"An urban fantasy /SF combo that is excellent"
In 2032, mankind learns the real meaning behind the
saying 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions.'
Medical researchers seeking a biological solution to mental
illness engineered a special virus. However, instead of
being a panacea, the virus destroys 99% plus of the earth's
population. Major cities like New York are annihilated as
urban history is over. Most of those few who manage to
survive the worst disaster in humanity's existence are not
the same. They have been changed into wer-people
worshipping the full moon.
Thirty-three years later, a small group clinging to the
technology of the past decides to learn what specifically
caused the disaster three decades before. They travel the
eastern ghost towns of what was once BosWash and beyond.
As they trek along America's Atlantic Coast, no one knows
exactly what they will find, only that the quest has begun.
EMPTY CITIES OF THE FULL MOON is a fantasy tale that
employs scientific elements like a science fiction tale
would use to trigger the catalyst that is the key to the
tale. The story line predominately concentrates on two
arcs (2032-2033 and 2065-2066), but also floats back to
1999 and 1966. The plot is not linear as the action shifts
between decades, adding geometric degrees of complexity to
an elaborate story. Though this is this reviewer's first
taste of a Howard V. Hendrix novel, it is not going to be
the last as this book is reminiscent of the sterling
Hiero's Journey and The Unforsaken Hiero, but is much more
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 7, 2001