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The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, Bk 1)
The Killing Moon - Dreamblood, Bk 1
Author: N. K. Jemisin
The city burned beneath the Dreaming 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 th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316187282
ISBN-10: 0316187283
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Orbit
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I had pretty mixed feelings in the first chapter or so, but it grew on me. (Realizing that there was a glossary in the back definitely helped!) Before reading, all that I knew of Jemisin's writing was of her fantastic world-building skills, and she deserves the praise: I really got a feel for Gujaareh, and even secondary characters seemed very distinct.

The only warnings I'd give are some borderline disturbing/repulsive imagery, but otherwise I'd give it a PG-13 or so.
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Helpful Score: 1
It took a while to get into it but the wait was worth it. The world Jemisin created is amazing! All the characters were well done and I ended up feeling for every single one. The writing style was also good. It was a much better written than The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. She improved well over the time. Read it. The ending is gorgeous. Most things about this book are gorgeous actually.
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