Book Review-The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)-N. K. Jemisin | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)-N. K. Jemisin

Friday, March 11, 2022

This novel about the end of the world is a mix of fantasy and science fiction. I had a bit of trouble following the story line but I think I got the jist of it by the end. It intrigued me how this author was able to mix in current social/political problems. I am not sure whether she meant to--but it is there, at least in my opinion.

There is a twist that you will not see coming that is revealed at the end. All I can say is I truly hope that this is not prophetic!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

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

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.

Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

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About the Author

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who 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, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at

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