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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Lost Moon is a compelling work of fantasy fiction written for adults by author Dana Davis. Set across two worlds with magic, sorcery and plenty of drama, the story follows three female lead characters as their struggles merge and the hand of destiny plays its cards to them. Kepriah is a force to be reckoned with, running for her life from those who would take her dead or alive, whilst Larisa’s tragedy is quiet and internal after her whole world is turned upside down. Patrice feels as if she is on the brink of insanity, but it’s that very feeling which helps her come together with these other women to discover the truth about their shared power.
As with all fantasy novels, the most important factors of world building and magical lore are far from overlooked in this stellar, immersive novel. Author Dana Davis sets a convincing stage in every corner of both the worlds she creates and manages for her tale, interweaving setting and plot with a perfect balance that never feels like an information overload. Add to this the compelling characterization of three strong but relatable female leads, each individualized with their own strengths, weaknesses, and motivations, and what results is a superbly plotted, emotive and powerful fantasy tale. Fans of women’s fiction and sword and sorcery fantasy alike can find what they seek in this riveting story, complete with realistic dialogue and atmospheric touches to keep the magic going on every page. Lost Moon is a highly recommended read.