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  • Published: New York : Orbit, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 440 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780316187282
  • 0316187283



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The killing moon

by Jemisin, N. K.

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Good, but not as good as 100 thousand kingdoms

This is N.K. Jemisin's first book after her award nominated Inheritance Trilogy, and is the first book in The Dreamblood Series.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. However, it wasn't as suspenseful and as engaging as 100 Thousand Kingdoms, which disappointed me. Still, she is to be congratulated for writing something significantly different from her first trilogy. The novel is as unique from the first series as the first series was to begin with. Her world building, as usual, is excellent. My main complaint is that her protagonist, isn't as engaging as she could be. I like her, but she simply doesn't pull me in.

I think part of the issue is that romance is one of N.K.'s strengths- and passions- and this book had none. It was straight fantasy. I love plain old fantasy, but something felt "missing" about this book, and I think that was it. Maybe we'll see more in subsequent novels in the series.

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