The Gears ratchet up the tension and the stakes for Cahokia in the third book of the People of Cahokia series MOON HUNT. Like the two other books in the series it’s filled with political intrigue, mysticism, convoluted relationships, and characters who I enjoy reading about.
First, I’m constantly amazed how the Gears bring to life ancient cultures. Not only do you get archeological details of an ancient people and their way of life, but a story of suspense and adventure. There were so many things I liked about the MOON HUNT:
1- we delve deeper into the bittersweet relationship of Lady Shadow Night Star and Fire Cat, who love one another but in this life cannot give into their feelings for one another, and the sacrifices they have to make
2- how Clan Keeper Blue Heron is removed from her position as Cahokia’s spy master by the new Clan Matron and has to deal with a dangerous life threatening situation
3- we learn more about my favorite character Seven Skull Shield’s past and the hard choices he has to make between loyalty, brotherhood, and love
4-we finally see more of MorningStar’s character and discover if he truly is a god reincarnated
5- I love how the Gears breathe so many details into Cohokia’s world from traditions, religions, customs, clothing, hair styles, and every day living; which was fascinating to learn.
MOON HUNT is a wonderful story. It asks the question what are you willing to sacrifice for the greater good, and the Gears show that with the trails Shadow Night Star, Fire Cat, Blue Heron, Seven Skull Shield, MorningStar, and a cast of other characters go through. I started this book at 10pm thinking I would read a few chapters and finished reading at 3:30am, so intrigued about characters I grew to like and what would happen to them.