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The Hundred-Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred-Thousand Kingdoms

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By (author) N. K. Jemisin

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  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 196mm x 29mm | 294g
  • Publication date: 4 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841498173
  • ISBN 13: 9781841498171
  • Sales rank: 44,648

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Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky - a palace above the clouds where gods' and mortals' lives are intertwined. There, to her shock, Yeine is named one of the potential heirs to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. But it's not just mortals who have secrets worth hiding and Yeine will learn how perilous the world can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably.

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N. K. Jemisin is a career counselor, political blogger and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She's been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day.

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Jemisin's first novel has a wistful, lyrical tone, and the intrigue - both romantic and political - is skillfully handled. Book one in the Inheritance Trilogy is sensitive, restrained high fantasy Guardian A story that manages to be both fantastically grand and very personal. Definitely recommended Waterstones Books Quarterly "A bold and strong new voice in fantasy fiction" Tricia Sullivan, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author