The Fifth Season - Broken Earth Trilogy 1 (Paperback)N. K. Jemisin (author)
A bravura example of literary world-building and rich, rounded characterisation, the opening instalment of The Broken Earth trilogy conjures up an immersive post-apocalyptic dystopia for the ages.
Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards
Book 1 in the record-breaking triple Hugo-Award-winning trilogy, The Broken Earth.
This is the way the world ends… for the last time.
It starts with a great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.
Breathtakingly ambitious, blisteringly brilliant and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Broken Earth trilogy - beginning with The Fifth Season, continuing in The Obelisk Gate and concluding with The Stone Sky – is the first series to win the Hugo best novel award three years in a row. A ground-breaking masterwork of contemporary fantasy fiction, this is a series not to be missed.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 38 mm
'Jemisin brilliantly illustrates the belief that, yes, imaginative world-building is a vital element of fantasy - but also that every character is a world unto herself' - NPR
'Fantasy novels often provide a degree of escapism: a good thing, for any reader who has something worth escaping. Too often, though, that escape comes through a fictional world that erases rather than solves the more complex problems of our own... In Jemisin's work, nature is not unchangeable or inevitable. The Fifth Season invites us to imagine a dismantling of the earth in both the literal and the metaphorical sense, and suggests the possibility of a richer and more fundamental escape.' - The New York Times
'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
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