The Night and Its Moon (The Night and Its Moon, 1)

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I was excited to read The Night and Its Moon after seeing that it was labeled as a bisexual fantasy series since there isn’t a lot of good representation of that kind in the fantasy genre especially, so I set the bar pretty high in anticipation. If that’s also why you’re picking this book up, be forewarned that the over five hundred pages you’re getting into are more of a set-up for both the romance and the upcoming books the author has planned for the series than a singular, easily digestible novel with dynamite bi representation.

The story itself revolves around two women, Nox and Amaris, who grew up in an orphanage together and who are later tragically separated. They lead very different lives, Nox in a brothel after being purchased from the orphanage and Amaris at an assassin’s keep tucked away in a forbidding mountain range. They never forget each other, and eventually a threat to the kingdom twists their lives together again once more.

The novel is a solid set-up to a high fantasy epic but tends toward descriptive repetitiveness, especially for the action scenes. I’m interested to see where the story leads in subsequent novels.

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Author Piper CJ
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 544 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks
Publish Date 20-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781728270678 Buy this Book
Issue September 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy