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Summary

Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Sequel to the multi-award nominated The Fifth Season

The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night.

Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant.

The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now.

©2016 N. K. Jemisin (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Amazing." (Ann Leckie)

"Breaks uncharted ground." (Library Journal)

"Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected." (Brian Staveley)

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I Can't Even

Seriously, if you are looking for the crack cocaine of speculative sci-fi/fantasy, this is it. The author is the queen of tantalising her listener/reader with titbits of information before jerking away on another tangent, such that it's half an hour later when you realise the Very Important Question hadn't been answered. Devious. I CANNOT wait for book 3.

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Incredible!

Loved the continuation of the story, so very gripping. I hate when I need to stop listening.

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Couldn’t stop listening

This series is so good. It’s easy to listen to and simultaneously a very interesting story

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Keeps getting better!

Enjoyed this as much as the first one if not more! Moves at a good pace and love all the twists and changes. Struggled following the voices once or twice but otherwise great.

Starting the next one immediately.

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  • 02-05-18

Robin Miles is incredible

The middle section of this book is below the quality of the first, yes, and it suffers pacing issues throughout. But the last third more than makes up for it. It's an emotional gutpunch, with tight plotting and fantastic characters.

And Robin Miles just brings everything to life perfectly. She's one of the first narrators where I've gone to seek out other books she's narrated, just so I can keep listening to her.

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Slow but hard-hitting

I love this series! It's one of the great modern sci-fi books, in my opinion. It's not about action but the development of characters in a dystopian world. Very strong female characters.

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