The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane


FantasyThe Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane

The Book of Night With MoonDiane Duane; Warner books 1999WorldCat

The ending of this book helps redeem it. Unfortunately, you have to read the rest of the book, especially the middle, to get to the end. I had high expectations for this book. I love fantasy, and cats as wizards tickled my fancy. I also have enjoyed other works by Ms. Duane.

Rhiow is a cat wizard in New York City. She and her team are usually responsible for maintaining the wizard gates in Grand Central Station. Something, though, has been wrong with those gates. They need to trouble shoot and fix the problem. As they go on, they gain a new team member, a powerful new wizard. And they discover that the gate is not malfunctioning. Instead, some evil is tampering with it. They need to locate and correct the evil.

This book drags for the middle 200 to 300 pages. The characters never quite came together for me. I liked the premise. I liked the attempt. But I found myself saying “Are we ever going to get on with it?” One thing the trailer says is “You may never look at a cat the same way again…” That is true. I now look at my cats and wonder how much more there is to them.

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