Since the age of eighteen, Cassandra Archer has been a
huntress for the Earth Mother, going on missions to rescue
children from the evil filled Barrows district in Duivel,
Missouri. Cass's newest case involves the missing twelve
year old sister of Detective Phelan Flynn and the thirteen
year old son of Carlos Dacardi, an organized crime boss.
Both men have heard of Cass's success finding children
no one else can, but unlike Dacardi, who just wants his son
back no matter what, Flynn partner's up with Cass.
Forced into asking Cass for help when his mother went to
Madam Abigail, the Earth Mother's High Priestess, for help,
Flynn doesn't believe Cass can do any better than he has.
Cass normally works alone but even the Earth Mother wants
Cass to work with Flynn on this one. Now relying on
information from the very people Flynn would be arresting on
any other given day, he and Cass work their way into the
underbelly of the Barrows, and discover there's more going
on than just a case of missing children. If the kids aren't
rescued by the next dark moon, the evil that's been trapped
under the Barrows will be set free and then no one, not even
the town, will be safe.
An abundance of scary things go bump in the night in Lee
Roland's debut, VIPER MOON. This urban fantasy will keep you
on the edge of your seat as you navigate the good and bad of
Cassandra Archer's world. At times the book does get bogged
down by the world building but it always manages to draw you
back into the story. With intriguing secondary characters,
including two pet snakes, and plenty of twists and turns
that'll keep you reading well into the night, VIPER MOON is
the start of a very intriguing new series. Urban fantasy and
kick-ass females seem to be the new it genre of the moment
and Ms. Roland's debut makes a delectable addition.
Cassandra Archer is the Huntress. She has faithfully served
the Earth Mother for years, rescuing kidnapped children from
monsters-both human and supernatural-dwelling in the ruins
of the Barrows District. But when two children are kidnapped
under similar circumstances, all clues point to a
cataclysmic event on the next dark moon. Now Cass must race
against the clock and prevent a sacrifice that could destroy
the entire town...