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Hounding the Moon by P. R. Frost

Hounding the Moon

by P. R. Frost

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Series: Tess Noncoire (1)

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This book showed a lot of promise. The story could be interesting--the main character is an author who writes fantasy novels based on her secret life as a member of a female demon-fighting order. Among many of my problems with the book, she really thinks she's better than all of the other women who have been fighting longer than she has. She's dismissive of their beliefs and advice, even while taking advantage of what they've given her. She's apparently the most apt pupil ever, though, because she masters fighting in less than 8 months (after being deathly ill for 2 months) and decides she doesn't need them any more. Throughout the story she proceeds to belittle and discount every person who tries to help her until it's convenient for her to have them around (who knows why they stay). Oh, and her familiar is "obviously" gay because he's a demon who likes a pink feather boa and can give her fashion advice.

About half the book could have been cut out and moved along at a more brisk pace. Yes, I get that she's an author, but how many fantasy book authors go to that many Cons? And why did we need to know all the details about every single one of them? Many other threads were picked up in this book, but then dropped when something else came along. I already have the second book so I'll be reading it, but I'm pretty disappointed. ( )
  Krumbs | Mar 31, 2013 |
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  linda-irvine | Aug 6, 2010 |
I would like to have a little imp like Scrap as a companion, I love this character. I read all this book for him ! ( )
  DriderQueen | Jul 5, 2009 |
I have heard some really horrible things about this book, and guess what? I really liked it. There are lots of gaps and it jumps back and forth abit, but there is enough of a story to get into. I would love to hear more about why Dill continued to haunt her etc, must wait for the next book!

Fun, interesting and warming. ( )
  viciouslittlething | Sep 15, 2008 |
Tess, a fantasy author, writes about the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors. What her fans don't know, is that there is actually a sisterhood and Tess is part of it. She and her imp, Scrap, must fight demons to keep them from getting into her dimension through different portals. While visiting the grave of her dead husband, Dill, some kids across the street are attacked by a dog, who is defiantly not just a normal dog. Now Tess has to figure out why the dog is after a certain girl while she visits different Fantasy and Sci-fi Cons to promote her book. She finds herself attracted to Donovan, who keeps popping up everywhere. A fun read, nice brain candy. The plot is pretty unique. I like the idea of having an imp. ( )
  Lavinient | Oct 25, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756404258, Mass Market Paperback)

Tess Noncoir? is a bestselling fantasy writer. She's also become a demon fighter trained in martial arts by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors and partnered with a mischievous imp named Scrap. Together they must find a young Native American girl who has disappeared-before she falls victim to a ferocious hound. As the hunt grows more desperate, the forces of darkness close in on them. Will an old Native American myth prove the key to salvation or to the end of life on Earth?

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"Teresa Noncoire, Tess to her friends and fans, was a successful fantasy writer, a profession anyone who'd ever attended a science fiction, fantasy, or gaming convention wished could be theirs. Tess had worked hard to get where she was, and now she was on the road much of the time promoting her books and appearing at cons across the country. But ever since she'd lost her husband Dill in a tragic fire, it just hadn't felt the same." "Then, not long after Dill's death, Tess' life took an entirely unexpected turn. She fell ill with a strange and potentially deadly virus. In her delirium she somehow managed to find her way to the one place where she could receive help - the hidden retreat of the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors. The Sisters saved Tess' life and began to teacher her the martial arts they used to fight demons that sought entrance to the world from other dimensions. When the moment arrives for her to bond with an imp, she found herself partnered with a strange little creature called Scrap, who hardly seemed big enough to defend himself let alone Tess." "However, there was more to Scrap than there appeared to be. Crude, rude, under-sized, and mischievous he might be. But through cunning and perseverance he had not only survived, he'd escaped his own dimension and defeated far larger and more powerful imps to win the right to link up with Tess." "Whether either of them would live through the challenge they were about to face remained to be seen. A ferocious hound was on the loose and had targeted Native American children to attack." "Tess and Scrap had fended him off several times, but in the process others had died or been severely injured, including one of Tess' closest friends. And everywhere she searched for both the hound and a young Native American girl who had vanished, she found she was not the only person following this trail. Two men were intent on solving the mystery of the hound and the child." "As Tess and Scrap pieced together an understanding of the threat that could destroy their world if they could not find the hound and the child in time, the forces of darkness begin to close in on them, to cut them off from their goal."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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