"[A] gripping series launch... as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure."―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose."―Library Journal
"In The Killing Moon, Jemisin displays her usual skill at portraying a world whose contours seem simple at first but which quickly break down into something much more complex and dissonant. The world is so fully fleshed out that I could breathe its spices, while the story and characters are so much a part of the world that you could not pull this story or these people out and plug them into a different setting. Jemisin proves yet again that she is one of the important new writers in the sff scene."―Kate Elliott, author of Cold Fire, on The Killing Moon.
"An engaging and fast-paced read with some truly excellent and complicated worldbuilding, The Killing Moon is the first of two planned books. Ehiru and Nijiri are complicated and interesting characters, and the way Jemisin slowly reveals the workings of their religion and what it means to be corrupt make for an absolutely fascinating read."―RT Book Reviews
"Ah N.K. Jemisin, you can do no wrong.... The blend of cultures and lore she draws on to make this very unique world is just stunning, and the fact that she inhabits it with such 3-dimensional characters is even more impressive.... If you want to get away from traditional fantasy world-building, but keep the compelling characters and deep lore, definitely pick this up!!"―Felicia Day
N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been multiply nominated for the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, and the Nebula, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree, and have won the Locus Award. Her website is nkjemisin.com.
Excellent, exciting fantasy fiction, refreshingly different from the pseudo-European settings of much fantasy. Loved it, can't wait to read the other books in the series.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wow... I am blown away! I didn't think the same author could come up with anything equaling her boldly creative debut (Inheritance Triology)... I was wrong! Read morePublished 1 month ago by OKJay
Very well written novel. New concept. The ending seemed pretty abrupt however which is why I give it four stars.Published 1 month ago by Stacey
Loved every character. The world building is awesome. Jemisin brings together the elements of fiction in a masterful way. What an amazing story and the perfect ending.Published 1 month ago by Lynn Emery
Jemisin did such a great job of creating a very well described, mystical world filled with political intrigue, spirituality and horror. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. Jerome
Love the setting, characters and perspective. Hard to find an original story in fantasy these days. Jemisin delivers.Published 4 months ago by JoshMahan
I loved the book, but I found it hard to follow for the first chapters because of the unusual names. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was my first time reading from this particular genre and I enjoyed it very much,however, there was one mistake. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really loved the first two books in The Five Kingdoms trilogy, but was sorely disappointed with th third installment. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer