[Review] Throne of the Crescent Moon

I picked up the audiobook version of this book, which had been on my list of books i would like to read for awhile.Throne of the Crescent Moon

The audio book had a really good reader, who put different voices in place for each of the main characters  which really helps when listening to a book.

The book itself, is very good.

While the plot at first seems very ordinary, the beauty of the city and the characters kept me interested, until the deeper and much more interesting plot was revealed.

This book has picked up a lot of interest because it is not a Western fantasy, based on a pseudo-europe which is so common in western fantasy. However, the book did not just have “Muslim” characters  instead it went deeper into a culture that i admit i know very little about, and produced a book of excellent characters.

The basic story is about the last Ghoul Hunter in the great city of Dhamsawwaat, the capital city of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms. Dr Adoulla Makhslood is the last true member of his order, who fight the ghouls of the traitorous angel, and is feeling his more than 60 years. He has friends in his fight, who each bring there own little elements to the story.

There are several moments in this story that shocked or surprised me, of which i will say nothing, as to do so would ruin the surprise.

It is hard to believe that this is a debut novel, as it reads so well, and i think that Saladin Ahmed is a name to keep an eye out for.

I highly recommend this book, which is both Hugo and Nebula nominated.

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