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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, 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.
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B017KZPBKG
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Minutes: 927
Edition language: English
Series: The Broken Earth (#1)
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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 genreā€™s conventions and influences. Which is to say, that they are both complex and sophisticated, while remaining very much a part of...
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist rated it
0.0 Unconventional, brilliant, and heartbreaking
I loved the first line in here, "Let's start with the end of the world..." How many books do that? As first sentences go, it's definitely among my favorites. Unlike her other books, this really does not stand alone. That doesn't bother me, generally, but many people don't like that. The book does ...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
5.0 Review: The Fifth Season
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This is so good. I am both glad I already have the sequel and trying to not read it because the third one isn't out. This book starts with the ...
Oliviate
Oliviate rated it
5.0 Lives up to all the hype.
Suffice to say this book was brutal and beautiful and has one of the best finishes I've ever seen in fiction. The last word is a total mic drop.
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
4.0 The Fifth Season
The Fifth Season is the first book in a trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, it's so very good and so very hard to push through. The book starts with an incident that essentially sets the tone for the whole novel. I am definitely waiting, with impatience, for the next one though. The book follows three differen...
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