Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: Frost Moon by Anthony Francis

Title: Frost Moon
Author: Anthony Francis
Publisher: Belle Bridge Books
Publication Date: March 2010
ISBN: 9780984325689
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: Novel
Rating: 4/5

In an alternate Atlanta where magic is practiced openly, where witches sip coffee at local cafes, shapeshifters party at urban clubs, vampires rule the southern night like gangsters, and mysterious creatures command dark caverns beneath the city, Dakota Frost's talents are coveted by all. She's the best magical tattooist in the southeast, a Skindancer, able to bring her amazing tats to life. When a serial killer begins stalking Atlanta's tattooed elite, the police and the Feds seek Dakota's help. Can she find the killer on the dark fringe of the city's Edgeworld? Among its powerful outcasts and tortured loners, what kind of enemies and allies will she attract? Will they see her as an invader, as a seducer, as an unexpected champion ... or as delicious prey?

*Book provided by publisher for review


In Urban Fantasy filled with vampires, witches, demons galore, Anthony Francis has crafted a fresh entry in this field. His main character is walking piece of art Dakota Frost, a tattoo artist in Atlanta and genuine intriguing heroine.

From page one, Mr. Francis throws you into the action and keeps it rolling with the talent of a thriller writer, without coming off as overly gimmicky. The story and its colorful cast of characters keep you intrigued from the first to the last.

The book is full, in the sense a spider web is full. With each chapter, Francis unravels a layer, further untangling the web he’s weaved at the beginning of the book. Sometimes it feels too condensed, other times it feels just right.

Still, this is a great book and highly recommended read. We’ll be looking for that second book Mr. Francis. 


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