Currently Reading #12

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin.

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. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru – the most famous of the city’s Gatherers – must question everything he knows…

I loved this book. I’ve never read a fantasy quite like it. The country it is set in is supposed to be like ancient Egypt, I was reading a book about ancient Egypt at the same time as this and it was interesting to see how accurate it was. But there isn’t much I can say about this book apart from if you like fantasy read this book.

I did have a few tiny problems with it however, there was no map (I’m just nitpicking now) I checked the authors blog and apparently she has a thing about maps. I also found some of the names were very foreign and hard to remember. I originally bought this in January and put it down because I couldn’t remember who was who. But thats probably just my bad memory again. After the first 50 pages it is much easier to remember the characters names. So basically all I can say is read this book.

And if I haven’t convinced you to buy this yet you should know I bought the sequel; The Shadowed Sun when I was only 100 pages into this book.

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18 Responses to “Currently Reading #12”

  1. corker2211

    Sorry, but I’m not much of a book reader, except for some occasions. I just don’t seem to have the patience to sit down and read something. Would have to hold my interest from the very beginning. Flags Of Our Fathers was one of them. The true story of a Marine that fought on Iwo Jima and all that happened there. I do read, but not too much.
    Be Well

  2. touchyfeelygirl

    Thank you for being one of the first people to like my post! I Love reading so I’ll follow you and I look forward to hear about your opinions on the books you’ve read. Take care and Merry Christmas!

    • bluchickenninja

      Yeah I prefer it when books have a map. But on her blog the author basically said that if she didn’t need a map while writing it then the book didn’t need a map.

  3. Shauna

    It sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll be adding it to my “To Read” list! 🙂

  4. olduvai

    I love Jemisin! I started with her Inheritance Trilogy and thought no way can she top this! But the Shadowed Sun and Killing Moon are so very amazing in their own way.

    • bluchickenninja

      Oh yeah. I just started The Broken Kingdom. I have to admit at first it annoyed me that NK Jemisin doesn’t write typical sequels that are based on the same character. But I’m starting to like it.

  5. Katie

    Hi Emma! Honestly, the cover of the book is what drew me in – all the colors! – but reading your review intrigued me so much. I’ll have to find an excerpt to help me see if it’s really something I’ll enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation!


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