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The Obelisk Gate
by N. K. Jemisin


Overview - "Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season
Continuing the trilogy that began with the award-winning The Fifth Season
  • Winner of the Hugo Award
  • Shortlisted for the Nebula, Audie, and Locus Awards
  • The inaugural Wired.com book club book
  • New York Times Notable Book of 2015

This is the way the world ends, for the last time.
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Overview
"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season
Continuing the trilogy that began with the award-winning The Fifth Season
  • Winner of the Hugo Award
  • Shortlisted for the Nebula, Audie, and Locus Awards
  • The inaugural Wired.com book club book
  • New York Times Notable Book of 2015

This is the way the world ends, for the last time.
The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.
Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever.
Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.


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 Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780316229265
  • ISBN-10: 0316229261
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 448

Series: Broken Earth #1

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Epic
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary
Books > Fiction > Dystopian

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this compelling, challenging, and utterly gripping work that combines elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, Jemisin draws readers deeper into the extraordinary setting and characters she introduced in The Fifth Season. In the world called the Stillness—which the first book hints may actually be our world, thousands of years in the future—orogenes are hated and feared for their ability to control the geological forces that shape the land. Powerful orogene Essun desperately searches for her eight-year-old daughter, Nassun, who was stolen away by her father. He hopes to find someone to “fix” the girl and excise her burgeoning orogene talent. But Essun’s search is interrupted by her old mentor, Alabaster. Alabaster is dying, and he hopes to use Essun’s powers to end the current “season,” a disastrous change in global climate that could destroy all life, by recapturing the planet’s long-lost moon, whose absence is the cause of the ironically named Stillness’s geological instability. While Essun and Alabaster struggle to save the world, an ancient entity with very different goals begins gathering its own crew of young orogenes—and it has Nassun, who in this volume becomes a character as troubled, complex, and fascinating as her mother. The Stillness and those who dwell there are vividly drawn, and the threats they face are both timely and tangible. Once again Jemisin immerses readers in a complex and intricate world of warring powers, tangled morals, and twisting motivations. (Aug.)

 
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