The Fifth Season

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Orbit, Aug 4, 2015 - Fiction - 512 pages
At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)
This is the way the world ends...for the last time.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

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 EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
 

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User Review  - TinoDidriksen - LibraryThing

A major problem is that a third of the book is written in second-person. That initially made me discard the book for a few months - I simply couldn't get through the first second-person chapter, which ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Interesting book with a dense plot. My only criticism is the rather muddled naming protocol which makes identifying which of the two main plot lines one is in at any particular time. Otherwise, recommended. Read full review

Contents

you are here
you at the
Damaya in winters past
youre on your
Syenite cut and polished
youre not alone
Damaya grinding to a halt
you plus one is
Syenite on the highroad
Interlude
Syenite among the enemy
you walk beside the beast
Damaya at the fulcrum of it

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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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