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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms


The debut novel from the double Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season

***WINNER of the Locus Award for Best First Novel***
***WINNER of the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award***
***Shortlisted for the Tiptree, the Crawford, the Nebula, the Hugo, the World Fantasy, the David Gemmell and the Goodreads Readers’ Choice Awards***


Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky – a palace above the clouds where gods’ and mortals’ lives are intertwined.
There, to her shock, Yeine is named one of the potential heirs to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.
But it’s not just mortals who have secrets worth hiding and Yeine will learn how perilous the world can be when love and hate – and gods and mortals – are bound inseparably.

The Inheritance Trilogy begins with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, continues in The Broken Kingdoms and concludes in The Kingdom of Gods.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781841498171

Reviews

"A bold and strong new voice in fantasy fiction" Tricia Sullivan, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author
Jemisin's first novel has a wistful, lyrical tone, and the intrigue - both romantic and political - is skillfully handled. Book one in the Inheritance Trilogy is sensitive, restrained high fantasy
Guardian
A story that manages to be both fantastically grand and very personal. Definitely recommended
Waterstones Books Quarterly