind are shape shifters, often taking on the form
of werewolves and Diana sees it as her responsibility to
protect the citizens of Verdaville. Right now, it's "that
time" of year again, it's the time of her "Burning Moon".
Unfortunately, Diana can only mate with another werewolf or
other magical being. If she should bite a human, well, we
won't even go there, let's just say she won't take the
chance. When she gets to a murder scene, Diana smells magic
Llyr Galatyn was made king of the Cachamwri Sidhe when his
father passed on. His older brother, Ansgar, was made king
of the Morven Sidhe and was quite disappointed. Ansgar wants
both kingdoms and will stop at nothing to gain his desire.
The curse their father put on them both on his deathbed just
means Ansgar will have to be devious. No problem. So far, he
has managed to kill all Llyr's wives and children. Llyr was
only made king of the Cachamwri due to the mark he was born
with, Cachamwri's Mark, and as such, is the Heir to Heroes
and the only one capable of calling the Dragon God. When
Arthur approaches Llyr for help in destroying rogue
vampires, Llyr volunteers for Verdaville as soon as he
recognizes Diana from his rather erotic dreams.
Needless to say, sparks are flying all over when the two
meet. And Diana knows he will be "safe" for her to mate with
and not surprisingly, one thing leads to another and they
become intimate. Llyr knows his people will never accept a
Direkind as their queen, not to mention, he's afraid to get
close to her out of fear of how Ansgar will react. We also
have the vampire to deal with, the one killing men in a most
Will Diana and Llyr be able to destroy the rogue vampire?
What of their growing feelings? Will they be able to have a
future together, knowing Diana is mortal and the Sidhe are
not? And let's not forget Ansgar in all this. We know he has
to take advantage of the situation in one way or another.
MASTER OF THE MOON is a fantastic continuation in this
series! Angela Knight has done a masterful job of bringing
the world of the fantastic to life in this series. The
thought of Arthur and his knights as vampires is enough by
itself. Now, we even add Direkind to the mix. The scenery is
all richly portrayed, from the countryside around Verdaville
to the splendor the Sidhe castle. The characters all come to
life in this story. I really enjoyed how Llyr didn't
understand what Diana was saying half the time. It just
added a bit of reality to the story. I was caught up in the
tale from the very first page and my attention was held
throughout, to the very last page. This is truly a fantastic
story and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 19, 2006
**2005 PEARL HONORABLE MENTION - BEST EROTIC ROMANCE**
Diana London is city administrator of Verdaville, S.C.
She's also a werewolf who helps out the chronically shorthanded Verdaville Police Department by moonlighting as a police K- 9.
But even Diana starts wondering if she's bitten off more
than she can chew when a serial killer comes to Verdaville.
This particular killer isn't your average psycho—she's a
vampire sorcerer who kills men to power her black magic.
Then the King of the Fairies shows up, and things get