Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Moonlight

Moonlight by Arshad Ahsanuddin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Note: I originally read this book in 1st edition 8/13-14, 2011. This re-read is of the proposed 3rd edition of the paperback.

Disclosure: I received a free eBook copy of the first edition of this book in exchange for an honest review. The book has been revised and re-released in a new edition with some content changes, but the essential plot remains the same. the book I just finished re-read is the proposed 3rd addition, with additional changes.

My Synopsis: When an attack on Toby and Andrea Daniels (the President’s daughter) results in the death of Toby’s AI, the AI’s internal government – The Nexus – unveils itself to the Armistice, and humanity, demanding retribution. The resulting backlash by humanity causes the development of an organization called Organic Underground, devoted to the destruction of The Nexus and establishment of the AIs as being under the control of organics. Toby agrees to serve as liaison between The Nexus and the Armistice, leaving him in great danger as OU attempts repeatedly to assassinate him. How do they keep finding him? Who is the traitor in their midst?

Additionally, in this book, we see the relationship between Toby and Layla growing, and a surprising result of their union. Nick and the group of people we spend most of our time with in the first two books are more in the background in this one, as the Armistice moves into its second generation of mortals.

My Thoughts after the first reading: After an intense three days reading these books, I’m left rather adrift – these are so well-crafted that one is completely inside the world while reading them, and there is a resounding silence in my ears now that they are done. I don’t know how it is I am going to wait until the next book in the series comes out – it is due sometime in 2012. Edit: Starlight: Book 4 in the Pact Arcanum by Arshad Ahsanuddin, as well as two novellas, is currently available.End edit That should not stop you from buying the first three books in the series and immersing yourself in this world – it will just make it all the more enjoyable when you reintegrate yourself with the next installment. That should encourage you to grab the full set now available and hope for another installment soon!

My thoughts after the second reading: I am still amazed by this series and the worlds that Arshad Ahsanuddin has created in them. I'm so glad I decided to go through and re-read this books, and this time I get to go straight into Starlight. I am also very excited to hear that Mr. Ahsanuddin is now working on the prequel, where we will learn more about Luscian and the rise of both the Nightwalkers and the Sentinels. Still highly recommended I am Katy Sozaeva, and I approve this message ...

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