Review: Moon Chase - Cathy Farr
The back of this book reads as follows:-
Wrongly accused of a crime that he didn’t commit, teenager Wil Calloway is sentenced to join the moon chase to try and prove his innocence. On the face of it, this sounds easy enough, especially with the help of the huge Fellhounds of Thesk, but as Wil learns more from the mysterious Lady Elanor and her telepathic sister Tilly, he soon realises that proving his innocence is the least of his challenges-staying alive is another!
Now on the cover of the book you see two moons, yes two. Also a bird that could be a crow, a hooded figure and a huge dog, it’s known that the author’s dog has been used for this book as it’s an Irish wolf hound (they are huge dogs, when they stand on their hind legs they can be up to 7ft high!).
But anyway you want to know about the story right?
Moon Chase is the first of The Fellhounds of Thesk stories. Within the book is a map of Thesk, much like what you find in Eragon so I can tell you this, Thesk is an ancient medieval land of tall forests, dangerous mountains and waterfalls. It is the home of the Fellhounds, Wraithe Wolves and huge buzzard-like Eagards, all with one thing in common – hunting!
In Moon Chase you end up caring about Wil and I for one wanted to know what happened next; the narrative is filled with tension and wonder all the way through and the evil Lord Rexmoore and his wife Imelda cast darkness over the whole story. There are also many likeable characters in the book; my favourite is Pricilla, the Raven, with her timely and very helpful cookery tips.
Moon Chase is a really great read but as soon as you finish it you want to know what happens next. Like most books now it keeps you interested with plenty of intrigue and mystery, in particular: what is the secret behind the mysterious Lady Elanor and her sister Tally? How are Wil and the other good guys going to win? And why are there two moons?
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