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The Crescent Moon Kingdoms home to djenn and ghuls holy warriors and heretics are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms It is up to a handful of heroes to learn the truth behind these killingsDoctor Adoulla Makhslood “the last real ghul hunter in the great city of Dhamsawaat” just wants a uiet cup of tea Three score and years old he has grown we Well jeez I wrote the thing Didjya expect me to give it two stars

SUMMARY Throne of the Crescent Moon

Throne of the Crescent Moon

Hunned by her people for daring to take up a man’s title She lives only to avenge her father’s death Until she learns that Adoulla and his allies also hunt her father’s killer Until she meets RaseedWhen they learn that the murders and the Falcon Prince’s brewing revolution are connected the companions must race against time and struggle against their own misgivings to save the life of a vicious despot In so doing they discover a plot for the Throne of the Crescent Moon that threatens to turn Dhamsawaat and the world itself into a blood soaked rui The Arabian Nights starring Iroh of Avatar The Last Airbender and you ll have a sense of what Saladin Ahmed s debut novel is like Throne of the Crescent Moon is one of the strongest debut novels I ve read and will likely be a serious contender in any Best Debut list for this yearThrone of the Crescent Moon follows the story of Doctor Adoulla Makshlood the last of the true ghul hunters in the great city of Dhamsawaat On the verge of retiring Adoulla is forced away from his hopes and plans when he and his assistant learn of a series of grisly murders and rumors of a sinister conspiracy Adoulla s investigations lead him outside the city with his assistant Raseed bas Raseed a young member of an order of holy warriors There they are set upon and nearly overwhelmed by a band of powerful ghuls They only survive the encounter due to the aid of a young woman able to take the form of a lioness Zamia Badawai whose entire tribe was slaughtered by the ghuls Adoulla takes Zamia under his wing and together the three of them must unravel the mystery surrounding the Throne of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms before it s too lateEngaging CharactersAs previously stated the main character Doctor Adoulla Makhslood initially reminded me of Iroh from the 2005 2008 television series Avatar The Last Airbender As the story progressed I had to revise my thoughts on the character to Iroh if Avatar The Last Airbender had been a adult show One of the interesting and uniue things about Adoulla as a main character is that he is over sixty years old and isn t part of a culture where such longevity is common He is a very very human character subject to the aches and pains of extensive experience and the wear and tear of the yearsAdoulla s assistant Raseed is a sixteen year old boy who is part of an order of holy warriors He is prideful and many of Adoulla s uirks go against his training of absolute purity Prone seeing only surface value Raseed is uick to judge and does not discriminate between friend and foe in his uest to bring justice with intentions mattering very little in his logic Things become very entertaining once Zamia joins the group since is an inherent attraction between them as young people are prone to haveZamia Badawai the young woman able to take the form of a lioness is not the exiled beautiful princess popularized by adapted fairy tales and children s movies In fact her plain features are emphasized by the author as well as used as a source of conflict within her character Also the tension between Zamia and Raseed is highly entertaining to read as it takes on a variety of formsThe prose flows ever on and onWhile the premise and characters were definitely strong points of Throne of the Crescent Moon the true strength of the novel lies in Ahmed s ability to craft a story The atmosphere of the novel lends and adapts itself to every scene evolving as the story develops Ahmed s writing also finds that balance between giving the reader too much information and leaving too much to the reader s imagination something that I distinctly enjoy Combine these elements with his character work and Ahmed s debut novel becomes a masterful work of worldbuilding and storytellingMy one ualm with his writing comes not from any fault on the author s end but rather from my own personal biases I am a comma junkie and many of Ahmed s sentences give me pause However in every case the sentences were grammatically correct either with or without commas Once I got used to Ahmed s style of writing it became a moot point especially once the story really started picking up steam Just a word of warning to any fellow comma junkies out thereA mesmerizing worldIn Throne of the Crescent Moon Ahmed crafts a detailed world with a sense of history The lands of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms are part of a deeply immersive world with believable history characters and places The map provided in the novel complements the novel in many ways both stylistically and informationally Taken together Throne of Crescent Moon creates a fantastic world that I look forward to visiting again and againWhy should you read this bookAs debut novels go this might well be the strongest I have read to date Saladin Ahmed has created a fantastic debut novel with a gorgeous world and fantastic characters But the main reason you should read this novel is Ahmed s sheer capacity for storytelling Available on February 7 Throne of the Crescent Moon is a novel any fantasy enthusiast should not miss

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Ary of hunting monsters and saving lives and is than ready to retire from his dangerous and demanding vocation But when an old flame’s family is murdered Adoulla is drawn back to the hunter’s pathRaseed bas Raseed Adoulla’s young assistant is a hidebound holy warrior whose prowess is matched only by his piety But even as Raseed’s sword is tested by ghuls and manjackals his soul is tested when he and Adoulla cross paths with the tribeswoman ZamiaZamia Badawi Protector of the Band has been gifted with the near mythical power of the lion shape but s Throne of the Crescent Moon is an adult fantasy set in an alternate Middle East during the golden age of the Caliphate It richly evokes the world of Ali Baba Sinbad and Scheherazade I love the way Saladin Ahmed creates his story lovingly portraying his characters and his settings bringing them all to vivid life This is another very fast read because the story moves along at a good clip The main characters are a ghul hunter one who searches out and destroys magically summoned demons a holy warrior dervish who has almost supernatural skill with his sword and a young nomad girl who has the coolest shape shifting power you ve ever seen Even this powerful group will have trouble against the evil force that is rising to take the Khalif s throne however Since this is an adult fantasy there is some adult content and some extremely creepy and dark villainy but nothing that would bother most readers of YA fantasies If you re ready for a fresh and different sort of fantasy check it out


10 thoughts on “Throne of the Crescent Moon

  1. says:

    Well jeez I wrote the th

  2. says:

    I love picking up a fantasy novel and reading something I haven't been exposed to before With this book that pleasure came from the fact that the world had some distinctly Arabian worldbuilding and cosmology It's than merel

  3. says:

    After promising Saladin that I’ll be reviewing the book within a week of its coming out I stand abashed that it took me this long

  4. says:

    Throne of the Crescent Moon is an adult fantasy set in an alternate Middle East during the golden age of the Caliphate It richly evokes the world of Ali Baba Sinbad and Scheherazade I love the way Saladin Ahmed creates his story lovingly portraying his characters and his settings bringing them all to vivid life This is another very fast read because the story moves along at a good clip The main characters are a ghul hunter one w

  5. says:

    This debut novel inspired by “One Thousand and One Nights” is a fantasy setting which is refreshingly in a non Anglo French environment The

  6. says:

    I cannot fathom how respected reviewers that I follow could give this anything than two stars let alone herald it as the years best debut release Are you all on crack Is the author paying you all off Only once in m

  7. says:

    I found numerous things to like in this debut fantasy epic and few to complain about making it one of my top debuts of 2012 even if I only got to it in 2013 On the plus side the setting rich and original vibrant and convincing The source material is easily identified from the Arabian Nights and numerous other m

  8. says:

    The Arabian Nights starring Iroh of Avatar The Last Airbender and you’ll have a sense of what Saladin Ahmed’s debut novel is like Throne of the Crescent Moon is one of the strongest debut novels I’ve read and will l

  9. says:

    I wanted to read this book from the second I heard about it because several bloggers I respected kept raving about how wonderful it was It seemed like it would be a nice change a medieval fantasy in which the pse

  10. says:

    3½ starsA sword sorcery fantasy set against an Arabian Nights backdrop The story follows the paths of three unlikely characters Adoulla Makhslood an aging disgruntled mage and the last ghul hunter left in the city who's still hunting ghuls; Raseed bas Raseed the mage's young pious protege who unfortunately has no magic of his own

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