"Three fine romantic fantasies"

Moontide by Mercedes Lackey. At Sea Keep Moira na Ferson must choose between what her father wants of her and what her king demands of her, but she has always been independent and strong. Whichever sire she obeys will cause harm especially to her so being independent and strong and strictly adhering to the laws of marriage as they pertain to her, Moira heeds the advice of the Fool.

Heart of the Moon by Tanith Lee. Warrior priestess Clirando once sought love, but instead received pain and a curse. She wears a mask to hide her inner hurt until she meets Zemetrios. As she begins to feel love again, she expects him to betray her as the curse will surely intercede unless he can get her to join him in questioning what they hold to be true, the greater truth of love.

Banshee's Cry by C. E. Murphy. Joanne Walker has vowed to never use her powers as a shaman, but soon has no choice but to rely on her "gift" for the good of her people. She must solve ritual homicides that have occurred under the full moon and can only do so by using that which she detests employing.

These three romantic fantasies are well written tales of love between strong protagonists with the powerful females having the more obvious flaws; in fact the men seem underdeveloped in comparison. Still sub-genre fans will enjoy each novella that has a different spin making for a fine anthology.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 17, 2005

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2007


Three novellas of power that rises beneath the light of the moon.


Mercedes Lackey

"She'll keep you up long past your bedtime." --New York Times bestselling author Stephen King
In an isolated land where the lure of the "Moontide" leads to shipwrecks, a woman is torn between obeying her father or her king. When she chooses to follow a Fool, she discovers magic she'd never expected . . . at a price that might be too high . . .

Tanith Lee

"Few writers today can match the sheer beauty and inventiveness of Tanith Lee's writing." --Millennium Science Fiction and Fantasy

Struggling under the curse of a dead comrade, Clirando, a warrior priestess unready to face the powers trapped within her, must face "The Heart of the Moon" to reveal what has been hidden . . .

C.E. Murphy
A Walker Papers novella

"A swift pace, a good mystery, a likeable protagonist, magic, danger -- Urban Shaman has them in spades." --Jim Butcher, author of the bestselling series The Dresden Files

In "Banshee Cries," ritual murders under a full moon lead Jo Walker to confront a Harbinger of Death. Maybe this "gift" she has is one she shouldn't ignore -- because the next life she has to save might be her own!


Winter Moon
by Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, C. E. Murphy

November 1, 2005
Available: November 1, 2005
ISBN #0373802390
EAN #9780373802395
416 pages
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Other Books by
Mercedes Lackey

Beauty and the Werewolf
Harvest Moon
Winter Moon
Charmed Destinies
The Snow Queen
Fortune's Fool
The Phoenix Unchained
By Slanderous Tongues
Ill Met by Moonlight
One Good Knight
The Wizard of London
This Scepter'd Isle
The Fairy Godmother
To Light a Candle
The Fairy Godmother
Phoenix and Ashes
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar
Exile's Valor
Charmed Destinies
The Outstretched Shadow
Mad Maudlin
Exile's Honor
The Gates Of Sleep
Spirits White As Lightning
Take A Thief
Children of the Night

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