In this coming-of-age tale that blends myth, mystery, and the magic of storytelling, we enter the world of a fifteen-year-old seeker named Eve. Growing up in rural Poland, Eve’s small-town existence is radically transformed by a series of lucid dreams, influenced by the moon, in which she is exposed to Sariel, a fallen angel. Sariel’s cryptic messages, and demands for Eve to free him, draw her deeper and deeper into an ancient story of love, loss, and redemption. Eve’s desire to heed the callings of her inner-life are confronted and challenged by family secrets and growing dysfunction, and her increasing alienation from her peers at school. Determined to find out who she really is, and the truth about her family legacy, Eve undertakes a quest, guided by a strange boy who calls himself Punk, in which dreams and reality merge, and a buried past is brought into the light.
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Praise for Moonchild:
Zwonarz’s coming-of-age tale functions on multiple levels: vision quest, family saga, spiritual memoir, paranormal mystery. Rich and sensuous descriptions of nature and the inner life, give the storyline a velvety lushness, which is deftly blended with page-turning suspense. If Nancy Drew and Rumi would have had a love-child, and raised her in the land of Oz, she might have looked and felt a lot like Moonchild. – J. Biscello, Author of Freeze Tag and Broken Land
Layered with both the mysterious and the mystic, the twists and turns in Zwonarz’s Moonchild will keep you guessing, and keep the pages turning. An impressive, original debut novel. -B. L. Bruce, Author of The Weight of Snow
Ewa Zwonarz superlatively weaves a story tapestry in her breakout debut novel Moonchild. The chilling dreams her main character experiences become more shockingly real for the reader as they turn each new page. - R. J. Jeffreys, Associate Editor of the Tiferet Journal and Executive Producer of Tiferet Talk Interviews Radio
Evelina's story was largely inspired by myths and music.
Below is a list of the tracks that played in the back of my mind as the story unfolded.