The Moon Shines Red, Pamela Sparkman

Lord Lochlan was cursed in the womb, condemned by the perceived crimes of his parents.

On the thirteenth year of his birth, the red glow of the moon washed over land and sea like a faded bloody stain. Everything was bathed in it, including him. A constant reminder of the curse that marked him before he was born. Every night he gazed at it like he was lured and haunted by it. It followed him, it beseeched him. It called out to him. Just once he wanted to see the moon glow as everyone else saw it. Bright and illuminating. But he knew that would never be possible.

The all too familiar feeling of despair suffocated him, like long gangly fingers squeezing his neck, cutting off his air. He fell to his knees and begged for the sky to fall on him. He had suffered long and tirelessly and he was desperate for it to end. And yet, he fought to breathe. He fought to stand back on his feet. Because fighting back was as instinctual to him as breathing. He had come too far to let his loneliness and despair get the best of him now. He was battle worn and weary, but he still had a reason to live.

Or so he hoped.

He stood back on his feet and he fought against the doom that hovered over him since the day he was born and he stared up into the darkened sky.

At the moon that shines red only for him.

I should have stayed away from him. But I couldn’t.
HE was my love…my life. And he just might kill me.
So I guess that means…he may also be my end.

Fantasy with fairy tale feels make for the perfect read to escape and get lost in. That is one of the many reasons why The Moon Shines Red has become a new favorite fantasy read of mine. The themes of witchcraft, magic, love, and a terrible curse are components which make a fantasy book even more fantastic, so it is safe to say that I adore The Moon Shines Red! The flawless narration, poignant themes which are moving as well as terrifying and incredible action-packed moments make The Moon Shines Red a fantastic read; one that every reader should have the pleasure of reading!

The Moon Shines Red is an incredible book that takes a look at the life of a boy who has been cursed. The protagonist of the novel, Lord Lochlan was not even born before a curse was placed upon him. It is unjust that this happened to him as he was an innocent baby, who is paying for the ‘crime’ of his father, The King of Kaelmor. The king broke the rules, he fell in love with a Faerie princess which is considered immoral, it is frowned upon for humans and faeries to share romantic ties, but the King could not help but love the princess, and so a baby was made from there love. However, the kingdom was upset, and soon war ravaged the lands, and Lord Lochlan was never seen again. Until now.

The Moon Shines Red follows Lord Lochlan on his journey of discovery and to overcome adversity. His fascinating journey will intrigue as well as mesmerize its reader as the readers will get to experience many beautiful places and many fascinating creatures. The rich vision of this world, provided by the excellent author who is Pamela Sparkman, is exceptional. The detail she has managed to effortlessly write throughout her book is sensational and enough to make me visualize every moment and feel as if I was there, right at the moment.

Pamela Sparkman is no doubt a talented fantasy writer. Fantasy is hard to write because you have to be wonderfully descriptive while also being careful to share too much detail so that the reader gets frustrated. Sparkman, however, has struck the perfect balance with just the right amount of description, just enough to delight the reader and this is one of many qualities I admire about her. However this is not her only quality, she also expertly uses twists and turns as a plot device to create tension throughout her story, the reader will feel compelled to read from the very first page, and this is all thanks to her captivating literature.

As The Moon Shines Red is such a brilliant, unique, fascinating fantasy story, I have no choice but to award The Moon Shines Red a dazzling Five Stars!. The Moon Shines Red is the perfect read for a reader to get lost in and for those who love to escape into fantasy lands so please, if you adore fantasy then do not miss this exceptional book!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Moon Shines Red; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy that you enjoyed it and your kind words mean more to me than you know. I had never written fantasy before, but stories about love and family are at the heart of what I do, so I took what I knew and married it to a make-believe world and created The Moon Shines Red. I’m so happy it worked for you. I enjoyed writing every minute of it.

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Thank you so much for your kind comment Pamela! Your book is incredible and you would have never known that you had not written fantasy before! Your story is incredible and I adore the heart that is at the centre of the story. Thank you so much again Pamela!

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