Imagine that you loved N.K. Jemisin’s The Inheritance Trilogy and then discover a new-to-you novella written in the same realm featuring a few of your favorite characters? Why, yes, please! Don’t mind if I do. In a mere few pages, I was reminded of the joy of Jemisin. Imaginative plots that defy prediction and challenge … Continue reading The Awakened Kingdom by N.K. Jemisin
Can a brutal, elitist, entrenched ruling race change for the good? Read The Kingdom of Gods — the third instalment in N.K. Jemisin’s excellent Inheritance Trilogy and find out. Book three follows Sieh, eldest godling of Nahadoth, Itempas, and Enefa. Sieh, the god of childhood — mischief-making eternal boy extraordinaire — is aging, and no … Continue reading The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
The Broken Kingdoms is book two in N.K. Jemisin’s fantastic Inheritance Trilogy. Book one follows Yeine Darr’s secret second soul and her ascension to god. Book two introduces us to Oree Shoth, a blind artist who can create and see magic. Oree discovers Bright Itempas (she calls him “Shiny”) in a muck bin and takes him … Continue reading The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the fabulous first instalment in N.K. Jemisin’s fantasy series, The Inheritance Trilogy. There is so much to love about this book, it couldn’t possibly fit into a single blog post, but I’ll try. First, Yeine Darr is the scrappy brown! protagonist from a small Northern outpost known for powerful women … Continue reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Goddess of Earth looked at me then, and suddenly I understood. Sieh, Deka, and I; Nahadoth, Yeine, and Itempas. Nature is cycles, patterns, repetition. Whether by chance or some unknowable design, Deka and I had begun Sieh’s transition to adulthood — and perhaps, when the chrysalis of his mortal life had finally split to … Continue reading Cycles, patterns, repetition
Hi did nothing like mortals if he could help it. So he had chosen skin like fine fabric, unbleached damask in swirling raised patterns, with hair like the darkest of red wine frozen in midsplash. His irises were the banded amber of polished, petrified wood — beautiful, but unnerving, like the eyes of a serpent. … Continue reading Sieh describes Nsana
This means, in a way, that true light is dependent on the presence of of other lights. Take the others away and darkness results. Yet the reverse is not true: take away darkness and there is only more darkness. Darkness can exist by itself. Light cannot — The Broken Kingdoms, book II of The Inheritance Trilogy … Continue reading Light dependent
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