The Fifth Season
This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose... show more
This is the way the world ends. Again.
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter.
Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilisation's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance. And, worst of all, across the heartland of the world's sole continent, a great red rift has been been torn which spews ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries. But this is the Stillness, a land long familiar with struggle, and where orogenes - those who wield the power of the Earth as a weapon - are feared far more than the long, cold night.
Essun has remembered herself, and she will have her daughter back. She does not care if the world falls apart around her. Essun will break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.
The first novel in a new series by award-winning author N. K. Jemisin where a mother struggles to find her daughter in a postapocalpytic world.
Publish date: 2015-11-19
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Edition language: English
Series: The Broken Earth (#1)
This book was recommended to me on Twitter. I’d replied to a thread about SciFi and said I thought I didn’t like the genre until I read some SciFi by women, and cited Margaret Atwood, Ursula K LeGuin and Octavia Butler as writers whose work I’d really enjoyed. One person suggested I try this trilogy...
"The Fifth Season" is a remarkable book on the evil of slavery the ruthlessness of empires, the hunger for freedom and the persistence of hope. "The Fifth Season" deserves all the praise it has received. It uses non-linear but easy to follow storytelling to explore heartbreak...
It took about 50 pages for the author's voice to grow on me. Once the story got rolling and I understood the vocabulary more clearly it was a captivating read.We get a very nice range and scope of perspectives: a gay, disenchanted master orogene and the student assigned to make a baby with him; a se...
Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Robin Miles Time: 15:27 | Pages: 500 Um...wow! I'm still trying to wrap my head around this one. This novel was so beautifully complex without becoming convoluted. I'm still trying to make sense of the fact that the three women we follow in this story is all the...
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