The Broken Kingdoms
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings,... show more
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it. . .
Publish date: 2010-11-03
Edition language: English
Series: The Inheritance Trilogy (#2)
Oree Shoth is blind to the mundane world but can see the magical, she's an artist and around her godlings play with humanity. Then she finds the body of a godling, dead. Only they're immortal and she's now caught up in a battle for lives and power.This just blew me away, I was enwraped in it, enth...
Series: Inheritance #2 I was tempted to give this book one star just because it kept going downhill, but I think I'll be generous. There was nothing really wrong with it; I just didn't care and only kept going to see how mildly it would end. It felt like nothing was happening even though stuff was...
Set ten years after the events of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, we get to see the aftermath of what happened in that book - primarily, the freeing of the gods and godlings from the rule of the Arameri. Itempas, who had been the sole god worshipped under that regime, has been cursed to be mortal and...
I liked this one possibly even more than the last one, although I took longer to read it. :)Loved how sympathetic Oree managed to make Shiny. Loved that the theme of this book was basically "family is hard".
See the complete review posted on Book Frivolity. Check out other Fantasy and Historical Fiction ruminations there as well! I actually read this the first time a few years ago, but I felt the need to revisit Jemisin’s works. She always inspires me when I'm in a creative writing slump, due to her imm...