The Shadowed Sun by N. K. Jemisin
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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.
 

About N. K. Jemisin

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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.
 
Published June 12, 2012 by Orbit. 522 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Nijiri, now chief Gatherer, sends Hanani, the first and so far only female Sharer, or healer, and her wise mentor, Mni-inh, to Wanahomen, and the main thrust of the story follows Hanani's evolution from subservient, insecure, asexual apprentice to the full awakening of her magical and sexual abil...

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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 Het

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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.

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“. . . absorbing and detailed, different from anything else out there . . .”

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“. . . absorbing and detailed, different from anything else out there . . .”

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We rewrite our codes of morality so that it’s acceptable to kill in self-defense or defense of others.

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Dragana Mitrovic 10 Apr 2013

After reading The Killing Moon (book #1 in Dreamblood series) who had a tough start for me, I was wary to continue this series and delayed reading The Shadowed Sun for almost a year. Honestly, I wo...

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