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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dreamblood Series Release Date:
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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 Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The 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
The Obelisk Gate
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Quotes & Awards

  • “An engaging and fast-paced read with some truly excellent and complicated worldbuilding…Ehiru and Nijiri are complicated and intersting characters, and the way Jemisin slowly reveals the workings of their religion and what it means to be corrupt make for an absolutely fascinating read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Gripping…Immerses readers in an unfamiliar but enthralling world as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure…Jemisin has created a fully developed secondary world that is an organic whole.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Sarah Zimmerman calmly helps construct a world of political intrigue. As the intrigue unfolds, Zimmer gives the impression that she’s discovering the complex relationships between the characters along with her listeners. With a steady pace, she injects her curiosity and wonder into the worldbuilding passages.”


  • “Explores the meaning of religion and the nature of faith…Shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose. Jemisin’s fans and readers who enjoy China Miéville, Daniel Abraham, and Mike Resnick will embrace her attention to detail and the love of storytelling that infuses this novel.”

    Library Journal

  • “Jemisin’s patient worldbuilding and extraordinary attention to detail help frame and propel the complex plot, and she weaves subtle, emotionally complex relationships between the main characters…superior and fulfilling.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Fiction 2012
  • A 2013 World Fantasy Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2012 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2013 Locus Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise Going | 1/23/2014

    " Will read no 2 of this series. Enjoyed the concepts presented. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruby | 1/16/2014

    " Unique plot. Looking forward to the next installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karyn | 1/11/2014

    " I..was not expecting that ending. I was pleasantly surprised! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Darlene | 12/3/2013

    " N.K. Jemisin is cementing her status as the new star in great fantasy with interesting and startling world-building. Her non-eurocentric setting and characters are are welcome change from the white people with swords trope we've seen done over and over and over again, with nothing new or fresh being brought to the tale. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series. "

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