The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth)

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Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row.
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
This is the way the world ends... for the last time.

"Extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season

The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe 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 DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun
The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

3 comments on “The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth)”

  1. Oh Hell Yah There is a lot of crap science fiction. Sorry, but it's true. This is not that. This series, and book, is the opposite of that.The prose finds a nice balance between "the verdant emerald wands of..." and "the green grass.The plot moves along nicely. Very little feels wedged in and extraneous.The narrator's voice moves between first person personal and omniscient comfortably and smoothly. Very rarely are you jarred because of point-of-view...

  2. a good trilogy that could have been better While I overall enjoyed the trilogy, the 1st book was definitely the best. I feel the 2nd introduced extra elements that only muddied the waters, and having read the 3rd, I think they were either unneccessary, or underdeveloped. In particular the motivations of the various factions (orogenes, Guardian factions, stone eater factions, the Earth) didn't always make sense.Also this book suffers from a problem common to Fantasy books that keeps me from reading more of the genre. Agatha...

  3. A Logical Conclusion Nora Jemisin puts an end to her award-winning trilogy without much fanfare, yet still to the reader's enormous satisfaction. The Stone Sky delivers exactly what it is supposed to, but in a denser and much more straightforward style than the first two books. Some reviewers have criticised this and therefore the book as ‘rushed’ as ‘anticlimatic’, but I couldn‘t agree less. After The Obelisk Gate, a true triumph of hint and understatement, where I had to re-read entire sections and there were...

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