The Fifth Season

By N. K. Jemisin (Electronic Book, 2015)
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, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

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

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

And it ends with you. You are the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where orogenes wield the power of the earth as a weapon and are feared far more than the long cold night. And you will have no mercy.

A new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316229302

    • On Sale Date: 08/04/2015

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Orbit

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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, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

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

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

And it ends with you. You are the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where orogenes wield the power of the earth as a weapon and are feared far more than the long cold night. And you will have no mercy.

A new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin.

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been multiply nominated for the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, and the Nebula, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree, and have won the Locus Award. Her website is nkjemisin.com.
  • "[It] shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose" - (Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon).

  • "Jemisin proves yet again that she is one of the important new writers in the sff scene." -  (Kate Elliott, author of Cold Fire, on The Killing Moon).

  • "[A] gripping series launch...as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure." (Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon).

  • This is a book that readers won't be able to put down...A magnificent novel and one of the best books this reviewer has read this year." (RT Book Reviews on The Inheritance trilogy).

  • "N.K. Jemisin has written a fascinating epic fantasy where the stakes are not just the fate of kingdoms but of the world and the universe."  (sfrevu.com on The Inheritance trilogy ).

  • "The very best kind of sequel: as lush and evocative and true as the first, with all the same sense of mystery, giving us the world and characters we already love, and yet with a new story and a wonderfully new perspective on the whole dazzling world and pantheon the author has built."  (Naomi Novik on The Inheritance trilogy ).

  • "Jemisin's engaging debut grabs readers right from the start...a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists."  (Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Inheritance trilogy).

  • "A compelling page-turner." (The Onion A.V. Club on The Inheritance trilogy ).

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The Fifth Season
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 512
  • ISBN-13: 9780316229302
  • On Sale Date: 08/04/2015
The Fifth Season