On rare occasions, at the beginning of a novel, I find myself slightly confused. Most often this happens when too many points of view are introduced far too close together without enough 'story' to hold the character firmly in mind. Stephen King, in his novel "The Stand", introduced lots of character points of view but he gave a solid chapter to introduce each one, allowing the reader to fully identify with the character. Often though, if you stick with the novel, you see the strands pull together for a satisfying if not a wonderful read. Today's choice, "Dark Moon" by Maggie Tideswell, was one that I was glad I went back to read. When all is said and done, the strands of each character weave together to make a picturesque tapestry of the story.