Crescent Moon by British author James Fahy is the 2nd novel in his Phoebe Harkness his series of post-apocalyptic science fiction thrillers with paranormal horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This series is set in a future steampunk dystopian version of Oxford, England in the aftermath of a world war, where mutated subspecies which resemble werewolves and vampires are taking over from the remaining normal humans. This installment is a mystery/suspense one, which continues the adventures of the eponymous heroine, as she tries to track down a serial killer in New Oxford even while she must juggle her delicate position as liaison between the normal and paranormal human communities and cope with the discovery that certain individuals close to her hold previously-unsuspected responsibility for the devastating war.
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What do you do when your world is turned upside down?
When you discover your father had a direct hand in the genocide of much of the world’s human population?
Phoebe Harkness’ life has changed forever. Thirty years after a cataclysmic world war that eviscerated one third of the human population, a new sub-species of vampire-like drones has set its teeth to the survivors of humanity.
They’re not the only ones: ‘Genetic Others’ such as vampires, werewolves and more roam the streets of New Oxford, trying – and sometimes failing – to live peacefully amongst humankind.
But that is all about to change.
A spate of serial killings have occurred, rocking the already fragile ecosystem of New Oxford.
Brutal murders and mutilation are now commonplace.
Phoebe must get to work. She is named as liaison between the Genetic Others and the Cabal, the ruling order of the walled city.
She must negotiate with the Tribals, a subset of werewolves cast aside by the cultural hegemony of the Cabal.
But before she can make any progress with the Tribal leader, Kane, she learns of more murders – and three missing students. And Kane’s daughter is among the missing…
One of the victims leaves a message in blood: ‘Crescent Moon’.
Now Phoebe must act urgently with the help of Kane and her former paramour, vampire Allesandro to track down the culprit of these horrific killings.
But who is conducting all of these strange happenings behind the scenes?
And what does it have to do with the Crescent Moon…?
Crescent Moon is the gripping second instalment of the urban gothic Phoebe Harkness series. It follows the young doctor as she stalks through the corrupt dystopia of New Oxford.