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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

4++ stars. The greatest strength of this book is the depth of it

4++ stars. The greatest strength of this book is the depth of its characters. Saladin Ahmed created characters with crystal clear points of view. Each characters' history, motivation and words have a ring of consistency and logic. This 274-page hardcover is shorter than...
4++ stars. The greatest strength of this book is the depth of its characters. Saladin Ahmed created characters with crystal clear points of view. Each characters' history, motivation and words have a ring of consistency and logic. This 274-page hardcover is shorter than many of its kind but the tale is nonetheless complete and no less satisfying. The writing is fluid and the pace deliberate. Saladin Ahmed makes revelations purposefully and leaves the reader always one step behind the mystery and eagerly reading on. Within its pages, it contains humor, philosophy, faith, politics, love and more. Obviously, I very much enjoyed this book and look forward to the next installment.

posted by Mia_C on March 12, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Debut Novel of a Promising New Fantasy Series...

Saladin Ahmed's first book, Throne of the Crescent Moon, was quite a fun romp in a Middle Eastern Fantasy locale. I enjoyed it quite a bit and found myself enjoying the unique location and cultural trappings it provided. This book was a good start for a promising series...
Saladin Ahmed's first book, Throne of the Crescent Moon, was quite a fun romp in a Middle Eastern Fantasy locale. I enjoyed it quite a bit and found myself enjoying the unique location and cultural trappings it provided. This book was a good start for a promising series with book two schedule for some time in 2013.

I did find the first third of the book to be a bit loose. Not sure this is the best word for it, but I felt dropped in the middle of a situation with characters I was finding hard to connect with. This was corrected by the time I reached the middle of the book where a small band of old, and some young, ragtag heroes licked their wounds, preparing for the finale. This section is where Ahmed does a nice jab of developing his characters and making you care about them. This dynamic helped provide some punch for a rousing endgame that turned what would have been a three star review into a four star review.

I think Ahmed is a promising young author and I'm looking forward to reading more of his books in the future.

posted by AeroHudson on March 8, 2012

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