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Throne of the Crescent Moon
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June 1, 2012
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June 30, 2012

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Jun 15, 2012 Wealhtheow rated it it was ok
Doctor Adoulla Makhslood is the last ghul hunter in Dhamsawaat. Constantly battling mystical monsters for little material award, his only assistant is the pious dervish Raseed bas Raseed. Although Adoulla is magically powerful and Raseed is prodigiously quick and strong, they nearly die fighting an unusually large group of ghuls. Luckily, a lion shifter enters the fray and saves their lives. The lion-girl Zamia (a Badawi whose entire clan was killed by ghuls) and Raseed find themselves drawn to ...more
May 19, 2012 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2012
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed is an Arabian night fantasy that is the best book set in this type of land since the uncommon science fiction book When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger. Besides the fast paced plot and interesting magical system, we have the Doctor Adoulla Makhstood, a 60 + year old hero, with a great belly and great white beard, who is the last great ghul hunter in the Crescent Moon Kingdom. Ahmed takes a risk making the hero an old man, but in his capable hand ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Adrienne rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, bookskype
This was an enjoyable fantasy novel with a unique setting with a Middle Eastern flavor. The story is told from three primary viewpoints with a few more tossed in for good measure. I thought the aging demon hunter Adoulla -- the main character (or at least the one I considered to be the main character) -- was the best of the bunch. The other two main characters were less interesting, in that they were more standard: an orphaned female warrior and a young dervish who's got a lot of growing to do. ...more
Jun 03, 2012 Sandi rated it it was amazing
Debut fantasy with a different kind of setting (Mid-Eastern), an older main character whose body may not be up to the job of saving his city, and a page count of under 300 pages proving that tightly written and plotted fantasy can be just as entertaining as 700 page door-stoppers. I also loved the cover art.
Jun 12, 2013 Sergio rated it it was amazing
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Aug 23, 2012 Amber marked it as to-read
Doug Sturtevant
Jul 25, 2012 Doug Sturtevant rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2013 Tani rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, male-author, 2013
Mar 30, 2013 christine. marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2012 Sandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, audiobooks, 2012
Edward Butler
Jun 28, 2013 Edward Butler marked it as put-down
Nov 09, 2012 Nora marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Jul 09, 2013 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides marked it as to-read
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: Hugo Award for Best Novel nomination
Mar 13, 2012 Margot marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it
Jean Hontz
Aug 29, 2013 Jean Hontz marked it as to-read
The Flooze
Feb 17, 2012 The Flooze marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
Feb 17, 2012 Anoolka marked it as to-read-maybe
Shelves: fantasy, 2012
Feb 12, 2012 Michael marked it as to-read
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