Saturday, April 21, 2012

"The Killing Moon"

New from Orbit Books: The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin.

About the book, 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… whether they’re ready to die or not.

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.
Visit N. K. Jemisin's website.