The Obelisk Gate

(The Broken Earth #2)

433 pages

English language

Published Sept. 10, 2016

ISBN:
9780316229265
OCLC Number:
932174108

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4 stars (22 reviews)

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS ... FOR THE LAST TIME. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world. For more from N.K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate"--

"Essun--once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger--has found …

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Un épico relato emocional

4 stars

Mientras que no tiene la frenética energía del primer libro, "The Obelisk Gate" es una maravilla. Se revelan secretos, se crean relaciones, se rompen corazones, y la historia de Essun y su familia en su intento por sobrevivir a esta temporada continúa siendo una de las mejores cosas que he leído en 2021.

Almost as good as the first

4 stars

I read The Fifth Season under special circumstances: waiting in a hospital emergency room, and enthralled by a fantasy novel about deeply felt characters facing much worse problems than I was. (I'm fine now.) The Obelisk Gate is just as good: intense and at times brutal fantasy with immediate connections to the politics, racial and otherwise, of our world, without being in any way limited by this. I didn't find the multiple viewpoints quite as clear in this volume but I still loved it.

Review of 'The Obelisk Gate' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

Hard to put down, for me. I was pretty invested in learning more about the various characters that I had gotten to know in The Fifth Season - Alabaster, Schaffa, Hoa, and Essun in particular. We didn't get to learn too much more about Essun's backstory, which, fine, that was all The Fifth Season was about. But it was very cool to see how Schaffa has changed and learn about Hoa as well. I also enjoyed the bits and pieces of post-apocalyptic political machinations that began to emerge. Overall, though, the book felt a little confused / lacking in focus, which was not the case for the Fifth Season. I have high hopes that the next book will, if not solve every mystery, at least end the story in a satisfying way.

Review of 'The obelisk gate' on 'Unknown'

4 stars

As with [b:The Fifth Season|19161852|The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)|N.K. Jemisin|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1386803701s/19161852.jpg|26115977], I found this book (well, eBook) hard to put down. I am now looking forward to the followup, [b:The Stone Sky|31817749|The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)|N.K. Jemisin|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1478547421s/31817749.jpg|52472813], with great anticipation.

The continuing adventures of the characters, and the addition of a few new ones, kept me going long into the night and I probably would have missed my metro stop if it were not he last stop on the line. I preferred the "multiple story arcs at the same time that are in fact the same story" of the first book but still enjoyed visiting other parts of this fantastic world.

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