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"Ahmed’s debut masterfully paints a world both bright and terrible."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"An arresting, sumptuous and thoroughly satisfying debut."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Absolutely deserving of its Hugo nomination. I love the world of the novel and the central character, an older, out of shape, grumpy Muslim-analogue man is a refreshing change from... Read morePublished 5 days ago by JW
I bought this book because I’ve never read Middle Eastern-based fantasy. I was not, in any way, disappointed. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Courtnee Howell
Not quiet as good as I had expected, given that it had been a finalist for the Hugo, but still very good.Published 13 days ago by Edwin E. Moise
Most of my childhood and high school exposure to Arabic and Middle-Eastern legends came from the various Sinbad movies with stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Anthony R. Cardno
This is sword and sorcery with a difference! I'm not a big reader in this genre, but was instantly attracted to our aging, world weary and very compelling hero, Doctor Adoulla. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Morva Bowman
With an amazing pace in a rich setting, Throne of the Crescent Moon is a compelling read from start to finish. Read morePublished 1 month ago by YA Critic Todd
This was a fun read. Ahmed both tells a good story and has created a beautifully detailed world.Published 1 month ago by Michael W Busch
Really loved it. Not your standard kings and princesses setting. Adorable, fierce, compelling characters in a variety of colors, sexes, and creeds. Adventure! Romance! Magic! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew R Parker