Waking the Moon

Waking the Moon

eBook - 2012
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The reign of men has ended in this gripping thriller from Elizabeth Hand, and the fate of the world is on the line Sweeney Cassidy is the typical college freshman at the University of the Archangels and St. John the Divine in Washington, DC. She drinks. She parties. And she certainly doesn't suspect that underneath its picturesque Gothic faȧde, the University is a haven for the Benandanti, a cult devoted to suppressing the powerful and destructive Moon Goddess. But everything is about to change as Sweeney learns that her two new best friends are the Goddess's Chosen Ones. Rich and engrossing, Waking the Moon is a seductive post-feminist thriller that delves into an ancient feud, where the real and magical collide, and one woman is forced to make a decision that will change the world. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781453278963
1453278966
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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bwrogers
Jun 05, 2017

Woah. That's the only word to describe Hand's mythological thriller. A novel that takes the wonder and intensity of the first month of being a college freshman and turns it into a lifetime of chaos. Equally tragic, terrifying, and engrossing, the book starts starts in the academy but finds that truth and despair are real-world disciplines. Hand's mastery of setting and her rich prose make the reader feel in the moment, whether in the sweltering D.C. summer or on an abandoned archaeological dig in Eastern Europe. And I haven't even mentioned the fascinating gendered themes and the rereading of ancient cultic practices into modern context. If you can settle in to her lush style, Hand will show you what the darkness in the moon is all about.

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rabbiejones
Oct 19, 2011

I really, really liked this book. Its not as flakey as the description makes it sound. Very engrossing and imaginative.

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