The Shadowed Sun
Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep.... show more
Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up -- but Gujaareh has known peace for too long. Someone must show them the way.Hope lies with two outcasts: the first woman ever allowed to join the dream goddess' priesthood and an exiled prince who longs to reclaim his birthright. Together, they must resist the Kisuati occupation and uncover the source of the killing dreams... before Gujaareh is lost forever.
Publish date: June 12th 2012
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Dreamblood (#2)
The Shadowed Sun is set ten years after The Killing Moon. Each story stands alone, but there’s a larger story arc that ties them together. At the end of the first book, I had felt slightly unsatisfied because things were wrapped up so quickly. It tied up the main plot but left me with a lot of qu...
I dragged my feet on starting this book, because I felt pretty lukewarm toward its predecessor, The Killing Moon. Once I finally started on this one, however, I just really wanted to know what was happening. This one is about so many things. I will talk about it as best I can without spoilers. T...
Some fantasy worlds feature elves and other mythological beings wandering around a pseudo-medieval Europe (think Tolkien and all those who have come around and after). There are also fantasy worlds where whole new cultures are developed from a few assumptions about how magic or psychic forces or co...
What a fulfilling read! All of the great world-building, layered characters, dreaming magic and political intrigue in N.K. Jemisin's The Killing Moon is back ten-fold in this deeply satisfying sequel. The Shadowed Sun, which takes place ten years later with new characters to follow, is a beautifully...
The first one didn't grab me, so I'm going to skip this. But I'll read other Jemisin books with joy.