Title: The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3)
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit 2017
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Library Love; Modern Mrs. Darcy - Recommendation from Someone with Great Taste; Dancing with Fantasy and Science Fiction - Finish a Series
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
I have such a book hangover from this series. Goodness! After the second book, I figured out a lot of what was going to happen in the third book, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t love every single page. I love love loved the intertwining stories of Essun and Nassun plus the beautiful overarching narrative from Hoa with glimpses into the past. The parts that I found most intriguing were the sections about Syl Anagist. Such a fascinating society. I loved puzzling out exactly what was going on and how all the technology worked. Beyond that the relationship between Essun and Nassun is fascinating and I loved how Jemisin explores the themes of love and identity. The series is high on world-building, but what really moves the story along is the characters. I must now read Jemisin’s other works (already have How Long ‘til Black Future Month checked out from the library).
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