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The Obelisk Gate : The Broken Earth, Book 2, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD

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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel
The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy

The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.
Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant.

Praise for this trilogy:
'Amazing' Ann Leckie
'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal
'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor
'Astounding' NPR
'Brilliant' Washington Post
'Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected' Brian Staveley
'Awesome' Book Smugglers
'A powerful story of hope and survival' The Root

The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now.

Also by N. K. Jemisin:
The Inheritance trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 28mm | 310g
  • ORBIT
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780356508368
  • 62,675

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Exceptional . . . those who anxiously awaited this sequel will find the only problem is that the wait must begin again once the last page is turned Library Journal (starred review)
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Exceptional . . . those who anxiously awaited this sequel will find the only problem is that the wait must begin again once the last page is turned -- Library Journal (starred review) Utterly gripping . . . extraordinary . . . a complex and intricate world of warring powers, tangled morals, and twisting motivations -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) A lightning rod around which storm clouds gather to burst and strike in the trilogy's final book next year * NPR's Best Books of 2016 *
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About N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, for her Broken Earth trilogy. She is a MacArthur 2020 Genius Grant Fellow. Her work has won the Nebula and Locus Awards, and the first book in her current Great Cities series, The City We Became, is a New York Times bestseller. Among other critical work, she was formerly the speculative book reviewer at the New York Times. In her spare time she's a gamer and gardener, responsible for saving the world from Ozymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his destructive sidekick Magpie. Essays and fiction excerpts are available at nkjemisin.com.
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123,969 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 47% (57,906)
4 40% (49,617)
3 11% (14,138)
2 2% (1,869)
1 0% (439)
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