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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A New York Times Notable Book of 2017A NPR Best Book of 2017 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. "Extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

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AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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

Libro.fm Audio bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017A NPR Best Book of 2017
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.

"Extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season

The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods
The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)
Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun
The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
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
[A] powerful, epic novel of discovery, pain, and heartbreak. SFF World on The Fifth Season
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
Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected, and technically virtuosic, The Fifth Season is a tour-de-force. I felt every shock--and the book is packed with them--in my marrow. It's no exaggeration to say that Jemisin expands the range of what great fantasy can be. Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades
One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy. Salon.com
[A]ngrily, beautifully apocalyptic. B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
Brilliant...gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twists. Washington Post
Intricate and extraordinary. New York Times on The Fifth Season
Reshapes the face of epic fantasy. B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
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
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)
Jemisin deliberately refuses to provide easy answers: they're simply not available, in this world or ours. Painful and powerful. Kirkus (starred review)
A real tour de force . . . one of the best fantasy trilogies in recent memory. RT Book Reviews (five stars)
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
It's honestly difficult to describe just how good N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy is . . . if you don't read this trilogy, you'll regret it. Syfy Wire
Get this book. Get it now. Read it. Then read the whole trilogy over again. Lightspeed Magazine
[N. K. Jemisin's] books have abstracted real-life race issues in a way that serves to magnify the truth. Washington Post
“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
N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy is the best new speculative fiction I've read in a long time . . . Intricate [and] captivating. Literary Hub
“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