Books Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed Hardcover, 274 pages, DAW Hardcover, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThrone of the Crescent MoonAuthorSaladin Ahmed Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary 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. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Throne of the Crescent Moon Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Summer's Best Sci-Fi: Planets, Politics, Apocalypse June 19, 2012 These five books will suck you into strange worlds, but leave you full of questions about our own. These page turners have pleasingly complicated political and social subtexts, morphing space battles into philosophical debates and zombie hordes into political satire. Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Pack Your Bags For Six Flights Of Fantasy June 6, 2012 Need a ticket to otherworldly adventure? Look no further. Even if you're stuck at home this summer, these captivating fantasy novels offer great escapes — to the lands of dragons, cyborgs, lizard men and elven princesses.