Welcome to Sumayyah’s Book Shelf, and I am Sumayyah. Today, I would like to introduce you to “The Killing Moon” by N. K. Jemisin. Now, forgive me if I mispronounce any of the cities’ names or characters’ names. They’re a little different from what I’m used to.
Anyway, in “The Killing Moon,” we have the city of Gujaareh. The night begins as any other for the Gatherer, Ehiru, but when he attempts his second gathering of the night, things go horribly wrong. He accidentally destroys a soul instead of collecting it.
Then, we go over to Sunandi, known as the Voice of Kisua, who is allowing herself to be seduced by the Prince of Gujaareh, apparently to save her people from…something. And we also meet a Gatherer Apprentice, named Nijiri, who vows to follow Ehiru to wherever he may go.
That is just the beginning. Just the beginning. There are – there’s a conspiracy, there’s broken trust, there’s a lot of talk of dreams, but trust me, this is one book you really, really want to read. “The Killing Moon.” N. K. Jemisin. Remember this.
I recommend this book for fantasy lovers, for anyone looking for something different. If you can, check out her Inheritance Trilogy series, which begins with “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” if I’m not mistaken. She is a great writer and she is fast becoming one of my favorites. If there is anything that I dislike, it’s the fact that I do not have the second book of the duology, which is called “The Shadowed Sun,” in my hands. And I will have to change that very, very soon.
Read this book! Read all of her books, but especially read this book. Why?
Because Sumayyah Said So.