Eye of the Moon
Discover the magic and intrigue of this award-winning gothic mystery novel. Two childhood friends work to uncover what really happened to Aunt Alice, who died under mysterious circumstances. Secrets, lies and betrayals are uncovered, while unexpected love, friendship and magic are illuminated. No one is as they appear, and nothing is what it seems. More
Winner “Best First Book (Fiction)” in the 2018 IndieReaders Discovery Awards, Gold Medalist “Intrigue” in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Silver Medalist/2nd Place “Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror” in the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards, and Finalist “Paranormal” and “Best Cover Design” in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Discover for yourself the magic and intrigue of "Eye of the Moon".
Legendary socialite Alice went to sleep reading her Egyptian Book of the Dead and never woke up. The act of natural causes, or a curse? Or worse, was it murder? Twenty years after her mysterious death, her nephew and his childhood friend discover her belongings stashed in the wine cellar of her estate while attending a five-day house party. Curious about what actually happened, they delve into her diary, letters, and become involved in the occult as they try to follow in her footsteps. Little do they know what will be awakened in their search for the truth, or how the past and present will collide, impacting every guest and unraveling secrets of the past.
Rich with imagery, sharp in dialogue, and captivating in the chemistry between characters, "Eye of the Moon" will keep you up late into the night.
“A deftly crafted and simply riveting gothic mystery by a master of the genre, Ivan Obolensky’s 'Eye of the Moon' is especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.” -"Midwest Book Review", Small Press Bookwatch
“As a reader, it felt as if this novel had been exclusively produced just for me and I’m sure many readers will feel likewise. Reading 'Eye of the Moon' was such an enjoyable experience. It may be a big book but the reading is easygoing and there’s enough humour, mystery, suspense, romance and adventure to satisfy even the most jaded of appetites… a gothic classic.” -Carl Delprat, "Compulsive Reader"
“'Eye of the Moon' is a haunting tale of family secrets and gothic dread. The author paints a story of an aristocratic house party in which not all of the guests are of this world. Filled with hidden motives, mysterious relics, and sinister unknowns, 'Eye of the Moon' evokes the drama of 'Dynasty' with the atmosphere of Manderley.” -Jennifer Whitman, Professional Bookseller, Barnes & Noble
“A gothic mystery [of the finest order] set in 1977—involving the occult, stolen treasure, family secrets, and financial sabotage—'Eye of the Moon' is sumptuous in its description of white-tie dinner parties and sexual tensions with baronesses, and sharp in its maneuvering of several secret puzzles at once.”
-"IndieReader", 4.7 stars, IR Approved
“Obolensky conjures a remarkably imaginative tale, seamlessly juxtaposing the quotidian and the magical in a way that renders the latter mesmerizingly plausibles… Alice’s complex character powerfully emerges as the plot’s tonal center, a bewitching amalgam of moral strength, intellectual vitality, and a lust for life… the story as a whole remains a transfixing one, ingeniously constructed… an engrossing tale of mystery and magic.” -"Kirkus Reviews"
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