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The Killing Moon
The Killing Moon | N. K. Jemisin
The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon.In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt.But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed SunFor more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of GodsThe Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) The Broken Earth series The Fifth Season
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bookishbitch
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I just realized I read a lot of "book ones". This sounded so interesting I couldn't pass it up. And I love the cover.

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KtheBookwyrm
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This took a little bit to get into but I ended up really enjoying it. I‘m looking forward to reading the other half of this duology

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KtheBookwyrm
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I had a really hard time getting into this at first. It took me days just to get through 100 pages. I read a stack of graphic novels rather than pick this up. Not sure what changed, maybe just my mood, because now I‘m engrossed, I‘ve read over 100 pages this morning and fully intend to finish this book today. Assuming this book is as good as I think it is, N.K. Jemisin will have definitely moved to my favorite authors list.

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GypsyKat
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It‘s the last day of the #AudibleSale and I couldn‘t resist a few more... I may still be shopping. 🙈💸💸

wordzie 😁👌 9mo
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rmaclean4
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Was a difficult world to get into at first...but once you understand it, this book is a fun ride! Looking forward to reading the next on the series! 4 🌟

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kgriffith
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I saw the start of the #lunareclipse before the sky clouded over again; I‘d hoped to see her through my telescope, and I‘ll try at least once more within the hour, but I think I may have gotten the best views I‘m gonna get. Beautiful. 🤓

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rmaclean4
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Up next on #Scribd. This will fill a #readharder challange of a AOC that won a literary award in 2018... And the #readingwomen challenge of any book from a series.

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Doughtah
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♥️♥️♥️ NK Jemisin has already won my heart before I‘ve read a word of her fiction because she‘s done what no author i‘ve read recently has done: Put a disclaimer about how she‘s attempted to take a bit from history, but has changed it up as much as possible. #thankyou for saying that kinda thing up front about ur book‘s languages and names!!

Geeklet I just discovered her this year and I adore her work. I can‘t wait to get my hands on her new collection of short stories. 11mo
Doughtah @Geeklet same here! Ive been seeing her talked about all over. 😃 fingers crossed u can get ur hands on it soon! 11mo
readordierachel Her appendices are also a delight. She's so clever. 11mo
Doughtah @readordierachel ♥️♥️ my heart just grew two sizes. I love clever authors! 11mo
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kgriffith
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Interesting premise, fairly easy to follow even though I tend to get lost in history and wars and alliances and all of those things that are not-dialogue. Not a top pick, but would recommend.

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kgriffith
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Tonight we elected the new steering committee for my local Pride org. I‘ve served on the SC for 3/5 years this org has been around, and served on a work team the other two. This year‘s committee was amazing and I‘m so damned proud of them. I feel like a mama bird sending her fledglings out into the wide world on their own, but I know they‘ve got this.
Also made fish chowder because that‘s what you do when it‘s 80° at 10p, right? #audiocooking

Crinoline_Laphroaig Well done! You've done good work it will be rewarded it. 1y
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kgriffith
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“Real love lasts years. It causes pain, and endures through it.”
This coming on the heels of a particularly emotional night of reflection, and journaling about a love that quit rather than seeking a way through. Oh Mercury and all you other celestial beings wreaking jolly havoc this month, I see you. Dang, do I ever.

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kgriffith
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Today‘s garden haul, down a few unfortunate sun golds whose early demises came at the hands of a ravenous gardener.
(...it was me. I ate them. They were delicious.) #audiogardening #audiobooks

Soubhiville That looks beautiful and delicious! 1y
saresmoore Sungolds never make it inside ‘round here. I‘m impressed you salvaged so many! 1y
kgriffith @saresmoore I ate all of the split ones while I was harvesting 😋 1y
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Craftylikefox An awesome harvest! Both better than fresh warm garden tomatoes 🤤 1y
SandyW Nice haul! 1y
Amandajoy I had a cherry tomato plant one year, none of them made it in the house 😋 1y
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ladyneverwhere
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N.K. Jemisin is the most incredible author. The Killing Moon was the first book of hers that I read and it changed my reading life for the better. Jemisin writes with such honesty and beauty about people who reflect the world we live in and she's made me a more careful consumer of literature and fantasy in particular.

#agameoffavorites @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads That‘s a fantastic recommendation! 1y
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ScientistSam
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A very different read from her Broken Earth trilogy, this book delves deep into the politics and intrigue of a world loosely based on ancient Egypt and Nubia. It's a bit of a slow start, but an excellent build-up.

Everything seems to resolve pretty cleanly so I'm curious what the second book of the duology will focus on.

Beachesnbooks The second book is even better!! I love the new characters 1y
ScientistSam @Beachesnbooks ooh, looking forward to it even more now! 1y
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Weaponxgirl
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#libraryloot is the best kind of loot. Here's my day planned

Lauredhel That's quite the haul! 1y
Weaponxgirl @Lauredhel I may have gone a wee bit crazy on the library catalogue with reserves whilst on shift the other night 😉 1y
Lauredhel Nothing wrong with that. Enjoy! 1y
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Branwen
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So, I did a thing. I am just about finished the Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin and I have been enjoying it SO MUCH that I went and bought all her other books! 😁

Beachesnbooks Good call! I love all her series, they're all so different! 2y
Branwen @Beachesnbooks Thanks! 😀 I have been just completely blown away by her writing, I couldn't help myself! Which series of hers do you like best? 2y
Beachesnbooks She's amazing! I like the Broken Earth trilogy best, but I also gave 5⭐️ to The Shadowed Sun and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms 😄 2y
Leftcoastzen I haven‘t tried her books yet , your enthusiasm is making me want to read her sooner than later 2y
Branwen @Beachesnbooks Thats fantastic! Im even more excited now! 😃 @Leftcoastzen Hooray! 😄 You totally should! She's so amazing! 2y
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quigui
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So good

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quigui
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Lounging in the sun with a book in Brussels

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quigui
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Hoping to read a lot this weekend

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bitcheslovebooks
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I can officially say I love everything she‘s done. This one is full of religious and political intrigue.

GypsyKat I haven‘t read this one yet, but she‘s brilliant. 2y
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Eggbeater
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1. Virginia
2. Lately it's been fantasy but I just like a good story
3. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
4. All kinds of Indian food
5. Proud owner of loving pit bull and pillowy beagle/basset mix
6. What is the meaning of life, Littens?

#litsywelcomewagon

Eggbeater @GarthRanzz The meaning of life is 42? I shall be contemplating this for hours now. 2y
GarthRanzz It‘s from Douglas Adams‘ Hitchhikers series. 😊 Sorry, I couldn‘t pass up using it for the answer. 2y
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Eggbeater @GarthRanzz I've never read those! Now I will have to! 2y
GarthRanzz @Eggbeater They‘re fun books. You‘ll also find out why you should always carry a towel as well. 😊 2y
Kaye Welcome and thanks for answering the questions♥️ I‘m still working on the meaning of life and I just turned 60. I guess we are here, then gone.. some longer than others. Make the best of the time you have and try to enjoy as much as possible because it goes so fast . 2y
RaimeyGallant 6. Words in all their glorious forms? 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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And N.K. Jemisin is a hoot. She is a delight when giving a keynote address or chatting over dessert. So down-to-earth and just fricking amazing.
And this one is dated and marked as signed at Sirens. Best memento ever 💕
#sirensconference #sirens17

Claireluana Let the jealousy commence! 2y
398.2 😮 2y
rachelm Jeallllllous 2y
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gpkan
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I hope to one day be remembered for my napkin bookmarks.

I nabbed this at the library because I'd heard great things about this author. Not far enough in for a true judgment, but I'm already enjoying it.

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Brie
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I see lots of love for N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy on here (still on my #TBR), so I thought I'd highlight Jemisin's earlier Dreamblood duology. It's a fantastic diverse fantasy with a rich and complex mythology and an interesting premise involving sleep and dreams that #needsmorelove. It was also my first review on Litsy. #anditsaugust

Maike Sounds great ❤️ 2y
Daisey I've loved her other books; need to see if I can find these! 2y
Brie @Daisey I think they just released a single volume that has them both bound together. 2y
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Yeah_I_Read
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“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” —T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

maximoffs This is so good. 2y
Yeah_I_Read @steverogers I'm trying to get used to all the names but it seems really cool. I just got from the library. I've had it on hold forever 2y
maximoffs @Yeah_I_Read it sounds amazing! 2y
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cocomass
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Only one book away from finishing N.K. Jemisin's backlist before the final book in the Broken Earth triology comes out in August. I LOVED THIS ONE. She really has only improved over time with possibly the best world building of any contemporary fantasy author, with complex characters, fascinating magic, and all kinds of diversity. I'm excited to pick up the second one once my library holds it for me 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cocomass
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This is the only book I have with me on this work trip that fits the #somethingmagical prompt for #riotgrams today. I'm looking forward to starting it soon 😊

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Lady_Afrodite13
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BeckyLeJ
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I was organizing the bookshelves today and this one decided to help. #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
BekahB Cute! I reorganized my bookshelves today too, but my cats mostly slept through the process. 😆 3y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
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Suzze What Tink wouldn't do to get me to empty a space for her in the bookcase. It is jammed. 3y
BeckyLeJ Right, @Suzze!? The minute there's an inch of space on the shelves, my cats are all over it. New space to explore! (edited) 3y
DebinHawaii Very helpful! 🐱❤️ 3y
MyNamesParadise Such a beautiful cat!! 3y
blairbear90 Beautiful Kitty! Also, I love the Dreamblood Duology! 😻🌙 3y
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a.reader
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Second book finished for @24in48
An incredibly rich story, good fantasy world building, intricate plots and complex characters. I actually love it when I don't know if I agree or disagree with a characters reasoning/motives/actions. Suuuuuch and intense ending too. Glad I already have the second book in the series so I can start it soon! #24in48 #LitsyAtoZ #LetterJ

missevievelyn Yay!! Loooved this book, maybe my favourite Jemisin novel! 💕 3y
a.reader @missevievelyn it took me a bit to get into it, but then I was hooked. 3y
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a.reader
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9pm Saturday, 10.5hrs into @24in48
Nearly halfway through my second novel. Pretty sure this is gonna be too complicated for my tired brain in about an hour, but really enjoying the world building and interesting characters at the moment. #24in48 #LitsyAtoZ #letterJ

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a.reader
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Many options for #24in48 this weekend. General plan is to read whatever I feel like in the moment.

Michelle_mck Holy Cow is a great read, enjoy the readathon 3y
a.reader @Michelle_mck thanks :) can't wait! 3y
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kerry
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last night's guests left at 2; I got in my last run of 2016, changed the sheets, ran the dishes, and gulped a glass of wine, and now I have an hour until the next houseguests arrive and you know I'm not moving from this spot

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kerry
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I have about ten books I should be reading--for book clubs, for review deadlines, etc.--but my Christmas gift to myself is a bit of reading for the sake of reading. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate, and may your days be merry and bright.

Seansworth GOOD STUFF THIS BOOK IS GOOOOD STUFFFFFF (edited) 3y
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Brie
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Great fantasy with an interesting premise. Though it's about dreams, it won't lull you to sleep. The sequel is next on my list!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
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kerry
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birthday breakfast treats (and day-off delights) #readharder #weneeddiversebooks #diversebooks #booksandtea #nonficnov

kerry PS that's an Earl Grey cupcake from 3y
sprainedbrain Happy birthday! 🎊🎉🎁🎈 3y
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday!!! 3y
rachelm Happy birthday!!! 3y
eclecticreading Happy birthday! 🎂🎉 3y
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NicoleCeBallos
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True dreamers are both geniuses and madmen.

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misselizabetka
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Things that I'm thankful for: library apps, NK Jemisin, and coffee.

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Ohmylibros
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I adored NK Jemisin's previous books from the Inheritance trilogy, but for some reason, I didn't really connect with this book until the very end. Perhaps it was the shifting narrative or maybe the complexity of the mythology. A good book, just not the best I've ever read.

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LectricSheep
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Now that the summer camp rush is over, my tutoring schedule is a little more relaxed. Rereading a favorite book with my favorite (only) cat is the best way I can think of to spend my Monday morning.

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Ohmylibros
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Did you know that writing stories down kills them? Of course it does. Words aren't meant to be stiff, unchanging things. My family were tale keepers once, though they now make funerary urns and jars. Many, many generations ago, before pictorals and numeratics and hieratics, word were kept where they belong, in mouths.

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MarthaG
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I'm hoping one of these books will get me out of a reading slump.

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Chelsea
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My library hold finally came in!

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Shan-nana
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There is nothing about this book I didn't love. Read it.

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irre
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My first book by N.K Jemisin. I'll definitely read more.

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Seansworth
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Ann Leckie suggested NK Jemisin at a reading I went to last year and I'm so glad I listened to her advice. Leckie + Jemisin = Speculative Fiction Queens 👑🚀👑🌚

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