Ride the Moon by Various Authors (Anthology)
Paperback : 230 pages
Publisher: Tyche Books
(February 29, 2012)
Werewolves and Vampires aren’t the only frightening creatures birthed by the Moon…
For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time for the Moon and her denizens to take back the night.
Follow us down a twisting path of fantasy and science fiction and rediscover the magic of the Moon. From Mermaids that collect souls to lunar colonies on the brink of disaster, inside these pages you will find out which lunar gods still walk among us and what new breed of monster you should be fearful of.
Ride the Moon contains 19 speculative fiction tales that showcase the breathed of writing styles from around the globe.
With stories by: Krista D. Ball, Marie Bilodeau, Kevin Cockle, David L. Craddock, Theresa Crater, Isabella Drzemczewska Hodson, Ada Hoffmann, Claude Lalumière, C.A. Lang, Amy Laurens, Billie Milholland, Tony Noland, Jay Raven, A. Merc Rustad, Rebecca M. Senese, Lori Strongin, Chrystalla Thoma, Shereen Vedam, and Edward Willett.
I’ve always viewed anthologies as a great way to give new authors a try. There are usually a handful of really intriguing stories and a few that pale in comparison. In Ride the Moon, I was introduced to a variety of authors, as well as their unique spin on all things relating to the moon. The stories for the most part were crisp and exciting.
It was quiet enjoyable to follow the moon theme throughout the entire book. I worried that the theme being carried through each story might bore me but each story brought something new to the table, keeping me enthralled until the turn of the last page. A couple of my favorites are Moon Laws, Dream Laws, The Black Mermaid and the Moon, and A Moon Rise in Seven Hours. Regardless of what type of stories you enjoy, there is something for everyone.