“A transformative cap to a series that hasn’t so much raised the bar on epic fantasy as it has fundamentally changed the genre.”
Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.
“Jemisin won a Hugo Award for each of the first two novels in her Broken Earth trilogy. In the extraordinary conclusion, a mother and daughter do geologic battle for the fate of the earth.”
Featured in New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2017.
“Jemisin’s books have abstracted real-life race issues in a way that serves to magnify the truth.”
Featured in Washington Post’s 5 Best Fantasy Books of 2017.
Recognized as a New York Times Notable Book of 2017 and a NPR Best Book of 2017, The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin is the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.
The future of humankind is uncertain and the future depends on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With this great power, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe and happy.
This mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late for Nassun though. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not: that sometimes what is immoral cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
And so the world ends for the last time.
The trilogy titles are:
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky
Praise comes from far and wide for all the books:
“Who knew a post-apocalyptic fantasy could forge a new path over well-trodden ground while still packing an emotional punch?”―Parade
“The Stone Sky … establishes [Jemisin] as arguably the most important speculative writer of her generation… It’s that good. She’s that good.”―John Scalzi, Wall Street Journal
“[N. K. Jemisin] has pretty well conquered [the epic fantasy scene] with the Broken Earth.”―The New York Times
“Vivid characters, a tautly constructed plot, and outstanding worldbuilding meld into an impressive and timely story of abused, grieving survivors fighting to fix themselves and save the remnants of their shattered home.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)