A duology review: The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 01 and 02) by Nora K. Jemisin

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The Killing 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.

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. A mysterious and deadly plague now haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Someone must show them the way.

My impressions:

I am really impressed and, respectively I will be short. I liked reading this series because Ms. Jemisin somehow knew how to create an interesting plot, three-dimensional characters (which ofteN were POC, exactly like her) and a very decent world build. Fully-fledged, intelligent females? Check. Believable couples? Check. Original magic system, inspired by (but not copied from) ancient Egypt and Nubia? No problem at all. Indeed I might have found my next favourite contemporary fantasy author. A woman. A woman of colour. Sometimes life of a reader is good.

Final verdict:

Highly recommendable. I can’t wait to read more books penned by this exceptional writer.

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6 Responses to A duology review: The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 01 and 02) by Nora K. Jemisin

  1. blodeuedd says:

    HA, I dnfed book 1

  2. Carole Rae says:

    Woah! Glad both worked out well!!!!!

  3. heidenkind says:

    I should really give her books a try

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