Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR) The season of endings grows darker, as civilization 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. N. K. Jemisin's award winning trilogy continues in the sequel to The Fifth Season.Learn More
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Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Nominated for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Pick
An alien mystery you won't forget
- This author only gets better with every single book she writes. I don't know how she could keep the mystery of the story so engaging, even as she reveals truths and peels away the layers. At the end we feel that there is much more to learn. It is utterly fascinating that she could deftly and intricately create characters that probably would be two-dimensional and laughable at the hands of another writer. The stone eaters are such a fascinating concept that I both want to see this series be turned into a movie, and yet I'm disgusted at the thought because how could anyone do what Jemisin has done here with her words. The concept of death weaves its way throughout all of this novel and her previous novels, and it is shocking how she accepts the violent deaths of others in a way that most stories I've read shies away from. That bravery is part of what keeps me reading, because really nothing is taboo in these stories. We find that underneath all the death is actually a story about life, and its endurance, and perhaps the true meaning of what we are and how our souls abide in this universe.
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