The Stone Sky

By N. K. Jemisin
Read by Robin Miles

The Broken Earth Series: Book 3

14.28 Hours 08/15/2017 unabridged
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The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017. The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene 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. This is the way the world ends—for the last time.

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Summary

Summary

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Female Narrator

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Science Fiction Narration

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Finalist for the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel

A New York Times Notable Book for 2017

An NPR Best Book of 2017

Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017 for SF/Fantasy/Horror

Libro.fm Audio bestseller

The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.

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

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

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Jemisin's graceful prose and gritty setting provide the perfect backdrop for this fascinating tale of determined characters fighting to save a doomed world. Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Fifth Season
Astounding... Jemisin maintains a gripping voice and an emotional core that not only carries the story through its complicated setting, but sets things up for even more staggering revelations to come. NPR Books on The Fifth Season
[A]n ambitious book, with a shifting point of view, and a protagonist whose full complexity doesn't become apparent till toward the end... Jemisin's work itself is part of a slow but definite change in sci-fi and fantasy. Guardian on The Fifth Season
Intricate and extraordinary. New York Times on The Fifth Season
A must-buy...breaks uncharted ground. Library Journal (Starred review) on The Fifth Season
Jemisin might just be the best world builder out there right now.... [She] is a master at what she does. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on The Fifth Season
One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy. Salon.com
Brilliant...gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twists. Washington Post
Stunning and well constructed ... a book that imbues itself with deeper meaning the more it unfolds and reveals itself, and by the end, I saw everything in a new light. I knew Jemisin was talented, being a huge fan of her Inheritance and Dreamblood books, but here she employs heretofore unseen skills. Lightspeed on The Fifth Season
[N. K. Jemisin's] books have abstracted real-life race issues in a way that serves to magnify the truth. Washington Post
The powerful conclusion to the "Broken Earth" trilogy will please the author's many fans with its fully developed world, detailed settings, and complex characters. Library Journal
Jemisin deliberately refuses to provide easy answers: they're simply not available, in this world or ours. Painful and powerful. Kirkus (starred review)
[N. K. Jemisin] has pretty well conquered [the epic fantasy scene] with the Broken Earth. The New York Times
The Stone Sky ... establishes [Jemisin] as arguably the most important speculative writer of her generation... It's that good. She's that good. John Scalzi, Wall Street Journal
“Narrator Robin Miles keeps up the suspense throughout this dramatic conclusion to the Broken Earth Trilogy…Listeners will be captured by the tense story of Essun and her lost daughter, Nassun…Miles perfectly embodies the voices of the many characters…Listen and be transported to a meticulously built world that exhibits dire warnings about the dangers of prejudice and power. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Vivid characters, a tautly constructed plot, and outstanding worldbuilding meld into an impressive and timely story of abused, grieving survivors fighting to fix themselves and save the remnants of their shattered home. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A real tour de force . . . one of the best fantasy trilogies in recent memory. RT Book Reviews (five stars)
Incredible, wildly original . . . [The Stone Sky is] blowing me away. The Verge
The depth and breadth of Jemisin's achievement with this trilogy is geologic. These books are a revolution in which I want to take part. NPR Books
“Jemisin continues to break the heart with her sensitive, clear-eyed depictions of a beyond-dysfunctional family and the extraordinarily destructive force that is prejudice. She wrestles with moral issues at an extreme level…[and] refuses to provide easy answers: they’re simply not available, in this world or ours. Painful and powerful.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate. She previoiusly 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 14.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English