The Killing Moon
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N.K. Jemisin mixes ancient Egyptian magic and Jungian theory in her latest work, a tale of dream-hunting assassins in a city on the brink of war. The Killing Moon kicks off her second series, and like the books in her first (the excellent Inheritance Trilogy) it works as a stand-alone tale.
Ehiru and Nijiri are Gatherers of the city of Gujaareh, trained to enter people's dreams and guide them from life into death. These gentle deaths — usually welcomed — produce dreamblood, a