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So Many Books, So Little Time

I read everything. Unless it's not good.
Throne of the Crescent Moon - Saladin Ahmed Nooo, how can this book be over? There's so much more that has to happen!

This is going to sound weird, but I loved all the references to God and religion. I always think it's interesting in fantasy when God has a hand in magic. I wish the author had given us a greater understanding of the different kinds of magic, because it's pretty obvious that Adoulla and Dawoud and Litaz all do different kinds, but I'm not sure what separates them. Maybe it will be explained in a later book?

I think my favorite part of the book was Raseed's growth and understanding of the world. When he started chanting to himself "Perfection is the palace in which God alone lives," I teared up because so many of us become caught up in becoming perfect. What a great reminder that no one is perfect! I thought it was cool to see him change right before my eyes and I can't wait to see what happens between him and Zamia.

My only complaint would be that everything finished a little too pat, however I see this is book #1 of a series so hopefully I will get some answers. I love seeing non-Tolkien-esque fantasy with people of color! It's not over yet for the last ghul hunter.