Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin, 407 pages.
The second volume of the really intricate and well thought-out series about a world that suffers through periodic apocalyptic "seasons" that bring the people of that earth close to extinction. The seasons are caused by the earth itself; it's an angry planet.
After Alabaster has started the most recent season, opening a huge rift in a continent and altering the world in a deadly-for-a-lot-of-people sort of way, Essun finds a new place to live and searches for her daughter, while she tries to decide if she can use what Alabaster has shown her to end this season and keep future seasons from occurring.
A wonderful story.
There's a useful glossary in the back of each of the books. The downloadable audiobook from Overdrive is narrated by Robin Miles; she does an excellent job.

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