The first book in an epic series. Five months on the bestseller list. Read the book that started the blockbuster bestselling series by #1 New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast.
#1 New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast brings us Moon Chosen, a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty…
Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…
Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force, more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.
In this sprawling epic fantasy, set in a postapocalyptic world where the destruction of civilization led to giant mutated insects and deadly fungal blights, several tribes compete for resources with little understanding of and empathy for their rivals. Mari, the product of a forbidden union between the Earth Walkers and the Companions, inherits the traits of both the ability to heal through the power of the moon, and the potential to bond with a specially bred dog. Always on the outskirts of the Earth Walker tribe, Mari is reluctant to embrace her destined role as Moon Woman, or healer. When a Companion attack scatters Mari's tribe, she has to accept unlikely allies from both sides of her heritage. Cast (the House of Night series) conjures up an intriguing world full of constant danger, but the rules are ill-defined: for instance, it's never fully explained why Earth Walker women suffer from depression if not healed regularly, while the men devolve into savage rapists. An obligatory romantic subplot and cliffhanger ending may leave readers unfulfilled, despite engaging characters and a fast-paced narrative. Ages 12 up.
I was waiting for Nora to publish another book and was antsy to read something when this book caught my eye. I read the back cover and thought “oh well I can try it”. So glad I did. Have read it 3 times already and very impatient for the fourth book to come out. The characters and the story really move me. Sure hope Ms Cast hurries with the last one before I write my own ending, lol.
It was okay ...
The cover looked cool, and the description was intriguing. It was fine. It was kind of boring, and the main character, Mari, was a bit dull. After her mom dies, she falls into this depression, which is understandable, but she could have an entire future ahead of her (her unique powers, she’s heir to bring her Clan’s healing, etc.). I would recommend if you like fantasy books and can read a long book, but if not, it isn’t for you.
I'm a 68 yr. old uncle who trades reading books with my AMAZING 9th grade niece. This is without any doubt one of our (5) STAR "must read" favorites. Can't wait to read the next book this author has written!!! 👏👊👍