Sisters of the Moon
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 22nd 2020
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
** A Novella ***
A monstrous fate will turn a girl into a legend.
On an island in Lake Obersee, where The Sisters of St. Gertrude abide, a destitute Moor named Durra arrives. Sold for taxes, she and her two companions tend to the nuns and their collection of cats. At night, she combs the library for details on the order, the remote island, and the beasts howling outside her window.
But when a prank reveals the sisters’ gruesome secret, Durra is forced to accept a new fate. Bestowed an unearthly power, she must choose between life as a nun or living among the monsters beyond the convent walls.
Her path is about to change the tide in the ultimate war. The war between good and evil.
Durra and two other girls have been taken to an island in which a convent lies. The Sisters of St. Gertrude, live a simple life, they do their choirs, eat no meat and have cats up on cats up cats. They take in unwanted women, sold to them. Former slaves, those sold for money to pay off debts, those who have had been touched by a men then deemed unworthy. The island on which the convent is built on is surrounded by woods and feels off, it feels evil.
There are secrets in this place, the walls have paintings of religious scenes Durra has never seen before, books in the library talking about saints she's never heard of and at night the girls are made to go to their rooms, or rather cells and are locked in. They are to not be out walking the halls at night, because at night it's when you hear the howling. You don't go out at night.
What are the nuns hiding? What is really going on in this place? Where are all these cats coming from?
I liked this story, the concept is fascinating. It is a quick read that holds the promise of more books to come.
I look forward to reading more
I was torn between 3.75 and 4 so I rounded it to 4 stars
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Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
Weis writes romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, supernatural, and young adult fiction and has sold approximately one million books. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.
She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers Association and the Horror Writers Association. www.AlexandreaWeis.com
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