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The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
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Jul 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: character-of-color, lgbt-character, fantasy
Read in July, 2012

Nijiri, Gatherer-Apprentice, faces the possibility that the Hetawa is corrupt. Oh my word, this woman can build a world/culture. The craftsmanship of this book is really something, to the point where I found myself setting it aside just to admire it. Two things. One, you had to do a lot of work at the beginning to figure out what was going on. Now I'm a bit lazier than the average reader, so this won't be a problem for everyone, but a chart or something would have been awesome. Two, the final conflict lacked some of the... sophistication of the build-up. Compared to the rest, it was just a little less complex than I had been expecting. Other than that, I absolutely love that Jemisin is writing some objectively fantastic fiction populated by characters of color and lgbt characters.

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