“The Awakened Kingdom” by N.K. Jemisin

the awakened kingdom

The Awakened Kingdom is a novella set in the same world as N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  The Three gods that rule the universe have been in mourning since the loss of their son Sieh, the Trickster God.  Hoping to fill the void, they give birth to a new godling who calls herself Schill.  Schill realizesRead more

“The Killing Moon” by N.K. Jemisin

Tired of fantasy set in some tired permutation of medieval Europe?  The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin is the book for you!  The story takes place in a fantasy world that is loosely based on ancient Egypt, but with some major differences.  It’s not the stereotypical pharaohs and mummies and cat-gods and tombs, but ratherRead more

“The Kingdom of the Gods” by N.K. Jemisin

The Kingdom of the Gods

I recently participated in a readalong of The Kingdom of the Gods, book three in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  To conclude most readalongs, I like to post a spoiler-free review for anyone who didn’t read along but is curious about the book. The first two books in The Inheritance Trilogy are narrated by mortals, butRead more

“The Broken Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms is the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  Set ten years after the events of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the book tells the story of a blind woman named Oree Shoth who makes a living selling trinkets beneath the World Tree in the center of the capital city, Shadow.  Oree mayRead more

“The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N. K. Jemisin

  “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N. K. Jemisin tells the story of a young woman named Yeine Darr.  After her mother is murdered, she is summoned to Sky, the capital of the Arameri, by her grandfather, who is the ruler of the world.  The Arameri are renowned for their cruelty and have maintained absoluteRead more