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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (edition 2010)

by N. K. Jemisin

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Title:The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Authors:N. K. Jemisin
Info:Orbit (2010), Edition: Original, Paperback, 432 pages
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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

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All is not what it seems to be in The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, a densely packed novel of family love and hate, devotion and betrayal, with the toying of the gods thrown in. I understand this is the first in a series as well as a debut novel for the author. I picked it up because a friend recommended the most recent novel (not part of this series) by NK Jemisin, which Charleston County Public Library does not (yet) have. I was interested in the author's writing (based on my friend's endorsement of it, so thought I'd check it out. Good world building, characters who are not one dimensional or transparent, nice complexities. At times, I had to go back and re-read sections to pick apart the threads, but that's more a result of my reading when I was very, very tired, than a fault of the author's. ( )
  bookczuk | Sep 10, 2015 |
This was a good novel. Very fast pace and it just kept me wanting to read. I thought the world created was very interesting and felt 'large' possibly because of the lack of detail in most of it. (Yet Sky seemed infinitely large yet very detailed.) Jemisin also had a great way of describing indescribable feelings and events, like those experienced through the perspective of the gods. ( )
  FarmerNick | Aug 31, 2015 |
I read this for a read-a-long and really enjoyed it. However, I just can't decide what to rate it, but it is definitely a 4+ ;-).
  anyaejo | Aug 12, 2015 |
Tiptree shortlist 2010. Not being particularly fond of gods and kings type fantasy I surprised myself by enjoying it. ( )
  SChant | Jul 21, 2015 |
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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms definitely leaves me wanting more of this delightful new writer.
added by Jannes | editLocus Magazine, Farren Miller (Mar 6, 2011)

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Jemisin, N. K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, CasaundraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I am not as I once was.
The priests' lesson: beware the Nightlord, for his pleasure is a mortal's doom. My grandmother's lesson: beware love, especially with the wrong man.
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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 - a palace above the clouds where gods' and mortals' lives are intertwined. There, to her shock, Yeine is named one of the potential heirs 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 a pair of 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. But it's not just mortals who have secrets worth hiding and Yeine will learn how perilous the world can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably.
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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.… (more)

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