The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

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Orbit, Feb 25, 2010 - Fiction - 432 pages
In this brilliantly original debut fantasy, a young woman becomes entangled in a power struggle of mythic proportions.
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods
The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun
The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
 

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User Review  - AeshaMali - www.librarything.com

I don't read a lot of fantasy... I liked it well enough, and I think I will eventually read the rest of the series because I'm curious about what happens to Yeine, Nahadoth and Sieh. I found Jemisin's ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisCarey - www.librarything.com

I keep telling myself that N.K. Jemisin's work is exactly the sort of dark stuff I don't like. And I keep loving it. Yeine Darr is the ruler of a small kingdom in the north, a kingdom slowly dying ... Read full review

Contents

Grandfather
The Other
Darkness
Magician
Chaos
Alliances
Love
Cousin
Sarennanem
Relief
The Oubliette
Diamonds
The Arena
First Love
Such Rage
Selfishness

Memories
Family
Mother
Sanity
Ransom
The Walking Dead
Hatred
If I
A Chance
The Ball
The Ritual of the Succession
Twilight and Dawn
The Three
Copyright

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N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, and RT Reviewers' Choice awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.

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