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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon by D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon is the second book in the series. Charlie and his friends find themselves once again in the middle of trouble as growing darkness threatens innocent lives. The Monster Hunters receive a new mission when a letter arrives seeking their help. The village of Drakauragh is under attack by deadly creatures controlled by a witch that the Monster Hunters once faced. The letter pleads for help as the villagers are trapped by the dangerous beasts with no way out and their only hope is help from the Monster Hunters. Time is short as the Witch Moon is fast approaching and the witch will harness its power. Charlie Sullivan and his friends must make a treacherous journey to Drakauragh and fight off new dangers while never losing the hope that they can bring light into the darkness.
D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon deliver a brilliant world that hits the mark with dangerous villains and deadly monsters woven from folklore. These beings add to the eerie tone of the story in a world that is caught between light and dark with the Monster Hunters in the middle. Wolves hunting through the night, banshees wailing, and ominous figures beckoning add a layer to the story that immerses you into the folklore that is rich and detailed. Wolves have a prominent place within the story with their presence creating fear and a haunting setting that pays homage to the role of wolves throughout folklore and fairytales. The story weaves between the perspectives of various characters which dip into Charlie and his friends' world as they train, fight, and travel to stop monsters and save lives. Hope is an important theme of the story as the characters are striving to make a better world. Humor is derived from an assortment of delightful characters and clever dialogue. Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon is clever and entertaining writing with vivid details that bring the world to life and draw you into the adventure with a fresh take on folklore, a wicked witch, heroic hunters, and dangerous beasts.