The Obelisk Gate

(The Broken Earth #2)

433 pages

English language

Published Sept. 10, 2016

ISBN:
9780316229265
OCLC Number:
932174108

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4 stars (12 reviews)

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 Gate"--

"Essun--once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger--has found …

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The middle volume of The Broken Earth series did not grab me as much as the mindtwister of the first volume, but it's still a captivating story that I cannot wait to see concluded.

Our protagonist Essun stops her search for her daughter Nassun as she is swept into a comm that seems friendly to orogenes, Castrima. There, she meets her old friend [spoiler]Alabaster[/spoiler], who is beseeching her to complete the task he's started, to possibly destroy the world. But it's a Fifth Season, and there are factions at work who do not want Essun to be able to access the obelisks as she is being taught.

We also get to meet Nassun, who flees to Antarctica with her father, and there gets to meet Schaffa of all people, the Guardian who was in charge of her mother at the Fulcrum. Just like her mother, she also learns to control …

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  • Mothers and daughters
  • End of the world
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