* I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own *
"In this fractured retelling of THE SWAN PRINCESS, one girl will sacrifice much to save her family.
When her mother dies, Aowyn vows to protect her brothers and father from the conniving Ciatlllait who is bent on usurping the throne and the kingdom. To do this, Aowyn makes a deal with the twisted creature Sylas Mortas, only realizing too late that breathing a word of their bargain will kill her swan brothers. Will she be able to wait out the 1,000 moons the steep price of the deal requires with war and romance on the horizon?
Find out in MOONLIGHT.
One vow. One curse. One thousand moons. " (Afterglow production; publisher)
Moonlight by Ann Hunter is another interesting and engaging story that will unleash your imagination and have you following each character closely while wondering how important decisions will affect the lives of others. I was happy to see this book turned out to be a prequel to The Subtle Beauty which I had also just read and reviewed and enjoyed. It was nice seeing the story of the characters in that book unfold and both stories to inter relate.
In Moonlight, Aowyn is growing up in a household with six brothers and her and her mother are extremely close. Caitillait, the housemaid brings an uneasiness to Aowyn's mother... something she can't quite explain but she keeps it inside and does not send her away because she feels she doesn't have good reason to. Sadly Caitillait is not what she seems and has a part in the reason Aowyn's mother dies. She casts a spell on Aowyn's father and they end up sending the brothers away and turning them into swans.
Aowyn wants desperately to help her brothers and to reunite her family and make them all see what has been happening. So she turns to Silas Mortas and makes a pact to help her brothers but things go from bad to worse and once again good and evil are pitted against each other.
I don't want to give the whole story line away so I will leave you guessing at what will unfold! Some adventure, some love and a story that will touch your heart. Another great read from Ann Hunter and one I think you will really enjoy.