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A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intricate and extraordinary.”

    New York Times

  • “An ambitious book, with a shifting point of view, and a protagonist whose full complexity doesn’t become apparent till toward the end of the novel.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Brilliant…gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twists.”

    Washington Post

  • “The Fifth Season is a powerful, epic novel of discovery, pain, and heartbreak…It is a novel that demands much of its readers; it rewards them aplenty and is one of those novels that becomes more powerful after deep consideration and subsequent readings.”

    SFF World

  • “Angrily, beautifully apocalyptic.”


  • “Astounding…[with] an emotional core that not only carries the story through its complicated setting but sets things up for even more staggering revelations to come.”


  • “Jemisin might just be the best worldbuilder out there right now, and the beginning of her new series features a setting just as vivid and unique as her other work, but wholly new and distinct. Coupled with her usual strongly shaped characters, there’s an intense and involving plot…The rest of the series can’t come fast enough.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Jemisin’s graceful prose and gritty setting provide the perfect backdrop for this fascinating tale of determined characters fighting to save a doomed world.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Robin Miles has an affinity for the three female narrators, who have varying points of view and distinct personalities and challenges. Her relaxed style helps to move along the world-building explication at a good pace and contrasts with the more intense segments in which she draws out the suspense and drama. Her sparing use of accents emphasizes the outsider status of some of the characters. A 2016 Audies Finalist.”


  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2015 Selection for Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • A 2015 Washington Post Best Book Selection for Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
  • A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
  • Finalist for the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
  • Finalist for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • A 2015 Nebula Award Finalist
  • Finalist for the 2016 Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration
  • A 2016 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
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