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Where Virtue Lives (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms 0.5)

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Originally appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, #15, this story is now also included in Saladin Ahmed's anthology of fantasy/science fiction short stories, Engraved on the Eye.
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Published April 23rd 2009 by Ridan Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mimi
Nov 23, 2012 Mimi rated it really liked it
Since each of the stories in Saladin Ahmed's "Engraved on the Eye" anthology is quite different, I've decided to review each one separately, as I read them.

"Where Virtue Lives" is the first story in the anthology, and appropriately so since it is a prequel to Ahmed's novel "Throne of the Crescent Moon" (Book #1). Once again we are immersed into the Arabian-Nights-esque world of the very human yet very powerful Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, “the last real ghul hunter in the great city of Dhamsawaat"
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Oct 29, 2013 Antonis rated it liked it
This is a free short prequel story set in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms setting where Ahmed's novel Throne of the Crescent Moon also takes place. It was interesting as Ahmed doesn't waste any pages or time to get the action going. The characters were introduced rather fast for my liking and there was not growth or attachment but I can attribute that to the story's short length. Also, I kind of got the feeling that they were a bit cheesy and maybe cliched though one can't really realize that from ...more
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Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit and raised in a working-class, Arab American enclave in Dearborn, MI.

His short stories have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and have appeared in Year's Best Fantasy and numerous other magazines, anthologies, and podcasts, as well as being translated into five foreign languages. He is represented by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary A
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The Crescent Moon Kingdoms (3 books)
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  • The Thousand and One (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, #2)
  • Untitled (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, #3)

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