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The Moon Coin - Richard Due & Carolyn Arcabascio

The Moon Coin

Author Richard Due & Carolyn Arcabascio

  • Published: 2011-08-26
  • Category: Children's Fiction


"Tales, unlike stories, never lie. You see, a tale is an account of things in their due order, often divulged secretly, or as gossip. Would you like to hear one?" —Lord Autumn

Uncle Ebb was so good at telling his tales of the Moon Realm that sometimes it sounded like he’d been there himself.

As children, Lily and Jasper listened raptly to his bedtime tales of a place where nine moons swirled around one another, each inhabited by strange and wondrous beings: magical lunamancers; undersea merfolk; wise birds; winged dragons; and Lily’s favorite, the heroic, leonine Rinn.

There was only one rule: don’t tell a soul.

But now, years later, Uncle Ebb is missing. Lily has learned the secret behind the tales, and soon Jasper will too. But there’s one big problem. You see, something terrible has happened in the Moon Realm. . . .

Featuring twenty-two stunning full-color illustrations by Carolyn Arcabascio. Volume One of the fantasy adventure series The Moon Realm.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Great book for all ages 8+

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    First Read. Just want to thank you to Richard Due, and Gibbering Gnome Press for the opportunity to read a signed copy of this book. This book is for young readers (which I didn't realize when I entered the contest) and while I was undecided about entering the contest I thought the description was intriguing. There were some references/reviews that it was many other books wrapped up in one story which sounded like it was right up my alley. I'm a YA/Adult sci-fi & fantasy reader. When I won the first read contest for this book and realized it was more of a children's book, I'll admit I was a little disappointed. Out of all the contests I entered this is the book I won. But I decided I would read the book and give an honest and unbiased review. I'm laughing at myself now. Boy am I glad I won this book otherwise I never would have picked it up off a shelf, if it was even in my sections. While I can see where people would find similarities to other stories/writers (which I won't bother naming), and I won't lie I saw some also, I really thought this book was original, imaginative and creative. I like the book itself and its art/illustrations. Very colorful, creative and high quality print work on semigloss pages and the front and back cover flaps. I was really impressed by the quality. I'm 36 years old I can safely say this book is enjoyable for all ages except the very young. Chapter by chapter this would make for a great bedtime story. The story itself was fascinating, rich and descriptive without boring the reader. The characters were appealing and well developed. My only disappointment were the climaxes. They were there but I didn't find them gripping. They didn't make me sweat or make my heart race or keep me turning pages like some books I've read and this is why I didn't give the book 5 stars. Maybe its my age? Regardless, I still found the story interesting, enough that I kept turning pages, wondering what would happen next and I wasn't disappointed. Well, I don't want to bore everyone to death...nothing worse than a review that's too long. I can safely say this is a wonderful book for all except the very young and I can tell you now that I will be reading the sequels to this book and I'm looking forward to it.