The Killing Moon by NK Jemisin

The much-lauded author of The Inheritance Trilogy returns with a brand new series filled with magic and wonder. The Killing Moon takes place in the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, where the only law is that peace shall prevail. To ensure that happens, the Gatherers watch from the rooftops and harvest the magic of its sleeping citizens to enforce the will of the dream goddess. But a conspiracy forces one Gatherer to question the order of things, and protect the woman he was sent to kill.

As a big fan of NK Jemisin’s debut trilogy, I was really looking forward to The Killing Moon. Happily, she didn’t disappoint! She’s created another richly imagined and detailed world with complex and intriguing characters. It’s always a good sign when I struggle between racing through a book to find out what happens and savor it, not wanting it to be done.

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