We are almost halfway through February, and that means it's time for another installment of Wednesday Words, where I share with you what I am reading.
So, I was planning to read N.K. Jemisin's Far Sector this week, but when I opened my Kindle, I realized I had bought the second comic and not the first, so I will get that Friday. My error gives me a chance to catch up on two books of hers I haven't read yet: The Killing Moon, and The Shadowed Sun in The Dreamblood Duology.
I think I read a page or two of The Killing Moon; I have a sample on my Kindle. Also, I absolutely love Norah's writing, so I'm ashamed to not have read this one yet! Because I have a collection of the two books, instead of sharing lines, I will provide the premise for both and hope the second doesn't spoil the first for me. Eesh.
THE CITY BURNED BENEATH THE DREAMING MOON
In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and among 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, the Gatherer Ehiru must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering innocent dreamers in the goddess's name, and Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic
(THE SHADOWED SUN)
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. A mysterious and deadly plague now haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Someone must show them the way.
Ooh, these sound like they'll be dark! I'm here for it.
What are you reading this week? If you haven't already, in honor of Black History Month, please pick up a book by a black author, past or present. I have one out, if you're interested. *wink*