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The Obelisk Gate

The Broken Earth, Book 2, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD 2017

By N. K. Jemisin

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Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. In The Obelisk Gate N. K. Jemisin continues the highly acclaimed trilogy that began with The Fifth Season

WINNER OF THE 2017 HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

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

Biographical Notes

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.

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  • ISBN: 9780356508368
  • Publication date: 18 Aug 2016
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Orbit
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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The Stone Sky

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