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This is the fifth book in Under the Moon series and what I understood is the last in the series. I was lost because I mistakenly downloaded the last book in the series
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I have tried numerous times to finish this book.I just can't.The narrators ladies voices grate on me and I have no compassion for any of the characters.In this book they are trying to find a way for the family to get the daughter back that they lost a few books ago.“I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review."
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Not having read any of the preceding (four) volumes of the Under the Moon series, I initially struggled with the family dynamics, but only briefly. Soon, this ongoing story of a family once divided and now in grief after the abduction and possible killing of the young daughter of one of the couples plus their individual and united attempts to find her, soon gripped me, especially as the opponent's seemed so much more sinister and capable against the simple spells the witch family was able to exert. Then there was the Chaos which threatened everyone: what was it? And how could it be stopped?
The individual characters are lightly, but sufficiently, drawn. No doubt fuller characterisations came earlier in the series, progressing as the pages turned. There is enough in this book, however, to make them gently real and this is aided by their not being purely black or white but coming with flaws and definite trust issues. This is a light, enjoyable story of a family, albeit an extraordinary one, under duress and their methods of coping made even better by the narration of Nathan Welland. His pleasant voice and paced, brisk reading has good intonation and emotional content, mirroring the text, and his individual voicings, though not overly pronounced usually, are still defined and clear.
Whilst it would obviously be better to be acquainted with the earlier books in the series, this is not necessary to enjoy The Blue Moon, which can be read as a stand alone. It is a light read covering deep topics, in particular that of trust, love and family conectiveness in the face of danger.