The Killing Moon

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

The Killing Moon

by N. K. Jemisin

Orbit | May 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Killing Moon is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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 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. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.
Dreamblood Duology
The Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy(omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych(e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom(e-only novella)
The Broken Earth series
The Fifth Season

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Orbit

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316187283

ISBN - 13: 9780316187282

Found in: Romance

save 0%

  • In stock online
$19.49 list price

$19.49 ea online

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from N. K. Jemisin always manages to create a believable world without subjecting the reader to the lengthly descriptive passages so many fantasy authors seem to need. Her characters are beautifly contructed and always complex. They are often frustrated and find that they must learn to cope within a flawed society, but I think it is their limitations which make them so believable. If you liked "The Killing Moon," her first trilogy was amazing, and I would also recommend Mary Doria Russell's "The Sparrow."
Date published: 2013-09-28

– More About This Product –

The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon

by N. K. Jemisin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Orbit

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316187283

ISBN - 13: 9780316187282

About the Book

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

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 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. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.
Dreamblood Duology
The Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy(omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych(e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom(e-only novella)
The Broken Earth series
The Fifth Season

About the Author

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been multiply nominated for the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, and the Nebula, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree, and have won the Locus Award. Her website is nkjemisin.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Ah N.K. Jemisin, you can do no wrong.... The blend of cultures and lore she draws on to make this very unique world is just stunning, and the fact that she inhabits it with such 3-dimensional characters is even more impressive.... If you want to get away from traditional fantasy world-building, but keep the compelling characters and deep lore, definitely pick this up!!"-Felicia Day