by C.T. Adams, Cathy Clamp

August 2006
ISBN: 0-765-35401-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Tor Books
Mass Market Paperback

C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp newest novel Captive Moon continues their awesome Sazi series. Telling the story of Sazi council member Antoine Monier and his mate Tahira Kuric who run into trouble when they discover that Tahira is a fabled “power well”. With enemies all around Tahira and Antoine must put aside cultural differences in order to save themselves and the future of the Sazi.

I loved this novel; it is a wild ride through an amazingly well crafted world that gives the reader a glimpse into a world that many of us wish we could visit more often. Adams and Clamp have crafted a love story that is also a hair rising adventure that carries the reader from beginning to end. Antoine is a special hero trying to balance his duties to the Sazi and his own life as a world performer. He is in no way looking for a mate when the book begins but once he glimpses Tahira the chase is on. Don’t we all love determined men!

Tahira belongs to a secret group of shape shifters called the Hayalet Kabile, but when her brother is kidnapped she follows his tracks into Stuttgart and runs right into Antoine, the love of her life. Adams and Clamps have created a heroine that is tough and yet sensitive and is willing to give up her life to find her brother and unite her family. They have also made Tahira an extremely powerful shifter that scare most around her. Antoine is one of the few who looks past her power to the woman beyond. I wish more authors delved as deep into their characters as Adams and Clamp do in this novel. The reader forms a real attachment to the characters in this book and the characters that are revisited from their previous novel.

Captive Moon is a touching and powerful romance that has found a place on my keeper shelf. Adams and Clamp are rising stars in the paranormal world and should not be missed.

Reviewed in July 2006 by Jen.