Note: this review was originally written in a notebook on Dec 10/19
while I was on vacation last week. I've made some minor edits to it
while transcribing it.
After finishing End Times in Dragon City, I wasn't really sure what to read next. But as I browsed through the 13 pages of things I have on my Kindle, I came across a David Farland story called "The Mooncalfe" and decided to go with that.
"The Mooncalfe" is a tale of King Arthur (or more accurately, Merlin). A fey girl is conceived by the horned moon. Her mother. who is ashamed of having been seduced, raises her daughter in secret, always warning her of what men will do when they see her (aka ravish her, particularly because she is beautiful) After her mother dies, the girl seeks out a favour from the Lady, wanting to be made fully human. Finding the Lady's fount, she encounters her father, Merlin, who seduced her mother because the portents seemed fair. Upon discovering this, the daughter curses him, leaving him alone in his misery.
"The Mooncalfe" is a very well written little story. I read it in no time and loved every minute. :)
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.