Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Throne of The Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Throne of The Crescent Moon The first book in the Crescent Moon series by Saladin Ahmed, Throne of The Crescent Moon is a promising beginning to the series. The middle eastern theme is authentic without being stereotypical. There is a bit more character development than plot development and action but that is understandable given that there is a trilogy that has to be fleshed out.

While the book is well written its kind of surprising that the book is a finalist for the Nebula and Campbell awards. The authenticity of the middle eastern fantasy is undeniable, but there is nothing significantly unique or groundbreaking about its treatment. That's not to say that it isn't a fun read, just don't expect anything shocking or innovative.