Throne of the Crescent Moon
From Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, comes one of the year's most anticipated fantasy debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon, a fantasy adventure with all the magic of The Arabian Nights.The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are... show more
From Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, comes one of the year's most anticipated fantasy debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon, a fantasy adventure with all the magic of The Arabian Nights.The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. But these killings are only the earliest signs of a plot for the Throne of the Crescent Moon that threatens to turn the great city of Dhamsawwaat, and the world itself, into a blood-soaked ruin.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 31st 2012
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Speculative Fiction
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
Series: The Crescent Moon Kingdoms (#1)
My fricking heart man, this book was so good. I mean it was good and then it got great and now I'm emotionally comprised. Really looking forward to the next novel!!
Resorting to the blurb for a plot summary, because I need to get my reviews up to date, and trying to come up with my own synopsis takes too long: The Crescent Moon Kingdoms are at a boiling point. A struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious Falcon Prince is reaching its climax. I...
Things I liked: • characters • worldbuilding • story Things I didn't like: • the prose So that's that then. When the writing gets to your nerves, the characters start grating, the brilliant worldbuilding loses its shine and the story becomes one of those "why do I care again" tales. I'd still ...
This was simultaneously colorful and extremely grey. There should be no doubt this is dark fantasy. It starts with the villain doing terribly villainous and also terrifying things. It does not exactly ever get "pretty," because this is not a pretty universe. The good guys, while easy to root for,...
Doctor Adoulla Makhslood has been a ghul hunter for decades. He's getting too old for this shit. His young assistant, a dervish named Raseed, helps with the fighting but wearies him with his rigid piety. Makhslood would have retired long ago if there were anyone to turn the reins over to, but he's t...