The Obelisk Gate

, #2

Paperback, 391 pages

English language

Published Sept. 9, 2016 by Orbit.

ISBN:
978-0-316-22926-5
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OCLC Number:
932174108
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28118494

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4 stars (17 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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reviewed The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, #2)

A cool page turner (but I'm getting slightly tired of it)

4 stars

Still binge reading this series. Read this one in two sittings... I like the characters, I like the psychology, I like way trauma is described, the way parenting is a topic, including bad parenting and abuse and their effects, etc. all this being said I'm growing kind of tired : the main impetus in the first volume, to me at least, was to understand. In this second volume it very much has to do with the main charater becoming more and more incredibly super powerfull. Very much specisesist is my main criticism I guess. In one page the author goes on about how communities go mad if they lack meat vs beans. (Granted B12). And precisely it could have been a way of imagining how to do without accessible B12 or imagine something of the sort. But then again this is a minor point : this is a good book.

reviewed The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, #2)

The Obelisk Gate

5 stars

Content warning Spoilers for this book and the first book in this series

Review of 'La porte de cristal' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Ce deuxième tome de la terre fracturée nous emmène dans une direction très différente du premier.
Il sera ici question d'Essun et de sa fille Nassun qui vivent dans deux communautés différentes, lesquelles doivent survivre au cataclysme provoqué dans le premier tome. Il y sera évidement question de racisme sous différentes formes, mais aussi de politique, de fin du monde (ou pas) et de relations (in)humaines.
En fait, je fais la fine bouche.
Parce que ce roman est bien écrit, que l'histoire est de qualité, que les personnages sont vraiment bien campés, aussi bien dans leur complexité d'adultes que dans leur simplicité d'enfants. Bref, tout est bien.
Sauf que le premier tome ajoute à ça un jeu formel extrêmement séduisant en tant que procédé littéraire. Et le fait d'enlever cette fioriture littéraire met ce livre dans une position classique de lutte contre la fin du monde. En y réfléchissant bien, …

reviewed The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, #2)

Review of 'The Obelisk Gate' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

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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