The Killing Moon
By N. K. Jemisin
The start of an exquisite and gripping new fantasy duology from the critically acclaimed author of THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS
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 innocent 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.
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- ISBN: 9780356500768
- Publication date: 03 May 2012
- Page count: 448
N. K. Jemisin is a career counselor, political blogger and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She's been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day.
Lush, sensual and enjoyably convoluted — SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Richly imagined and executed with panache — SUNDAY TIMES
Jemisin's gripping series launch immerses readers in an unfamiliar but enthralling world as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure. — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY