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Book Review: The Moon Coin (The Moon Realm series, book one) – by Richard Due

The Moon Coin, book oneBook: The Moon Coin (book one in The Moon Realm series)
Author: Richard Due
Illustrator: Carolyn Arcabascio
Publisher: Gibbering Gnome Press
Date: June 20, 2012
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Pages: 283
Price: paperback under $8.00 from sellers through Amazon.com, Kindle $4.00; Amazon.ca – paperback $14.60, Kindle under $5.00
My Rating: A captivating, dramatic, exciting fantasy that keeps the reader enthralled to the end

I received a copy of The Moon Coin from the author through Library Thing in exchange for my honest review.

It took me awhile to get to The Moon Coin on my R&R (read-and-review) list but once into it I stepped away from my usual habit of having two or three books on the go at once. This one, once I started reading it, wouldn’t let me go until I had reached the end, no cheating allowed. And once I reached the end I wailed, “Nooooo!”  Uh, yes, I wanted more.

The Moon Coin is a full course of detailed worlds with their populace and drama. It begins on Earth where we meet four-year-old Lily, and Jasper, her five-year-old brother, along with their parents, and their uncle Ebb with his  outlandish ‘tales’. Their mother doesn’t approve of his storytelling, but the children love to listen because the way he relates adventures is as if they were real to him, as if he had been there himself.

We then are taken from the introduction and meet the children nine years later to where the story really takes flight. There are strange creatures, a mysterious pendant, hidden places, time travel, danger, adventures, battles, and so much more.

The author, Richard Due (pronounced Dewy), debuted with this book, which is quite amazing. His worlds and their inhabitants are very well described and thought out in great detail. It is a most enjoyable journey if you appreciate a good fantasy. In fact, The Moon Coin was nominated in the 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and became a Gold Medal Winner!

You can find out more about the author Richard Due, on his website. While there check out the illustrations by Carolyn Arcabascio. You can also enter the Goodreads giveaway for your chance to win a copy of The Moon Coin at the end of May!

The Moon Coin is book one of The Moon Realm series. Book two has been released, books three and four are to be announced,  and others are coming.

You can find The Moon Coin listed on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂