The Awakened Kingdom

By N. K. Jemisin (Electronic Book, 2014)
The long awaited sequel to the Inheritance trilogy -- a novelette by award winning author N. K. Jemisin where a godling must struggle to grow in the shadow of her parents.


SOME TRUTHS MUST BE LEARNED THE HARD WAY...


As the first new godling born in thousands of years -- and the heir presumptive to Sieh the Trickster -- Shill's got big shoes to fill. She's well on her way when she defies her parents and sneaks off to the mortal realm, which is no place for an impressionable young god. In short order she steals a demon's grandchild, gets herself embroiled in a secret underground magical dance competition, and offends her oldest and most powerful sibling.

But for Eino, the young Darren man whom Shill has befriended, the god-child's silly games are serious business. Trapped in an arranged marriage and prohibited from pursuing his dreams, he has had enough. He will choose his own fate, even if he must betray a friend in the process -- and Shill might just have to grow up faster than she thinks.

This novella, THE AWAKENED KINGDOM takes place after teh events of The Kingdom of Gods and will also be included in both the print and ebook ominbus of THE INHERITANCE TRILOGY in 12/14.


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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $3.99 US/$3.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316259057

    • On Sale Date: 12/09/2014

    • Publisher: Orbit

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    Formats Available: Electronic Book

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The long awaited sequel to the Inheritance trilogy -- a novelette by award winning author N. K. Jemisin where a godling must struggle to grow in the shadow of her parents.


SOME TRUTHS MUST BE LEARNED THE HARD WAY...


As the first new godling born in thousands of years -- and the heir presumptive to Sieh the Trickster -- Shill's got big shoes to fill. She's well on her way when she defies her parents and sneaks off to the mortal realm, which is no place for an impressionable young god. In short order she steals a demon's grandchild, gets herself embroiled in a secret underground magical dance competition, and offends her oldest and most powerful sibling.

But for Eino, the young Darren man whom Shill has befriended, the god-child's silly games are serious business. Trapped in an arranged marriage and prohibited from pursuing his dreams, he has had enough. He will choose his own fate, even if he must betray a friend in the process -- and Shill might just have to grow up faster than she thinks.

This novella, THE AWAKENED KINGDOM takes place after teh events of The Kingdom of Gods and will also be included in both the print and ebook ominbus of THE INHERITANCE TRILOGY in 12/14.


N.K. Jemisin is a career counselor, political blogger, and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She's been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day. Find out more about the author at 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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  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $3.99 US/$3.99 CAN
  • Pages: 250
  • ISBN-13: 9780316259057
  • On Sale Date: 12/09/2014