The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky (2018) 4 stars

Immersive, imaginative, important – an instant classic

5 stars

Deep and wide-ranging world-building, a complex and thrilling plot, and an uncoventional, convincing and immersive representation of slavery and exploitation. I especially liked how Jemisin managed to capture my attention and keep me guessing on three levels simultaneously: deep civilisational history, impending apocalypse, and finally family and personal sacrifice.