The Obelisk Gate

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Orbit, Aug 16, 2016 - Fiction - 448 pages
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In this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book, an avenger's daughter grows more powerful every day--and her choices may destroy the world. (NPR)
This is the way the world ends, for the last time.
The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.
Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever.

Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.


For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun
The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
 

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User Review  - chavala - www.librarything.com

This series is so good. It's hard (post-apocalyptic, people turning on each other, legacy of hatred and enslavement and revenge, lots of pain and loss) but all I want to do is read it. So creative, so ... Read full review

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The story here continues very much directly out of volume 1 of the trilogy. You'll want to have read volume 1 before this book. The story here is on a much smaller canvas than volume 1. The cast of ... Read full review

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N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre's history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She is currently a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie.

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