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The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season
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This is the way the world ends. Again.Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze -- the world-spanning empire whose... show more
This is the way the world ends. Again.Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze -- the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock for a thousand years -- collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman's vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She'll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00H25FCSQ
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 500
Edition language: English
Series: The Broken Earth (#1)
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
4.0 The Fifth Season
After a rather confusing start, NK Jemisin once again delivers the inventive speculative fiction that I love. [spoiler] I was confused about the timeline of the story and how the 3 viewpoint characters were connected. But about 1/2 way through the text confirmed that the story was showing 3 diff...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.5 The Fifth Season - Or, N.K. Jemisin proves why she's a grand master
I don't think I can fully review this book without spoiling it, and that is just something I do not want to do. I went into this book knowing nothing about it other than it won the Hugo, was nominated for numerous other awards (Nebula, Locus, Kitschies, Goodreads), and would probably be well written...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
1.5 The Fifth Season
I seriously begin to wonder what kind of problem I have with hyped books. Because this is another one of these books that almost everybody loves and I just didn´t feel the love for it at all. One problem may be that I´m not the biggest fantasy fan, but there are some fantasy books out there that I d...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 Complex and haunting adult SFF: Oyeyemi and Jemisin
Spoilers for The Fifth Season below! I wanted to take a look at two books which fall on the literary end of speculative fiction, but which are also very aware of the genre’s conventions and influences. Which is to say, that they are both complex and sophisticated, while remaining very much a part of...
Interrupting Soliloquy
Interrupting Soliloquy rated it
5.0 The Fifth Season
Do you ever read a book because it was nominated/won ALL THE AWARDS and you're like "yeah, but is it as good?" And then you read the book and immediately reward it all the personal awards you can think of? Here's a list of a couple of mine:- Amazing Characterization Award- Heartbreaking Prose Writin...
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