Saturday, February 6, 2010


Keeping in mind that I am not a professional reviewer, here we go.

This post will contain spoilers for the first book, The Farwalker's Quest. If you want to read that first, go do so. You can always come back! ;) Plus, the paperback just came out! Lucky you!

The Timekeeper's Moon is the sequel to Joni Sensel's The Farwalker's Quest. In it, Ariel Farwalker hears the call of the moon and sets out on a journey. She and her guardian, Scarl, must follow a mysterious map found at the Tree-Singer's Abbey.

I really enjoyed this book. A lot. Beyond the fantastic description and amazing characters, these two books are a must-read for anyone writing a series. The first book can stand alone. There are no cliffhangers, there is no question it is a complete story in and of itself. It's awesome. Finding out The Timekeeper's Moon is the second book is like finding out you have a whole 'nother pack of cookies after you thought you ate the last one. You mean there's more?!? SWEET! But better.

Then, Joni does flawlessly what many others fail at, which is giving the reminders/backstory of the first book, so that readers who read The Farwalker's Quest a year ago will remember what happened. There was no info dump. There was no yeah, yeah, read this before, I remember, let's move on skipping ahead (which I do a lot, because I read A LOT of series, and I get sick of it). Seriously, Joni - standing ovation on that.

So, besides the sheer awesomeness of the story, the beautiful descriptions, and the fun little tidbits from our world (the books are set in the far, far future), my favorite part of this book was the relationship between Ariel and Scarl. What a beautiful, complex relationship!

If you are interested in reading this ARC, go here and enter to get a chance! Hurry! Otherwise, buy it when it releases in March!

Larissa :)

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