Throne of the Crescent Moon

by Saladin Ahmed

Throne of the Crescent Moon

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Three superheroes in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms bound together by a series of magical murders must work together in a race against time to prevent a sorcerer's plot from destroying the world.

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Critics' Lists: Summer 2012

Summer's Best Sci-Fi: Planets, Politics, Apocalypse

Ahmed's first novel is an escapist confection set in what he calls "the world of The Arabian Nights." Yes, it's medieval fantasy packed with badass Dervish ninjas, shape-shifting nomads and terrifying undead monsters; but it's also a smart, well-observed tale of corrupt regimes crumbling before a people's uprising like no other. Think of it as Lord of the Rings meets Arab Spring. Though Ahmed's medieval city of Dhamsawaat is full of magic, it's also realistic in ways you

Annalee Newitz

Critics' Lists: Summer 2012

Pack Your Bags For Six Flights Of Fantasy

Doctor Adoulla Makhslood is "the last real ghul hunter in the city of Dhamsawaat." He's almost retired: he's old, he's fat, his joints creak, and all he wants is a good cup of cardamom tea from his friend Yehyeh's teahouse.

But rebellion is roiling in Dhamsawaat as the corrupt ruler faces off against a charismatic crime lord. After an old flame's family is attacked by demons, the venerable Doctor ends up taking one last job.

Makhslood, his uptight young dervish sidekick Raseed,

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