Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed


Throne of the Crescent Moon opens in the city of Dhamsawaat, the heart of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms, where Adoulla Makhslood is the last true ghul hunter, who is in his sixties and thinking longingly of retirement. Though he has no apprentice to take his place, Adoulla is assisted by a young dervish, Rassed bas Raseed, who is much more devout and restrained than Adoulla, who loves good food, cardamom tea, and all the luxuries of the city.

Adoulla's comfortable morning is soon interrupted by the arrival of a young boy whose family has been slain by ghuls. Chasing down the magical culprits brings Adoulla and Raseed into the path of Zamia Banu Laith Badawi, a desert tribeswoman who can take the shape of a lioness to protect her band. Together with some of Adoulla's friends, a mage and an alchemist, the fearsome trio will take on the corrupt Khalif, the dashing criminal who calls himself the Falcon Prince, and the most dangerous evil any of them have ever met.

Filled with fascinating characters, several romances, and set in an Arab-influenced fantasy world different from any you've seen before, Throne of the Crescent Moon offers an adventure you won't want to miss!

Submitted by Mary Lou @ Washington Park

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