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Saladin Ahmed

Autor(a) de Throne of the Crescent Moon

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Obras por Saladin Ahmed

Throne of the Crescent Moon (2012) 1,359 exemplares
Canto Bight (2017) — Contribuidor — 252 exemplares
Engraved on the Eye (2012) 197 exemplares
Abbott (2018) 171 exemplares
Black Bolt Vol. 1: Hard Time (2017) 101 exemplares
Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed Vol. 1: Destined (2019) — Autor — 95 exemplares
Black Bolt Vol. 2: Home Free (2018) 40 exemplares
Abbott: 1973 (2021) 37 exemplares
The Thousand and One (2017) 31 exemplares
Miles Morales Vol. 4: Ultimatum (2021) 27 exemplares
Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Spider-Man/Venom) #1 (2019) — Autor — 21 exemplares
Dragon 18 exemplares
Abbott #1 (2018) 15 exemplares
Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019-) #1 (2019) 13 exemplares
Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales (2020) 12 exemplares
Black Bolt #1 (2017) 11 exemplares
Black Bolt #3 (2017) 10 exemplares
Black Bolt (2020) 10 exemplares
Abbott #2 (2018) 9 exemplares
Black Bolt #4 (2017) 8 exemplares
Black Bolt #5 (2017) 8 exemplares
Black Bolt #6 (2017) 8 exemplares
Abbott #3 (2018) 8 exemplares
Black Bolt #12 (2018) 7 exemplares
Black Bolt #2 (2017) 7 exemplares
Black Bolt #11 (2018) 7 exemplares
Abbott #5 (2018) 7 exemplares
Abbott #4 (2018) 7 exemplares
Where Virtue Lives 6 exemplares
Black Bolt #9 (2018) 6 exemplares
Black Bolt #10 (2018) 5 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #5 (2018) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Black Bolt #7 (2017) 5 exemplares
Black Bolt #8 (2017) 5 exemplares
Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown (2020) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #4 (2018) 5 exemplares
Marvel Universe: Time and Again (2019) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Creature and Servant 4 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #2 (2018) 4 exemplares
Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019-) #12 (2020) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #9 (2018) 4 exemplares
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13 (2020) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #10 (2018) 4 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #6 (2018) 4 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #8 (2018) 4 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #3 (2018) 3 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #1 (2018) 3 exemplares
Exiles (2018-) #7 (2018) 3 exemplares
Abbott: 1973 #2 (2021) 2 exemplares
Daredevil #1 2 exemplares
Abbott: 1973 #3 (2021) 2 exemplares
Creepshow Vol. 2 #5 2 exemplares
Sin And Wages 2 exemplares
Starsigns #1 1 exemplar
Abbott: 1979 (2024) 1 exemplar
Raio Negro - 1 1 exemplar
Abbott: 1973 #1 (2021) 1 exemplar
Abbott: 1973 #4 (2021) 1 exemplar
Abbott: 1973 #5 (2021) 1 exemplar
Exiles (2018-) #12 (2019) 1 exemplar
Exiles (2018-) #11 (2018) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Rags & Bones (2013) — Contribuidor — 382 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Ms. Marvel Vol. 10: Time and Again (2019) — Writer — 150 exemplares
Fearsome Journeys (2013) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Low Chicago (2018) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2009) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (2018) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow (2016) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream (2000) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Marvel's Voices: Identity (2022) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Apex Magazine 18 (November 2010) (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Two (2011) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Fantasy Magazine, Issue 53 (August 2011) (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Apex Magazine 27 (August 2011) (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #43 — Autor — 3 exemplares

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Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed em World Reading Circle (Agosto 2013)

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Sword and Sorcery with Arabian Nights flare, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON was a book I would gobbled up and read endlessly as a teen. Instead of the usual medieval society setting we have a the lush and evocative world of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms. Ruled over by the Khalif, but haunted by the master thief the Falcon Prince, the Kingdoms find themselves caught in the middle of the struggle even as the citizens are murdered by a terrifying supernatural force.

What drew me in the most by the book is that the language is so very different from many of the fantasies I read today. Even while tossing insults, trading barbs and outright insulting one and other the characters were formal in their speech and that intrigued me. Adoulla, our main character and an unlikely hero at the advanced age of 60, places great stock in the niceties, even while facing his foes.

Ahmed has a nice contrast between Adoulla's righteous, stubborn and sometimes reckless assistant Raseed, the vengeful, powerful and often violent Zamia and Adoulla's own arrogance and lassitude in regards to the future. This isn't to say Adoulla isn't keen to solve the murders, or find the Falcon Prince, but he's so confident he will that there leaves little room for doubt. He says it will be, so it will be.

For many this won't be their cup of tea--whether its Ahmed's choice of a hero or the more thoughtful, less action oriented tone of the book, this won't please everyone. For those who are looking for a fantasy with a different sense of magic, who's hero is confident in himself, and not some young pup fresh-faced and unseasoned...this will work wonderfully and make them eager for the next volume.
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lexilewords | 94 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
This was so good. Bleak yet hopeful and a touching story about family, Miles Morales Vol.2 sees Miles' father and uncle and mother work together to rescue him when a teleporter kidnaps him for experiments.
 
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ryantlaferney87 | Dec 8, 2023 |
Throne of the Crescent Moon is a fantasy novel written by American writer Saladin Ahmed. It is the first book in The Crescent Moon Kingdoms series. The book was published by DAW Books in February 2012.The book was nominated for the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2013 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer and the 2012 Nebula Award for Best Novel. It won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

Ahmed’s debut turns fantasy conventions upside down with its Middle Eastern sourced setting - which is rich in details. The story is set in the city of Dhamsawaat, which comes across as a mix between historic Baghdad and an Arabian fairy tale. And the story is somewhat of a mashup of genres: swashbuckling fantasy, horror, and mystery, and a bit of romance.

Doctor Adoulla Makhslood is a professional destroyer of ghuls, clawed creatures whose hissing sounds like “a thousand serpents rasping with a man’s hatred.” He’s almost ready to retire, and drink tons of tea, when an unheard-of number of the monsters all but wipe out an entire clan of the Badawi people. Hunting the sorcerer who raised the ghuls, Adoulla and his religiously uptight swordsman apprentice, Raseed, are aided by the lone Badawi survivor, a girl named Zamia who can transform into a lion. They soon discover that the mysterious figure plans to cast an ancient sacrificial spell powerful enough to wreck the world.
It doesn’t help the fact that Dhamsawaat is in a state of unrest. Could these ghastly supernatural murders be part of a plot aimed at the Throne of the Crescent Moon itself?

Ahmed spins a seriously engaging adventure tale about an old sorcerer who pledges to defeat evil one last time before marrying the prostitute he's loved for decades. The vivid world of the Crescent Moon Kingdoms is rich with allusions to Middle Eastern folklore and culture, and that alone makes it worthy of attention. I really loved that Adoulla’s magic is faith-based, and the contrast between his faith and Raseed’s. The city, the tribes, the history … everything feels real. Ahmed isn’t just slapping in two-dimensional set pieces....this is a richly detailed world.The Arab-influenced setting is full of vibrant description, characters, and religious expressions that will delight readers weary of pseudo-Medieval European epics in the tradition of Tolkien, Robert Jordan, or George R.R. Martin.

If I had to have a complaint, I would say that the rich detail and fluid prose is so easy to get lost in that one is capable of not caring as much for the characters as I did the Middle Eastern setting, folklore, and turns of phrase. (Don't get me wrong: the characters are far from dull but I'm not quite sure if I've quite connected with them either). But still, that being said, this is fun first novel, in an intriguing setting with an equally intriguing premise: the last hurrah of an elderly demon hunter.

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ryantlaferney87 | 94 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
Totally solid fantasy with good characterization. I'm looking forward to the next one much more than these three stars let on.
 
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mmparker | 94 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |

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Obras
171
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Membros
3,301
Popularidade
#7,751
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
187
ISBN
135
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
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