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Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Casaundra Freeman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inheritance Trilogy Release Date: October 2018 ISBN: 9781549119040
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In this brilliantly original debut fantasy, a young woman becomes entangled in a power struggle of mythic proportions.

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. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress 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 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.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

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Quotes & Awards

  • Many books are good, some are great, but few are truly important. Add to this last category The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin's debut novel... This is the must-read fantasy of the year. Booklist
  • THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS is the provocative and exciting debut novel by a writer whose work I hope to be reading for a long time to come.

    Kate Elliott, author of Shadow Gate
  • In THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, N.K. Jemisin has created a smart, passionate heroine and an extraordinary world. Marvelous work from a marvelous storyteller! Carol Berg, author of Breath and Bone

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meatmen | 2/7/2014

    " Some decent ideas, some interesting characters, some pockets of creative writing - but overall very underdeveloped. The world that was created had large gaps and the characters frequently were forced to jump to conclusions because there wasn't enough detail or explanation to really show why they acted as they did. It feels like a very good outline that needs a couple hundred more pages to really tell the story that was hinted at. The personal story telling style of the narration was different, but like the rest of the book, underdeveloped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 2/2/2014

    " Love! Can't wait to read 2 and 3 in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/31/2014

    " If you could give 3 1/2 stars I would have. Great premise, but somehow felt empty. Something's not fleshed out enough descriptively - those little details that make fiction feel real. But thank god sf has a new writer who is not a knock off like most "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akın | 1/16/2014

    " Bir Destan... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clyde | 12/13/2013

    " Yeine Darr is summoned from a backwater northern country to the majestic city of Sky. There her grandfather, who rules the world, informs her that she is to be his heir. There is only one catch -- she is the third named heir. The three of them must compete for the throne and only one can survive. There are gods and godlings, magic, treachery, and deep plots. On the negative side, I couldn't really engage with the characters; they didn't seem realistic. For example, Yeine is much too composed and skilled for a teenager -- too mature. That said, I like Jemisin's writing style and I expect that I will read more of her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elfear | 11/27/2013

    " I found the lore quite interesting. And I liked Yeine and Sieh. But I didn't like the dark Tim Burton-ish weirdness of the whole thing. It's not for everyone. Still wondering if I'll read the next two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/17/2013

    " Great read for those who like the god vs. mortal world! I need to get the next books in the series. Love the female strength in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. This is definitely alternate world science fiction. What I unexpectedly liked was that the some characters are racially ambiguous and their features can change very easily. This makes the storyline a lot more interesting since alot of sci-fi mostly has white characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smrathburn | 2/2/2013

    " Very good ,enjoyed this book the last third was hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 11/15/2012

    " If this book doesn't make you want to roll up a cleric in a D&D campaign, you probably only play rangers. Fun stuff and a neat take on a fantasy mythos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/4/2012

    " A lush, roller coaster ride where gods walk as men (and not by their choice), magic is woven into every sentence and family are the people you can never trust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 8/13/2012

    " This book is really all about set up for the rest of the series. Some of it was a bit predictable and followed standard fantasy formula - barbarian comes back to the capital to claim the throne. there were some interesting ideas though and I enjoyed the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yasmin | 3/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. The start was a little slow and the narrative chopped and changed at the beginning, but as the book progressed it really drew me in. The plot was interesting, engrossing and unique. This is certainly not the kind of book where you can guess the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 3/8/2012

    " LOVED IT! I had read "The Killing Moon", the opener of Jemisin's second series (liked it a lot) and decided to backtrack and read this series. Very original. Likeable characters. Great story. Beautiful descriptions. Just lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 2/21/2012

    " So glad I had the time to read this! Hugely original, beautifully written. Will go on to the next books in the series now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh | 12/25/2011

    " This book was so boring that I could not finish it. The author tries very hard to develop the characters, but I still didn't feel attached to them, and then she forgets that something is actually supposed to happen in a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/18/2011

    " Excellent first in a trilogy filled with rich and interesting characters populating a world with a fascinating mythology and history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neeuqdrazil | 5/16/2011

    " This was an absolutely incredible book. I finished it, and I really just want to start it over and read it again, and figure out what I missed.

    Just... wow.

    Read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/15/2011

    " A serviceable story about court politics and gods. A good one time read, with interesting characters. Not quite good enough to pursue more of this series though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 5/13/2011

    " interesting story about a girl finding herself just before becoming more. "

About the Author

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate. She previoiusly won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times.