This might be blowing my own trumpet a bit, but I’m dead chuffed with this so what the hell. As you may recall, at the end of January I completed my first ever GoodReads giveaway, and posted off a lovely signed copy of High Moon Rising: Volume One to Chris is the good old U S of A.
My first win was that the book arrived safely, because I was too cheap to spring for signed delivery.
My second win is that Chris left a review on Goodreads last night, with a rating of 4/5 stars!
So I thought I’d share it with you.
First off, thanks to Goodreads and the Author for the signed copy via the contests. It was a surprise to have it show up when it did and the timing couldn’t have been better.
High Moon Rising originally caught my attention for two reasons, werewolves in the wild west and serial format. I’ve been a fan of werewolves for a long time and this definitely threw me back to the Wild West version of the roleplaying game from White Wolf, which for me was a good thing. Each of the three stories was just the right size to read in a single sitting and the layout of the pages kept me physically turning from one to the next without hesitation. That being said, I ended up finishing the entire book before the day was over, so it should go without saying that I wasn’t really stopping between stories like I probably should have.
At the end of the first section, you know who the main character is and how he works. You’ll either like him, or you won’t, a lot like my experience with Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher. The character is well defined to the point that there isn’t a lot of middle ground. I am a member of the “like him” camp so I kept reading. The second and third sections take you deeper into his character and then expand the world, especially the third one. The last section introduced a lot of characters in such a way that, if it were a comic or graphic novel, I would definitely be expecting a separate series to hit the shelves before long.
All in all, it was an enjoyable, fast read. If you like werewolves, the wild (and somewhat weird) west, and the X-files, you should give it a look. If you only like two of those three things, you should give it a chance.
I am a happy bunny. Of course, if you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can grab Volume one on Kindle for just $1.99!