Throne of the Crescent Moon is the best fantasy swashbuckler of the year so far

Medieval fantasy stories about wizards and monsters are usually set in the epic countryside. But one of the many welcome tweaks to the genre in Saladin Ahmed's debut novel Throne of the Crescent Moon is that its magical showdowns take place in a medieval city. And not just some backwater city, either — Dhamsawaat is… »3/09/12 7:00pm3/09/12 7:00pm

A veteran monster-hunter faces one last challenge, in an excerpt from Saladin Ahmed's fantasy debut

Saladin Ahmed has been a finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, and now at last his debut fantasy novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, is here. Check out the prologue and first chapter of the book, in which the last great Ghul-hunter faces the fact that he might just be getting too old for this life. »2/17/12 7:40pm2/17/12 7:40pm