The Fifth Season (Broken Earth Series #1) (Hugo Award Winner) by N. K. Jemisin

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At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)This is the way the world ends. . . for the last time. It starts with the 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. Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

  • Author - N. K. Jemisin
  • Publisher - Orbit
  • Publication Date - 08-04-2015
  • Page Count - 512
  • Paperback
  • Adult
  • SF&Fantasy
  • Product Dimensions - 5.5 H x 8.2 W x 1.4 D
  • ISBN-13 - 9780316229296

Web ID: 14352384

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    Oct 17, 2023
    from Pa

    Truely an amazing read. I couldn’t put it down absolutely one of the best books I have ever read.

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    Apr 21, 2023
    from DC Metro
    Five themes

    This is a science fiction novel with five major themes: Catastrophic events: The novel takes place in a world where catastrophic events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters are a constant threat. Power and oppression: The society in the book is built around a strict hierarchy, where those with magical powers, known as "orogenes," are oppressed and forced to serve the ruling class. Resistance and rebellion: The story follows characters who resist the oppressive system and work to bring about change. The role of memory and history: Memory and history play a crucial role in shaping the characters' understanding of the world and their place in it. The relationship between humans and the natural world

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    Jan 10, 2023
    Couldn’t put it down

    BookTok recommended it, and I started it with no clue as to what this was about. I couldn’t put it down! So good! But I didn’t know it was a series haha. So I just order #2 😂

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    Jan 09, 2023
    from Binghamton, NY
    Have all three books on hand

    Massive book hangover. I could see where the plot was going - but I was no prepared. Not prepared. If you are reading this book, be sure to have on hand Books 2 and 3. Well deserving of the Hugo - as well as any other other earned awards. Gorgeous world building, loved all the characters - especially the core. Just so well done.

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    Nov 10, 2022
    from Williamsburg, Va
    Simply brilliant

    1st, 2nd, 3rd Person POV, Check CW/Triggers The Broken Earth series is complex but simply brilliant, I couldn’t put it down. The story starts off with several POV and as the series progresses, you begin to understand how the stories intertwine. These individual stories really help progress the story and keep it moving at a great space. The magic system within this story is truly unique, it’s elemental magic like I’ve never seen before. One thing that I absolutely love is the use of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Person POV, this isn’t something I’ve seen done well often. Each of these POV was chosen for a very distinct reason, which you’ll discover as the series progresses.

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    Aug 20, 2021
    Epic and rewarding!

    This is one of the best fantasy books I have read from the past decade. N.K. Jemisin is an absolute master! A civilization of the distant future is thrust, suddenly and violently, into a Season of apocalyptic perils, and must resort to ancient methods of survival that have persisted through the eons. As mysterious political and unseen forces become apparent, we also encounter the frighteningly powerful, yet poorly understood class of orogenes--those who possess the capacity to cause eruptions, earthquakes, and massive damage to the world around them. The reader follows three distinct storylines, each plagued with unique struggles--at their center, a common thread of subjugation, persistence of will, and discovery of their own incredible power.

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    Jul 05, 2021
    from CT
    Don’t listen to the negative reviews.

    I saw a lot of bad reviews about the book. But a lot of good ones too. Decided to give it a shot and oh my god I am so glad I did. This book is incredible. Original, captivating plot…. I could not put it down.

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    Jul 30, 2020
    from Brooklyn, NY
    This book is a master class of world buildin

    Okay, wow. This book is a master class of world building. Jemisin weaves together a story that keeps you wondering how it will all tie together... and then it does and your mind is blown. I devoured it in three days in it's audiobook format (wonderfully narrated by Robin Miles). I wanted to read the book right away and this was the easiest way to do so. I was especially eager after falling in love with the literary podcast Black Feminist and Bookish (highly recommend!). I wanted to be sure to read all the book club suggestions to fully enjoy what they had to offer and boy, am I glad I did. I had read A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and did not love it but many reviews urged that The Fifth Season was Jemisin's best work. I wholeheartedly agree and cannot wait to continue to devour the rest of the trilogy. Honestly, it was so good it makes me want to retry her Inheritance Series, I must not have been in the right mood. Unfortunately, a whole lot of the plot could lead to potential spoilers but just trust me -- it's good! Read it!

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