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Throne of the Crescent Moon

By Saladin Ahmed

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Ahmed, Saladin
Title: Throne of the crescent moon / Saladin Ahmed.
Publisher Date: New York : Daw Books, c2012.
Subject: Fantasy fiction Adventure stories
Isbn: 9780756407117 (hc.) 0756407117 (hc.)
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Call Number: F Ahmed
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Format: Book
Author: Ahmed, Saladin
Title: Throne of the crescent moon / Saladin Ahmed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Daw Books, c2012.
Description: 274 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Crescent moon kingdoms
Series: Ahmed, Saladin. Crescent Moon Kingdoms
Subjects: Fantasy fiction
Subjects: Adventure stories
ISBN: 9780756407117 (hc.)
ISBN: 0756407117 (hc.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Ahmed