Review: The Killing Moon

the-killing-moonTitle: The Killing Moon

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Genre: Fantasy

Publishing House: Orbit

Publishing Date: May 1, 2012

Length: 448 pages

Type: Series; Book 1 of the Dreamblood Series


In the city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, where time is marked by the river’s floods, there is no crime or violence. Within the city’s colored shadows, priests of the dream-goddess harvest the wild power of the sleeping mind as magic, using it to heal, soothe… and kill.

But when corruption blooms at the heart of Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru—most famous of the city’s Gatherers—cannot defeat it alone. With the aid of his cold-eyed apprentice and a beautiful foreign spy, he must thwart a conspiracy whose roots lie in his own past. And to prevent the unleashing of deadly forbidden magic, he must somehow defeat a Gatherer’s most terrifying nemesis: the Reaper. Continue reading “Review: The Killing Moon”