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Shades in Shadow

N. K. Jemisin

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Fantasy

Three brand new short storiesby Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin, set in the world of the Inheritance trilogy. An Orbit Short Fiction title.

From the shadows of the greater stories, away from the bright light of Sky and wending 'round the sagas of the Arameri, come three quieter tales. A newborn god with an old, old soul struggles to find a reason to live. A powerful demon searches for her father, and answers. And in a prequel to the Inheritance Trilogy, a newly-enslaved Nahadoth forges a dark alliance with a mortal, for survival... and revenge.

Return to the world of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in these three interconnected short tales.

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Praise for Shades in Shadow

  • Lush and evocative and true

  • A compelling page-turner

  • Remarkable characters and graceful prose - Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon

  • A fascinating epic fantasy where the stakes are not just the fate of kingdoms but of the world and the universe. - sfrevu.com on The Inheritance trilogy

  • Grabs readers right from the start...a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Inheritance trilogy

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N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, for her Broken Earth trilogy. She is a MacArthur 2020 Genius Grant Fellow. Her work has won the Nebula and Locus Awards, and the first book in her current Great Cities trilogy, The City We Became, is a New York Times bestseller. Among other critical work, she was formerly the speculative book reviewer at the New York Times. In her spare time she's a gamer and gardener, responsible for saving the world from Ozymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his destructive sidekick Magpie. Essays and fiction excerpts are available at nkjemisin.com.

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