Saladin Ahmed, Throne of the Crescent MoonRead about another entry on the list.
Ahmed’s epic swords & sorcery fantasy novel which follows a ghul hunter and his apprentice on a quest to save their city, was a finalist for pretty much every fantasy prize, but won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. In an interview with Alyssa Rosenberg, Ahmed referred to it as a “sadly radical gesture,” explaining that just as feminism is “the radical notion that women are people, a lot of my work is about the fact that Muslims and Arabs and people who look Arabic are heroes.”
Throne of the Crescent Moon is among Rachel Hartman's top five theological fantasies for ecstatic atheists.
The Page 69 Test: Throne of the Crescent Moon.
My Book, The Movie: Throne of The Crescent Moon.