The Fifth Season
Book 1, The Broken Earth
N. K. Jemisin
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"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015)
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2016
This is the way the world ends...for the last time.
A season of endings has begun.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods
The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun
The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate
From Publishers Weekly
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You won't be disappointed.
All I can say is, I can't wait until the next book is released. NK Jemisin has created an incredible delight. Fantasy isn't supposed to be this good, this literate. This girl can weave a story line like no other. It's a must read.
You have no idea
This woman is the best thing to happen to fantasy. I can't even fully express, without sounding douchey, how effing magnificent her works are. This is the woman to watch for fantasy literature for years to come.
Incredible story! Unexpected!
Jemisin has upped her game with this book. It takes the fantasy genre into new territory. This is NOT a tale for the faint of heart, not because of sex or violence (although there is some of both) but for the gut and heart wrenching story telling. The characters, the world building, the story - all are so unexpected and unique. I can't wait for the next book.
This volume alone is a tremendous achievement, if she can keep up this level and stick the landing in the next two books, this series could become, imo, one of those critical sf/fantasy classics that will be considered required reading even decades from now.