The Kingdom of Gods

, #3

English language

Published Sept. 5, 2011

ISBN:
978-1-84149-819-5
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The Kingdom of Gods is a fantasy novel by American writer N. K. Jemisin, the third book of her Inheritance trilogy.

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Review of 'The Kingdom of Gods' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

The Kingdom of Gods reckons with the origins and present state of the Arameri as seen through Sieh to make an amazing end to The Inheritance Trilogy. It complicates what we learned before without making earlier knowledge feel cheap, molding rage and sorrow like clay.

This was a deeply satisfying conclusion to The Inheritance Trilogy. There is a sequel novella to this trilogy which I will read after this, but I am content with what's here. It was tense, moving, contemplative, tumultuous, scary, exciting, and finally at peace, without losing zest and intensity along the way. It confronts and dismantles the Arameri's colonialist justifications which filled the first two books. They were challenged earlier, but this book brings things to a head in order to have a chance at a true reckoning for past misdeeds, of humans and gods. 

I loved Sieh as the narrator. I've loved him as a …

reviewed The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy, #3)

Review of 'The Kingdom of Gods' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

One of the signs of a great fantasy series is if it moves me to the point of tears or not. The final book of the Inheritance Trilogy did, so for me it's a successful series. The third book is set another 90 years ahead of the events in book 2 and features Sieh as first person narrator of the story. Drawn back to his former prison in Sky, the godling meets the twins of the current Arameri leader and befriends the children. When they swear a blood oath to be real friends, some strange magic happens, turning Sieh mortal and worst for him rapidly ages the godling of children. While trying to find a way to regain his godhood, he gets enmeshed in a plot to destroy the Arameri family and other machinations of a previously unknown godling.

Not only do you get to meet new characters like the …

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