Timeless Moon
C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
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East meets West across time and tradition as three young American women and their Indian immigrant mothers take first steps toward true sisterhood, shattering secrets and sharing joy and tears in C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp's
Timeless Moon (Tales of the Sazi, Book 6)

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Timeless Moon (Tales of the Sazi, Book 6)
C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
320 pages
March 2008
rated 2 of 5 possible stars

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C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp write quickly, and their Sazi series has been popular. Timeless Moon is another book in that series, but it feels rushed, vague, and lacking any solid plot.

Josette Monier is one of the older Sazi, a seer who has visions of the past, present and future on a daily basis. She's been living in self-imposed exile for some time, but her peace is shattered with yet another assassination attempt by some Sazi snakes. She defeats the snakes, when another Sazi asks for help as someone is attacking the other seers, Josie may be the only one strong enough to overcome their adversary.

Josie was previously married to Rick Cooper, but he walked out on her and has since died. When Josie discovers that Rick is actually alive, she has to decide whether to trust him and reconnect with him, and whether he can help her to uncover what's going on with the Sazi seers. Rick has to determine whether this harder, perhaps more heartless Josie is worth becoming involved with again. Josie also has a secret that Rick doesn't know: she is mated to one of the other Sazi.

Most of this story seems to be about Josie and/or Rick being attacked by Snakes or humans, escaping, phoning some other Sazi up for help and new identities, then onto the next attack. The reunion between Josie and Rick is actually rather low-key considering their history, and they seem to get back together surprisingly quickly and easily. Rick is a good character with his ability to feel and enhance emotions, something which caused him to live as a recluse for a century, and Josie is well written as a troubled woman possessed of great powers and a tendency to do her own thing without planning, but also with a need for care, protection and love.

The rest of the cast of characters in this book is vast. It adds greatly to the complexity and doesn't really work for me. The overall story feels pretty directionless most of the time; I wasn't sure by the end who the enemies actually were. Many events seem to happen for no apparent reason, and the resolution, such as it is, is also a damp squib. I have enjoyed a couple of previous books in this series, but this one was a real disappointment.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Helen Hancox, 2008

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