Illustrations and Dustjacket By Julie Dillon
About the book:
Gatherer Ehiru of ancient Gujaareh is no murderer. He escorts faithful followers of the Dreaming Goddess from the waking world to the sweet, infinite rest of their afterlives. But a royal monster and corrupt priests force him to face an overwhelming, all-consuming horror: he and his loving acolyte Nijiri are being used in a secret bid to breach divine peace and grant a greedy politician vampire-like powers. Can Ehiru ally himself with Sunandi, ambassadress of the enemy Kisua, and defeat the foul plan of his land’s rotten, centuries-old order?
N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Best Novel Awards for all three books of her Broken Earth series, and she received a Locus Award and major award nominations for the novels of her earlier Inheritance Trilogy. But before earning even her earliest acclaim she wrote the Dreamblood Duology, beginning with this book, The Killing Moon, published less than a year after Inheritance’s last volume. Seeming to emerge so suddenly from her uncompromising imagination, this deep, vivid, fully-formed picture of the fantasy lands of Gujaareh, Kisua, and barbarian Banbarrah immersed expectant readers in a thrilling atmosphere of African-inspired magic.
For over a decade now, Jemisin has been an advocate for greater inclusivity in fiction and throughout the publishing industry, and has appeared as a leading genre critic for New York Times. This beautiful reprinting of Jemisin’s first completed novels reminds longtime admirers of how she began creating wonders and gives new readers the pleasure of realizing there’s much more to come.
Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies
Lettered: 52 signed copies, bradel bound, housed in a custom traycase