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The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

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Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance. And worst of all, across the heartland of the world's sole continent, a great red rift has been torn which spews ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries. But this is the Stillness, a land long familiar with struggle, and where orogenes -- those who wield the power of the earth as a weapon -- are feared far more than the long cold night. Essun has remembered herself, and she will have her daughter back. She does not care if the world falls apart around her. Essun will break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.
Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780316229296
0316229296
Call Number: SF JEMISIN
Characteristics: 498 pages : map ; 21 cm

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This is a science fiction novel set on a planet called Stillness, where, every few centuries, inhabitants experience a “fifth season” of climate change and environmental chaos. With this book, Jemisin was the first African American to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel — a breakthrough for Black w... Read More »

The Fifth Season was awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novel, won the Sputnik Award, and was nominated for a Nebula Award. When her husband murders their son and abducts their daughter, grief-stricken and vengeful Essun pursues him across The Stillness, a vast and dynamic super-continent on the bri... Read More »

Richly detailed, fully realized world inhabited by numerous well-drawn and complex cultures. series.

1st in the Broken Earth trilogy. This is the way the world ends...for the last time.

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing da... Read More »

This is the way the world ends...for the last time.

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with ... Read More »


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