Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Broken Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
This is the second book in The Inheritance Trilogy. I loved The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, book one. My expectations were very high and I was not disappointed. Loved It.

Set 10 years after the confrontation in the first book. Powerful magic was released creating a World Tree (as seen on the cover) in the city of Shadow. Oree Shoth is a blind artist, who makes her living selling art to tourist. She has the ability to see a little magic and godlings. Someone is killing godlings in Shadow. Oree finds one of the first victims in an alley. Godlings are a part of Oree's everyday life. Like the first book it very interesting to see mortals and gods interact. There's all the good stuff love, sex, hate betrayal, deceit , fear and forgiveness

Broken Kingdoms is more of a companion as opposed to a continuation. So you can read this one first but trust me you will want The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms as well. All of the major characters in the first book do make appearances.

The beautiful thing about this trilogy, the author pulls you into the world she's created. The story arc's are amazing. The second half was unbelievably good. I found myself rereading passages. Oree Shoth is one of my favorite protagonist of 2010.

Even if fantasy is not a genre you normally read The Inheritance Trilogy will give you some serious reader joy. Trust me and give it a try. Book one is out in the small paperback size for only $7.99. If you've already read it, go buy The Broken Kingdoms and enjoy.

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