Who’s Lumónd and why is he on your blog, you ask? Well, Lumónd just happens to be one of my favorite characters. Do you remember when I wrote about loving the moon in a review? Yeah, this is him!
Author Danielle Shipley is touring her book baby, The Surrogate Sea, this week, and she sent over a profile of my book crush!
Now, who is Lumónd? Why the moon of course.
Laraspur marveled. “Wherever did you learn to do such a thing?”
“Learn?” Lumónd scoffed. “I am the Moon. The extent of my power is mine to know.”
Few could have guessed, when first we met him in “The Sun’s Rival”, just how powerful Lumónd truly is. Next to his brother the Sun, the Moon may appear to be the lesser of Welken’s two kings – even, sometimes, in his own estimation. But while he may have total command of fewer servants among the world’s elements, he is hardly lacking in authority.
In between the convoluted shenanigans taking place in the world below, Book Six gives us a closer look at Lumónd’s role as lord of the night Sky through the eyes of its new queen, Laraspur. More than only relight the stars every night, the Moon shows a unique understanding of their properties – or, one might go so far as to say, their magic. How he uses a star to grant his wife a special wish came as an awe-inspiring surprise to Laraspur; and the recurring theme of the stars’ essence in the book as a whole came as a surprise to me. (Not even the author can foresee every turn a story will take!)
And let us not forget the greatest element who names Lumónd her master: The Great Sea herself. With him as keeper of the tides, a tale that centers on the passing of the Sea’s power from its rightful owner to a human princess cannot go without the Moon’s involvement for long. Sooner or later, all culpable parties are going to have to answer to Lumónd for the havoc they’ve wrought – and woe betide any who incite the revelation of the Moon’s dark side.
See it all for yourself in “The Surrogate Sea (Book Six of The Wilderhark Tales)”, available now!
5 luminous stars!
Seriously. These books just keep getting better and better!
Danielle Shipley has done it again, and by again, I mean written a book that totally tugged at my heartstrings and made me love her characters more and more!
The Surrogate Sea keeps to the tradition of The Sun’s Rival by making parts of the earth, sky, and water come to life in human form. Princess Liliavaine is in search for more than a human to love. She’s gotten the taste of the fantastic, and she wants more from her life. But when she receives more is it enough? Ionquin wants more for himself as well, having realized that his adventure with Laraspur had changed him. Not to mention falling in love with the one person he never expected to. Murigian just wants love, and when Lily comes in search of more, Murigan devises a plan to make the fantastic happen for Lily so she can go in pursuit of her one true love. The West Wind and the South Wind both have a specific agenda, and they will stop at nothing to get what it is they most desire – love.
As these journeys all transcribe into one fantastic love story. Some will get hurt, some will fall in love, and some will change forever. What happens is one amazing story rolled into a fantastic fairy tale – The Surrogate Sea.
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