Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (93): Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
Publisher: DAW Hardcover (Penguin)
Publish Date: February 7, 2012

Publisher's Description
From Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, comes one of the year's most anticipated fantasy debuts, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, a fantasy adventure with all the magic of The Arabian Nights.

The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, land of djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, Khalifs and killers, is 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 killings:

Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, "The last real ghul hunter in the great city of Dhamsawaat," just wants a quiet cup of tea. Three score and more years old, he has grown weary of hunting monsters and saving lives, and is more 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 path.

Raseed bas Raseed, Adoulla's young assistant, a hidebound holy warrior whose prowess is matched only by his piety, is eager to deliver God's justice. 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 Zamia.

Zamia Badawi, Protector of the Band, has been gifted with the near-mythical power of the Lion-Shape, but shunned 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 Raseed.

When 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 ruin.

* This sounds like a great adventure novel like I've never read before!- Jessica

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  1. I have not heard of this one but it sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  2. This sounds like a ton of fun - definitely goes on the TBR list.

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  3. Haven't heard of this one. Hope you enjoy it once it releases!

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  4. Definitely sounds like a good book and I wouldn't normally be drawn to something like this. Great choice!

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  5. Hmm I've never heard of this one but it sounds really interesting! I love adventures :) Great pick!

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  6. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. This is the first I've heard of this.

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  7. Great pick! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I do love fantasy adventure but definitely don't read enough of them. This one sounds like a real crazy and deep adventure. Nice!
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  9. I don't read a lot of fantasy. This one sounds very elaborate and interesting. Hope you enjoy it.
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by The Bookish Babes!

  10. This is a new one to me! Fantasy for me can be win or lose but when they're great I'm REALLY glad I read it!

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  11. Sounds exciting and so much going on with that cover!

  12. This sounds like a great adventure!! Can't wait for it to release!!


  13. I haven't seen this one before, sounds great with the fantasy - I'll have to see :) Nice pick!

  14. What a great cover! Looks like an exciting book!

  15. This sounds amazing! I love fantasy. Thank you so much for putting this on my radar. :D


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