25 February 2010
I'm re-reading for the umpteenth time Patricia Brigg's Moon Called. It's an excellent series opener with a strong narrator (sometimes first person POV can drag down the reader if the voice gets whiny or artificially smart). Mercy (the narrator and heroine) is strong, compassionate, vulnerable. Great voice. And the contemporary setting with its fantasy twist is beautifully believable and yet strange enough to draw you in. The characters live and breathe and struggle in this world. There is laughter to balance the pain. Re-reading is like visiting friends.