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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel
The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy


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

The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky – out now.

Also by N. K. Jemisin:
The Inheritance trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

Reviews

Utterly gripping . . . extraordinary . . . a complex and intricate world of warring powers, tangled morals, and twisting motivations
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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)
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