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Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up — but Gujaareh has known peace for too long.

Someone must show them the way.

Hope lies with two outcasts: the first woman ever allowed to join the dream goddess' priesthood and an exiled prince who longs to reclaim his birthright. Together, they must resist the Kisuati occupation and uncover the source of the killing dreams... before Gujaareh is lost forever.

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"Gujaareh, the city-state of dreams, is an occupied nation under the heavy hand of the Kisuati. Wanahomen, son of the insane ruler deposed by the foreigners and slain by the priest-assassins of the Hetawa (as described in The Killing Moon), could free his city from its oppressors, but he will need the support of patriots, ambitious aristocrats, Banbarra nomads, and the Hetawa themselves. The priests know Gujaareh needs a leader, but wonder whether Wanahomen carries his father's madness; they send Hanani, the first woman admitted to the ranks of the dream-healers, to both aid Wanahomen and spy on him. As factions negotiate and scheme, a deadly nightmare virus spreads through Gujaareh. Jemisin eschews simplistic adventure tropes for a nuanced approach. Some Kisuati are admirable, some of Wanahomen's allies are despicable, and the drive to free Gujaareh requires finding common ground for disparate agendas. The characters often fall flat, as does the romance between Hanani and Wanahomen, and rape and abuse are discomfitingly prominent themes, but the political intrigue and unusual setting are compelling and satisfying. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

N.K. Jemisin is a career counselor, political blogger, and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She's been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day. Find out more about the author at nkjemisin.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316187299
Author:
Jemisin, N K
Publisher:
Orbit
Author:
Jemisin, N. K.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Plagues; Violence; Oppression; Nightmares; Death; Good vs. evil; African Americans
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Series:
Dreamblood
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.04 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gujaareh, the city-state of dreams, is an occupied nation under the heavy hand of the Kisuati. Wanahomen, son of the insane ruler deposed by the foreigners and slain by the priest-assassins of the Hetawa (as described in The Killing Moon), could free his city from its oppressors, but he will need the support of patriots, ambitious aristocrats, Banbarra nomads, and the Hetawa themselves. The priests know Gujaareh needs a leader, but wonder whether Wanahomen carries his father's madness; they send Hanani, the first woman admitted to the ranks of the dream-healers, to both aid Wanahomen and spy on him. As factions negotiate and scheme, a deadly nightmare virus spreads through Gujaareh. Jemisin eschews simplistic adventure tropes for a nuanced approach. Some Kisuati are admirable, some of Wanahomen's allies are despicable, and the drive to free Gujaareh requires finding common ground for disparate agendas. The characters often fall flat, as does the romance between Hanani and Wanahomen, and rape and abuse are discomfitingly prominent themes, but the political intrigue and unusual setting are compelling and satisfying. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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