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The Eye of the Moon
Michael O'Mara
384 pages
April 2009
rated 3 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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Santa Mondega is an evil city overflowing with gangs of vampires, clans of werewolves, witches, devil worshippers, and every other rare paranormal type that has littered history’s tales of horror and people’s worst nightmares. But Santa Mondega is also home to the Bourbon Kid—a serial killer and mass murderer—who is blamed for countless atrocities, but remains unidentifiable to just about any living being.

Halloween night is always a bloody mess, and this year marks the 18th anniversary of the Bourbon Kid’s first murder - as well as his time to throw in the towel on slaughter and bloodbaths. However, the decision may not be left to him. The Eye of the Moon has found its way back into Santa Mondega in the hands of the last Hubal monk. Along with this most powerful artifact comes a tidal wave of ancient powers and beings, deadly foes, mass murders, and bloodbaths that far exceed anything even Santa Mondega has ever seen.

The Bourbon Kid is out for revenge. He hates all vampires, and he is the primary target on a very short list of a very powerful agency. The hit on the Bourbon Kid is supposed to be clean and swift, but when he again outsmarts the smartest, the Kid’s revenge will be more extreme and bloody than any could have possibly imagined.

As massacres reign all over Santa Mondega, poor tainted Beth wastes away in a life that she did nothing to deserve. Her lost love and lost life are tied irrevocably to the pier of Santa Mondega, but somehow she has found the strength to fight her fears and wait upon the pier on All Hallows' Eve for the last 18 years. Why is she there? What is she waiting for? The only sure thing is that her hope shines as bright as the blue moon each Halloween night.

This novel, second in the series, closely follows on the tail of The Book with No Name and leaves a gaping opening for a third installment. The first book received mixed reviews, and this book will undoubtedly reap some of the same.

Typical vampire/werewolf stories incorporate some blood, violence, and the paranormal. The Eye of the Moon's anonymous author renders such stories mere children’s books by comparison. The types and level of violence, extremes of the descriptions, incorporation of very foul language, and developed character personalities are more than a little rough for even the most tolerant.

Though the storyline is ultimately a fair one, readers should be aware - this novel is equivalent to a horror movie that has passed beyond all acceptable viewing measures and cannot even be placed on the shelves of a typical video store for rental purposes. Parents, if you have teens interested in reading this author’s works, recommendations stand that you read it first.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Sonia R. Polinsky, 2009

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