The Killing Moon (Paperback)
|Author: N. K. Jemisin|
|When a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh''s great temple, Ehiru--the most famous of the city''s Gatherers--must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess'' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh''s alleys and the realm of dreams.|
From the Publisher:
In the desert city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, there is no crime or violence. Priests of the dream-goddess, known as Gatherers, maintain order: harvesting the dreams of the citizens, healing the injured, and guiding the dreamers into the afterlife. . . When Ehiru-the most famous of the city's Gatherers-is sent to harvest the dreams of a diplomatic envoy, he finds himself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to drag the dreaming city into war. So begins a hugely ambitious tale of culture and empire, war and religion...and the realm of dreams.
"Rather than merely appropriating various details from Earth's past and present, Jemisin . . . has created a fully developed secondary world that is an organic whole." (starred review) 03/05/2012