"Lions, tigers and werewolves! Oh My!"
Assassin for hire, Tony likes to intimidate his clients.
So, when he sets up a meeting with Sue, they met at his
favorite seedy bar in the bad part of town. He doesn't want
to know the whys behind someone getting marked for death he
just needs the stats: name, address, how would you like to
know the job is completed, etc. So when Sue tells him that
she is his target, he suddenly finds himself involved in a
whole lot more than he bargained for.
Sue has a horrible, overbearing family. Her mother moved in
and promptly chased off all her girlfriends as well as her
boyfriend. Adding insult to injury, good ol' mom then
hooked her ex-boyfriend up with her older sister. Then Sue
won the $268 million lottery, which made her family even
worse. Because she didn't have any confidence in herself,
a "backbone" as she called it, she really thought her only
alternative was to have herself killed because she couldn't
do the job herself.
HUNTER'S MOON is fantastic! I will admit I was starting to
loose interest with the beginning of the book because it's
a very long dialogue between Tony and Sue even though it
was very enlightening and relevant to later parts of the
book. I started laughing when Tony (who is also a newly
changed werewolf) realizes he forgot about the moon cycle,
and wakes up the next morning terrified he had killed Sue.
The story continued to make me laugh, but I think my
favorite scene was at the airport. However Sue's revenge
against her family is pretty good too!
Adams and Clamp seamlessly combined their writing talents,
and having the story told from the first person male
perspective was really different. I got a hoot out of his
confusion at times while trying to adapt to being a
werewolf but really liked the fact that he was not
depressed about being one. Rather he just accepted it as
something he couldn't change...and wanted to kill the
person who turned him.
Excellent book! I didn't think a were-story could be so
funny! I highly recommend HUNTER'S MOON and am really
looking forward to reading its sequel, MOON'S WEB.
Posted January 7, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 16, 2006