Bengalo Moon by Shirley A. Martin

Rating: 4-Star
Genre: Supernatural thriller
File Size: 1101 KB
ISBN-10: 1504924566
ISBN-13: 978-1481748711
Pages: 458

This is a continuation of what happens to the Susannah Henikam, the protagonist in Bloodline Gypsy: Jook and Gypsies Vol. 1 by Shirley A. Martin. Since the story picks up at the end of volume one, I suggest reading that book first. Think of these two volumes as one long story.

In my review of the first book, I mentioned that there were many characters and subplots that were unresolved. In the second book, these characters come into play and even tease the reader into wanting to find out what will happen in the third volume.

In Bengalo Moon,  the Jook and Gypsies prepare to battle the Ruv Bengalos, the bad werewolves. Help comes from Romania, but with these five warriors, it is still a small band of Jook fighting an enemy that is better organized and larger than expected. Will the success of the first battle create overconfidence? Will they succeed in the long run? I can’t wait for the third book in the series to see how it will all turn out.

This book was better edited than Bloodline Gypsy, but not enough to receive the five-star rating. The storyline remains intriguing, the characters continue to develop, and the social interactions become “interesting.” There is less graphic violence in Bengal Moon than in the first.

This is a must-read story for those who enjoy the genre.