The Broken Stone
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  • 1
    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilisation's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance.

    Fantastic world building

    Loved this book, so unique with a stunning storyline. Jemisin is such a great writer, the Hugo Award was well deserved. One of the best books I have l..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 November 2016 by emmoff (Australia)
  • 2
    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Continuing the trilogy that began with the multiaward-nominated The Fifth Season. Short-listed for the Hugo, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards. A New York Times Notable Book of 2015. The inaugural Wired.com book club pick. The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation 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.

    Brilliant Book 2

    Book two does not disappoint, equal to the first which takes some doing. Jemisin expands points of view and delivers some answers and more obelisks. B..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 November 2016 by emmoff (Australia)
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    The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother won't: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    Brilliant Trilogy

    Achingly brilliant post-apocalyptic sci fi fantasy. I am overawed by the depth and complexity of this trilogy. The destructive force of the planet mat..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 September 2017 by emmoff (Australia)