Forest Moon Rising is book four in the Tess Noncoire adventure series. It is written by P.R. Frost and is an urban fantasy focusing on Tess who is a writer as well as a Celestial Blade Warrior. When not trying to meet deadlines and promote her writing, Tess fights evil with her imp, Scrap. Tess and Scrap are having a rough time of it. Tess is still mourning for her lost love and they both have been injured after fighting the demon impregnating human women. At the same time, the heartache has hurt her writing and now another ex (who is half demon) has arrived proposing marriage and having his own agenda. Of course, Tess has no choice but to get back to her normal self and start fighting evil again to save the women and children from the evil demon.
While I like Scrap, this fantasy did not work for me. The character, Tess, came across as being too perfect and having very little challenges that really daunted her in the book. She adapted too easily to various challenges that should have gave her at least a moment's pause. I also had difficulty with keeping up with the story as the author would lose focus and drift off onto tangents that had no bearing on the story's main plot. It was like she kept getting distracted from her own story. However, I do believe that there are readers out there who would enjoy this book who would like a more light hearted urban fantasy adventure that has absurd moments and a heroine who can beat anything. I give it two stars for an interesting idea and some humorous moments.
A brand-new Tess Noncoiré Adventure from "an innovative and welcome new voice in urban fantasy" (*#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs).
Tess Noncoiré, successful fantasy writer and Celestial Blade Warrior, has made a deal with the Powers That Be, forfeiting her own dreams in order to save those nearest and dearest to her. Having survived this unprecedented experience, Tess, along with her imp Scrap, is determined to hunt down a demonic intruder from another dimension, the Norglein, who seems bent on ravishing young women, leaving them pregnant, and waiting for the proper time to steal their babies away for his own purposes.