There's a truly epic plot, and incredibly well-rounded characters . . . It also has one of the best endings I've read for ages . . . [A] strong recommendation. (TheBookBag.co.uk)
Book two in an exquisite and gripping fantasy duology from the critically acclaimed author of THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS
From the Back Cover
A city veiled in shadow, plagued by nightmares
Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city once peaceful now knows only violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious 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's 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.
Following her Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy-nominated debut series, N. K. Jemisin returns with a captivating new duology.
Praise for N. K. Jemisin
'Sensitive, restrained high fantasy' GUARDIAN
'Lush and evocative' Naomi Novik
'Definitely recommended' WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY
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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.