The Killing Moon

by N. K. Jemisin

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Book 12 of 56 in the Literary Fantasy Books
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The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon.

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, 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 murdering dreamers in the goddess' name, 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.

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

The Broken Earth series
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate

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Anonymous | 2016-02-23 06:09:31
For those looking for new settings in epic fantasy, The Killing Moon is lovely, totally original, and you cannot help but fall in love with the characters. Ehiru, specially, stays with you long after you have finished the book.
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