The Broken Stone

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 649 ratings

The Fifth Season Summary

Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Book 1 in the double Hugo-Award-winning trilogy
A New York Times Notable Book
Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards
The inaugural Wired.com book club pick

This is the way the world ends...for the last time. 

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. 

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

The Broken Earth trilogy is complete - beginning with The Fifth Season, continuing in The Obelisk Gate (Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel) and concluding with The Stone Sky (Shortlisted for the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel).

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©2015 N. K. Jemisin (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Stone, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well read, decent characters, plodding plot

    • By matt hall on 07-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Can't Even

    • By M. Atkinson on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Stone Sky

    • The Broken Earth, Book 3
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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 won't: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant series! Excellent Narrator

    • By fergus grant - stevenson on 07-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99