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.