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The Obelisk Gate

N. K. Jemisin

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Broken Earth Trilogy, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy

The second novel in an acclaimed new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated author N.K. Jemisin

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS . . . FOR THE LAST TIME.

The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

PRAISE FOR THE FIFTH SEASON:

'Intricate and extraordinary' New York Times

'Astounding' NPR

'Brilliant' Washington Post

'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal

'Elegiac, complex, and intriguing' Publishers Weekly

'Powerful' io9

'Epic' SFF World

'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor

'Amazing' Ann Leckie

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N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy and Nebula awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. Awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.