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The Fifth Season

Book 1, The Broken Earth

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Description

"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)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 29, 2015 – Humans struggle to survive on a ruined world in this elegiac, complex, and intriguing story, the first in the Broken Earth series from acclaimed author Jemisin (the Inheritance Trilogy). The Stillness is a quiet and bitter land, sparsely populated by subsistence communities called comms. Essun lived quietly in a comm with her husband and children until her secret got out: she and her children are orogenes, those who have the ability to control Earth forces. They can quell or start earthquakes, open veins of magma, and generally cause or rein in geological chaos. Authorities keep a brutal hold on orogenes, controlling everything about their lives, including whom they breed with. Those who escape servitude and seek safety in the comms face expulsion and execution at the hands of the fearful. Soon after Essun's secret is revealed, her husband kills their son, and her daughter goes missing. Essun sets off to find the girl, undertaking a journey that will force her to face unfinished business from her own secret past. Jemisin's graceful prose and gritty setting provide the perfect backdrop for this fascinating tale of determined characters fighting to save a doomed world. Readers hungry for the next installment will also find ample satisfaction in rereading this one.

Customer Reviews

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.

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The Fifth Season
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Aug 04, 2015
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Broken Earth
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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