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Summary

Winner of the Nebula Award 2018.

An Amazon Best Book of the Year.

Shortlisted for the Hugo Award for Best Novel 2018.

Shortlisted for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2018.

The incredible conclusion to the double Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast 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.

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

©2017 Little Brown (P)2017 N. K. Jemisin

Critic reviews

"Amazing." (Ann Leckie)

"Breaks uncharted ground." (Library Journal)

"Beautiful." (Nnedi Okorafor)

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Incredible!

Just phenomenal stuff, the characters are immense, the world building rich and hugely detailed. Just sad I've reached the end. I look forward to sharing with my Daughters when they're a little older.

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Brilliant series! Excellent Narrator

Brilliant series! Excellent Narrator. Good story concept and engaging characters. Well worth listening to. I have been raving about it!

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wow

wow and wow and wow again until fifteen words have been used in this review.

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Great Series!

Listened to nine hours of this book over two days. Fascinated about how it was going to end! Really enjoyed the series! Found this book slightly slower than the first two.

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Fabulous story, fabulous narration

I just listened to all three books of the trilogy back-to-back and it was a wonderful time. I’m sad it’s over.

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Very good and not what I expected

I think this is the best written of the trilogy. I wasn't expecting much from the plot when I started listening but there's lots of interesting plot going on. The writing is a little slow and the narration, whilst excellent, is also a little slow but other than that I really enjoyed the book.

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a good ending

I think the second was the strongest in the trilogy, but this is still intriguing. Not as fully satisfying a conclusion as I would have liked, but still a powerful tale.

A bit confusing at times as the change in character's "voice", which is easily visible on the page, is not formally signalled to the listener.

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This is a very special read

I am a geologist that enjoys fantasy books. I have not found a better yet.

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