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.