Dark Moon



[PDF / Epub] ☂ Dark Moon By Meredith Ann Pierce – E17streets4all.co.uk Volume Two of the Firebringer Trilogy

“Carefully plotted, with satisfying action and fully developed, intriguing characters, this is sure to please fantasy lovers”—Booklist
  Volume Two of the Firebringer Trilogy“Carefully plotted, with satisfying action and fully developed, intriguing characters, this is sure to please fantasy lovers”—Booklist He was the youngest prince the unicorns had ever known: Aljan sonofKorr, Dark Moon A silver crescent on his brow and a white star on his heel were tokens that one day he was destined to become the legendary Firebringer—but Jan had no knowledge of fire, nor of where to find it Swept out to sea while defending the unicorns, Jan is washed up on a distant shore, only to find himself the revered captive of a strange race of twofoots who treat him with awe, even as they hold him against his will It is here that he witnesses the magic of fire for the first time and, even importantly, discovers how he himself can create it But can he escape and bring the knowledge back to the unicorns in time to save them?.Dark Moon

Meredith Ann Pierce is a fantasy writer and librarian Her books deal in fantasy worlds with mythic settings and yet overturn standard expectations, frequently featuring young women who first wish only to love and be loved, yet who must face hazard and danger to save their way of life, their world, and so on, usually without being respected for their efforts until the end of the story.

Paperback  · Dark Moon PDF ò
    Paperback · Dark Moon PDF ò of where to find it Swept out to sea while defending the unicorns, Jan is washed up on a distant shore, only to find himself the revered captive of a strange race of twofoots who treat him with awe, even as they hold him against his will It is here that he witnesses the magic of fire for the first time and, even importantly, discovers how he himself can create it But can he escape and bring the knowledge back to the unicorns in time to save them?."/>
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Dark Moon
  • Meredith Ann Pierce
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 9780142500576

10 thoughts on “Dark Moon

  1. says:

    Absolutely enjoyable!!! I read this about two mo. after reading the first (see 1st book review). A jaw dropping continuation that keeps it up just as the first book delivered. For each chapter I finished I had to physically tell myself to pull away, get stuff done,not engulf myself in the book and not see the light of day until I finished. I've gotten obsessive with the series. The chapters mirror one another perfectly, so the entire book is so well plotted. The creatures are magical, the world so surreptitious in it's workings sometimes you will not help but get lost. I loved reading this when I was younger, and for sure, I will read these over again.

  2. says:

    Book two of the Firebringer Trilogy is a heart-pounding continuation of Jan's adventures. Pierce's writing continues to inspire. The characters and the world feel, if anything, more real as the plot thickens. This does not feel like a typical book #2, a placeholder novel--no, it's a fully realized book that comes to a satisfying conclusion. Jan, the prince of the unicorns, explores a foreign world and through his travels, his knowledge about his own unicorn people deepens. Relationships between characters are pushed to their limits. Readers will love the drama, adventure, and magic of this wonderful book.

    I highly recommend this trilogy and I'm excited to begin the third and final installment!

  3. says:

    More angsty unicorns. This one expands the world of the last book and throws Jan into the human world for half the book. That part was really interesting and the philosophy on which the world operates is very cool, and I definitely liked this book better than the last. It still feels a bit pretentious, and Jan's story wasn't as interesting to me as the stories of what was going on with the rest of the herd. Some of the language and description is difficult to understand, but overall the characterization is better and the plot is pretty strong.

  4. says:

    My Rating
    5 stars

    Book Series
    Book 2 of the Firebringer series (3 books).

    My Thoughts
    I can't analyze this book because I read it so long ago. I'm giving it 5 stars because I loved it every time I read it.

    Conclusion
    Hard-core fantasy about unicorns. Not for everyone, but I loved it.

  5. says:

    Fantastic! The action ramps up in this sequel to the Firebringer. Our two main characters, the dark one-horned stallion himself and his mate the fierce mare, Tek, srtuggle through many trials and tribulations that left me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I'm so disappointed that there is only one more book in this series. And why didn't she write more unicorn books? She's a wonderful author. Onto the last book :( Five out of five stars to Dark Moon.

  6. says:

    I read many reviews for this book that gave me a sense of dread, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found it to be even better than the first book.

    It's worth noting that there are two stories going on at once in this novel, and for the most part they mirror each other, alternating chapters. The story of Tek and the unicorns so interestingly mirrors the culture of the humans in subtle ways that both sides seem to build off one another, and you don't spend the next chapter wishing you could skip back to the story you're 'actually invested in'.

    Jan's character develops in many ways, and seeing them all in their adult roles is very interesting. Even the romantic elements work well.

    I've already recommended it to several friends, and purchased hard copies of the series in addition to the kindle copies, because of the quality of these first two books.

    Well, that and there doesn't appear to be an ebook version of the final novel, and having a hard copy of only the third seems silly.

  7. says:

    I'm kind of ambivalent about these books. They're excellent fantasy for young readers, which seem to be the target audience.

    This installment introduces moral conflict and the possibility that creatures other than the unicorns, though different, may have their own story, nobility, and right to exist that doesn't require the unicorns' say. We start to see a world with infinite shades of gray instead of the black and white we started the series with.

    I read this one quickly. The plot doesn't bog down too much, overall, but the building up of the injustices that were happening as the winter wore on might seem to drag to some.

    Several characters develop, or are revealed to have, added depth, which is especially welcome in the lack of teenage rebellion.

    This book is light, quick, and possesses a moral that doesn't bring it down. Worth reading.

  8. says:

    Sequels are never as good. We all know this. I mean, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Charlies Angels (I guess those are all movies, whatevs). But really, its true. This book is no different. I know it must be hard writing the middle section of any story but Dark Moon did not have anything too spectacular or unpredictable happen. I still enjoyed reading it though. The two-footed creatures (humans) are not able to be understood whereas the unicorns are. Also, I love how she writes. Like a romantic Yoda almost. I guess that doesn't sound that great though. Anyway, once I finish the third, I'll let you know if the second is necessary to read at all (unless you have a unicorn obsession like me, then duh).

  9. says:

    While I quite like Pierce's interesting take on a unicorn society (with humans cast here at the villains, enslaving horses, or daya to their will), I didn't find Dark Moon as exciting as Birth of the Firebringer. I often get lost in books that make up names for human objects we already know (ie. boats, coins, etc.) and I got a bit annoyed that Jan seemed to have lost his wits as well as his name, spending much of the story oblivious to things are are perfectly obvious to the reader.

    Still, Pierce has a beautiful writing style and I will continue on to the third one with interest.

  10. says:

    This book took me about 50-60 pages to fully become reabsorbed into the world of the Firebringer, but once I reached that point the plot sped up greatly and there was never a dull moment! I liked the addition of a few new characters, and I am eager to see more of the gryphons in the final book of the series. A well-written novel for sure, with beautiful, lyrical language that will take the reader right into the world of unicorns, pans, gryphons and more.

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