The Killing Moon

by N. K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon

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In a city where Gatherers harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to judge the corrupt, Ehiru, the most famous of the city's Gatherers, learns that he must protect the woman he was sent to kill or watch the city be devoured by forbidden magic.

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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

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