The Shadowed Sun

The Shadowed Sun is the second book in the Dreamblood duology.  The story is set in the same world – based loosely on ancient Egypt – but focuses on a new set of characters, about ten years later.  The city of Gujaareh finds itself on the edge of war while citizens die from a mysterious dream illness.

I’ve been reading all of Jemisin’s books in chronological order and this is, in my opinion, her best book so far.  The characters are flawed but likeable and, as always, the settings are described with unexpected details that brings everything to life.

The pacing is well done; it gives the reader a chance to enjoy the threats and challenges, but also leaves plenty of time to get to know the characters’ inner struggles.  I enjoyed this tale and look forward to reading Jemisin’s next book, The Fifth Season.

It’s baffling how Jemisin can create such real worlds with just words on paper.

– Cowering King

The Shadowed Sun portrays a society that is at risk of dying from both political and magical adversaries.  Suspense from start to finish!

– Cowering King


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