The Killing Moon

(Dreamblood Duology)

Mass market paperback, 440 pages

English language

Published May 8, 2012 by Orbit.

ISBN:
9780316187282

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4 stars (4 reviews)

FOLLOWING HER SERIES, HUGO, NEBULA, AND WORLD FANTASY-NOMINATED DEBUT SERIES, N. K. JEMISIN RETURNS WITH A CAPTIVATING NEW TALE.

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and among the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers--the keepers of this peace. Their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe...and kill those judged corrupt.

But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru--the most famous of the city's Gatherers--must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill--or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.

This description comes from the publisher. The Killing Moon is the first book in the Dreamblood Duology.

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4 stars

This was an interesting book, but it was very different from what I anticipated. The magic system (narcomancy) was cool, but unexpected. It clearly had some influences from ancient Egyptian beliefs. Despite all this, the book was engaging showing a unique culture.

A more detailed review is up on my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2012/06/book-review-killing-moon-by-nk-jemisin.html

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