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The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms (edition 2010)

by N.K. Jemisin

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Title:The Broken Kingdoms
Authors:N.K. Jemisin
Info:Orbit (2010), Paperback, 416 pages
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While I enjoyed it, this lacked the punch of the first book in the trilogy. The world was still enjoyable but the characters just didn’t do it for me. ( )
  TadAD | Aug 5, 2016 |
I liked the first one better, but this wasn't bad. ( )
  adamwolf | Jun 7, 2016 |
See the complete review posted on Book Frivolity. Check out other Fantasy and Historical Fiction ruminations there as well! I actually read this the first time a few years ago, but I felt the need to revisit Jemisin’s works. She always inspires me when I'm in a creative writing slump, due to her immense ability to create such unique world's and characters. She plucks out the most terrifying prospects for a writer, (in this instance, the main protagonist being blind) and makes them work to her advantage.

I admire her and I admire her work, and I would buy copies for all my aspiring fantasy author friends, if somebody simply gave me the money to do so.. (hey, I'm not Oprah ok!?). ( )
  BookFrivolity | Apr 23, 2016 |
I enjoyed the second book as much as the first. This is the first time in a long time that I'm finishing one book and immediately moving onto the next in the series. I usually take a little break and go back to the next book a little later. ( )
  Traciinaz | Mar 17, 2016 |
Oree is blind, but she can see magic. She fled to the city after her father's death, and now makes a living selling trinkets to the pilgrims who flock to worship the new godlings. It has been ten years since Yeine became a goddess, broke the shackles binding the Darklord, and exiled the Bright lord to live as a mortal. Since then, the formerly exiled godlings have rushed into the world, gaining followers among humans--and even becoming friends with them, as in Oree's case. When Oree stumbles upon a dead godling, she becomes part of a conspiracy that seeks to change the very universe.

The world-building is top-notch, possibly even better than the first book.

review tbc ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
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After a band of killers begins murdering godlings, blind artist Oree Shoth wonders if her recent guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in danger.

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