Since she exploded onto the SF/F scene with her lauded 2010 debut The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin has wasted no time, cranking out two sequels, an unrelated duology, and one of the best books of 2015 (The Fifth Season), not to mention numerous short stories and novellas. If you’ve yet to encounter her work, you have a lot of wonderful reading in store—and the best part is, as a latecomer, you won’t have to wait around for that inevitable next book.
Jemisin’s first series, The Inheritance Trilogy, is already available in an omnibus edition. Today, her publisher, Orbit, has given us the opportunity to show off the gorgeous cover of the two-in-one edition of The Dreamblood Duology, including the novels The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun. You can find the complete cover, designed by Wendy Chan and with photography from Arcangel Images, after the publisher’s blurb.
Assassin priests, mad kings, and the goddess of death collide in this omnibus edition of N.K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon (nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards) and The Shadowed Sun.
In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers—the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream–goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe…and kill those judged corrupt.
But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru—the most famous of the city’s Gatherers—must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess’s name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh’s alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill – or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.
The Dreamblood Duology will be released in December 2016