The Obelisk Gate

Category: Book
By (author): Jemisin, N. K.
Series: The Broken Earth
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Dystopian
  FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Orbit
Published: August 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.18in
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From The Publisher*2017 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novel
"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 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 SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
Review Quote*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
Review Quote*"Jemisin builds off of the strong foundation laid in The Fifth Season ... an interesting new series."
-Booklist on The Obelisk Gate
Review Quote*"Exceptional."-Library Journal (starred review) on The Obelisk Gate
Review Quote*"Stunning, again."-Kirkus (starred review) on The Obelisk Gate
Review Quote*"[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
Review Quote*"Stunning.... Jemisin's most accomplished series yet."-RT Book Reviews on The Obelisk Gate
Review Quote*p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} "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
Review Quote*"Brilliant characters, vivid world, and pacing . . . .The Obelisk Gate is an incredibly ambitious and important novel."-The Verge on The Obelisk Gate
Review Quote*"Intricate and extraordinary."-New York Times on The Fifth Season