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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,634 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Casaundra Freeman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The gods have broken free after centuries of slavery, and the world holds its breath, fearing their vengeance. The saga of mortals and immortals continues in The Broken Kingdoms. In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight.

This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy.

Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger - but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindsey | 2/15/2014

    " I actually liked this one better than the first because I enjoyed the greater focus on the gods. I also actually liked Oree more than I should have. Her silly cliched traits such as being a blind girl who could see magic and paint actually worked for me. I don't know. Maybe I was lenient because Itempas was just such an interesting character and I liked his character development, as well as his complicated relationship with his children and his former lovers. I would have liked to see more Nahadoth and Itempas interaction though. But I liked the mystery, I liked the characters and I liked the world. My complaint is probably toward the too-long finale, but I'm guessing it had to be done to lead into the final book of the trilogy, which I am actually pretty excited for. I'm also not entirely sold on the romance in this one, but that's because I find the gods infinitely more interesting than their human paramours. They deserve each other. But yeah, I was slightly more invested in Oree than I ever was in Yeine so the revelations with her packed more of a punch. With Yeine, I was always a bit bored. What I think this book does best though is show how skewed the gods' perspective is from mortals and yet how it contains just traces of similarities. It's a nice touch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megan | 2/11/2014

    " I think I might be one of the people who liked it MORE than the first one. The only part that really bothered me was that all of a sudden on like chapter 3 or whatever the protagonist was like GUESS WHAT I'M BLIND and I was like, what? That was...a little confusing. And oh my god, the end. Say one thing about N.K. Jemisen, say girl can write a damn good love scene. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Donna | 2/3/2014

    " I thought The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was a really good book but The Broken Kingdoms is even better. Oree's story and the interactions of the gods and mortals is complicated and always interesting. The story was very compelling and I didn't want to put the book down. I would highly recommend the book. I am looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chelsea | 1/25/2014

    " I've read almost seventy books this year and this is the only one that made me cry. That ending... Wow. "

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