The Killing Moon
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
Series: Dreamblood (#1)
I’ve been hearing good things about this author, but this was my first time reading any of her work. I was pretty impressed. The story and the characters grabbed me right away and held my attention to the end. There are some morally-ambiguous plot elements, as opposed to a story where it’s very c...
I loved the setting and the mythology in this book. The belief systems were so complex and something I found I could empathize with from both different perspectives that she portrayed. The entire religion surrounding the practice of euthanasia, and all the arguments surrounding that were very well-d...
I think I read this book the wrong way.I started out reading the synopsis and still having a very hazy idea of what it was about, which is not my usual style. I like to have some solid conception of the ideas, themes, and characters before diving in so I know ahead of time what to appreciate. For th...
I love N.K. Jemisin's world building even though I had a hard time keeping the various castes straight an following the first 3rd of the story. But once the two strands of the story met and intertwines, I was just swept along. As a side-note, I was surprise to find more than a dozen books publis...
In the city-state of Guanjaareh peace rules through the blessing of their goddess Hananja. Priests siphon off the dreams of the citizens to provide healing and to rid the city of corruption. Ehiru, perhaps the most renown of the city's Gatherers, begins to doubt himself when a Gathering goes awry,...