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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Broken Earth Series Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781478964391
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"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season

Continuing the trilogy that began with the award-winning The Fifth Season
  • Winner of the Hugo Award
  • Shortlisted for the Nebula, Audie, and Locus Awards
  • The inaugural Wired.com book club book
  • New York Times Notable Book of 2015

This is the way the world ends, for the last time.

The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.

Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever.

Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.




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

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)

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

  • Beyond the meticulous pacing, the thorough character work, and the staggering ambition and revelations of the narration, Jemisin is telling a story of our present, our failures, our actions in the face of repeated trauma, our responses to the heat and pressure of our times. Her accomplishment in this series is tremendous. It pole-vaults over the expectations I had for what epic fantasy should be and stands in magnificent testimony to what it could be. NPR on The Obelisk Gate
  • Stunning and well constructed ... a book that imbues itself with deeper meaning the more it unfolds and reveals itself, and by the end, I saw everything in a new light. I knew Jemisin was talented, being a huge fan of her Inheritance and Dreamblood books, but here she employs heretofore unseen skills. Lightspeed on The Fifth Season
  • One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy. Salon.com
  • Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected, and technically virtuosic, The Fifth Season is a tour-de-force. I felt every shock--and the book is packed with them--in my marrow. It's no exaggeration to say that Jemisin expands the range of what great fantasy can be. Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades
  • [How] can something as large and complex as this story exist in her head, and how does she manage to tell it to me so beautifully? I can't stand how much I love The Broken Earth trilogy so far.... Absolutely dazzling. B&N Reviews on The Obelisk Gate
  • "Jemisin is a tremendously talented writer on every level and she's at the top of her game here. I love books that beat me up and take my lunch money, and this one left me bruised, breathless, and desperate for the final volume. Rose Fox, senior reviews editor Publishers Weekly, (PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2016) on The Obelisk Gate
  • Brilliant characters, vivid world, and pacing . . . .The Obelisk Gate is an incredibly ambitious and important novel. The Verge on The Obelisk Gate
  • Jemisin builds off of the strong foundation laid in The Fifth Season ... an interesting new series. Booklist on The Obelisk Gate
  • Stunning, again. Kirkus (starred review) on The Obelisk Gate
  • Intricate and extraordinary. New York Times on The Fifth Season
  • [The Fifth Season is] an ambitious book, with a shifting point of view, and a protagonist whose full complexity doesn't become apparent till toward the end ... Jemisin's work itself is part of a slow but definite change in sci-fi and fantasy. Guardian on The Fifth Season
  • Astounding... Jemisin maintains a gripping voice and an emotional core that not only carries the story through its complicated setting, but sets things up for even more staggering revelations to come. NPR Books on The Fifth Season
  • 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) on The Fifth Season
  • A must-buy...breaks uncharted ground. Library Journal (starred review) on The Fifth Season
  • Jemisin might just be the best world builder out there right now.... [She] is a master at what she does. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on The Fifth Season
  • [A] powerful, epic novel of discovery, pain, and heartbreak. SFF World on The Fifth Season
  • This is an intense, exciting novel, where survival is always on the line, set in a fascinating, original and dangerous world with an intriguing mystery at the heart of it. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book! Martha Wells on The Fifth Season
  • Stunning.... Jemisin's most accomplished series yet. RT Book Reviews on The Obelisk Gate
  • “Robin Miles continues as narrator, and the large cast of characters allows her to draw on her vast store of accents. Her narration is intimate and engaged, and she enriches the complicated relationships. She portrays the ten-year-old girl from whose point of view much of the story is told as intelligent and mature. Similarly, her depictions of older members of the community make clear their relative ages without exaggeration. Miles draws out the emotions—sometimes volatile, sometimes seething beneath the surface—as the complexities of this postapocalyptic world unfold. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • “In this compelling, challenging, and utterly gripping work that combines elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror…Jemisin immerses readers in a complex and intricate world of warring powers, tangled morals, and twisting motivations.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Exceptional. Library Journal (starred review) on The Obelisk Gate
  • With every new work, Jemisin's ability to build worlds and break hearts only grows. Kirkus (starred review)
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

N. K. Jemisin, a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously 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, as well as being short-listed for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, also known as Violet Grey, is an accent specialist and award-winning narrator of over two hundred audiobooks. She was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for The Pirate’s Daughter and 2008 Best Voice in Biography & History for Brother, I’m Dying.