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The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
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The Obelisk Gate

by N. K. Jemisin

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Series: The Broken Earth (2)

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A continuation of The Fifth Season, one of my favorite books so far of 2018, I found The Obelisk Gate just as entertaining and unputdownable, but missing the excitement of thematic discovery. It also verges a bit too far into fantasy for my tastes -- acceptable here only because I'm already bought in from the spec fic framing of the first book. I'll give it 4 stars for an extremely engaging extension of characters and world (450 pages over a weekend!), but it doesn't garner the 5 stars of its predecessor's balance of candy floss entertainment with intellectual heft. ( )
  pammab | Jun 13, 2018 |
Not quite as good as the first book, but still quite interesting. Looking forward to the 3rd part. ( )
  Guide2 | May 30, 2018 |
Captivating!

The story structure is one again really interesting ( )
  macthekat82 | May 24, 2018 |
This second volume of the Broken Earth trilogy lives up to the incredible high bar set by The Fifth Season. Jemisin's absolutely compelling world of natural disasters, intricate cultural struggles, and strange magic (?) makes the fantastic as down to earth and human as possible. Beautiful and painful. ( )
  Chamblyman | May 20, 2018 |
This second volume of the Broken Earth trilogy lives up to the incredible high bar set by The Fifth Season. Jemisin's absolutely compelling world of natural disasters, intricate cultural struggles, and strange magic (?) makes the fantastic as down to earth and human as possible. Beautiful and painful. ( )
  Chamblyman | May 20, 2018 |
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Chan, WendyCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miles, RobinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Panepinto, LaurenCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paul, TimMap artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To those who have no choice but to prepare their children for the battlefield
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Hmm. No, I'm telling this wrong.
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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.
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"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"--… (more)

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