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Review: Shepherd’s Moon

[1]Shepherd’s Moon [1] is an urban fantasy/thriller by Stacy Mantle.  This is her first book release and hopefully there will be more to come!

The main character of the book is Alex.  She is the first female shepherd in 2000 years.  She has the ability to communicate with animals and she is a rescuer for preternatural creatures.  She lives and works with her pack of shifters.

I really loved the concept of having a shepherd that looks out for the Weres. It is something that I have never seen in other books.  I also like the variety of different shifters.  There are a couple other creatures thrown into the mix, so how can you go wrong?

I am a big fan of shifters and I really enjoyed the storyline of this book.  Mantle has penned a great book that captures your attention right from the start.  The book was really well written and she has left it open for a series.  I really look forward to learning more about the characters to which I have already begun to get attached.  If you like urban fantasy and thrillers, this is a book that is definitely worth a try!


From Amazon.com [1]

Fate hasn’t exactly been kind to twenty-year-old Alexandra. Unless you count the fact that she can communicate with animals, the only piece of luck she’s ever had was being rescued by a werewolf and landing in a forever home with an eccentric couple and their unusual pack of animals. It’s taken twelve years to earn the official title of Shepherd but she’s now mostly trained, fairly effective, and the first female in over two centuries to hold the position as protector of animals. All animals…The Territorial Council isn’t thrilled with her new title of Shepherd, but they don’t have any more control over the appointment than they have over her. All they can really do is wait for her to screw something up – which Alex is determined not to do. Everything changes when a chance encounter with a genetically modified Shifter leaves Alex shaken and initiates a quest to locate its maker. In a desperate bid to save her pack, Alex must infiltrate the Parallax Corporation – an international organization with their hands in everything from biomedical engineering to publishing. They have now expanded their efforts to include terrorism and are attempting to breed the perfect weapon. Despite years of training and enough money from her live-in pack of misfits to finance a small country, Alex finds herself woefully unprepared to tackle the new threat. To make matters worse, Alex must work with a mysterious man who’s been trying to kill her since the day they met. Together with her pack, Alex must learn how to stop the biological cloning and find those responsible for the plan before it really does become a global threat.