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Publisher's Summary

In this stunning sequel to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, one blind woman will challenge the will of the gods and change the fate of the world.

In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it....

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) 

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

Dreamblood Duology

  • The Killing Moon
  • The Shadowed Sun 

The Broken Earth series

  • The Fifth Season
  • The Obelisk Gate
  • The Stone Sky
©2010 N. K. Jemisin (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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All I want for Christmas is a New NK Jemisin Book

I have only one other author that excites me as NK does, that's Anne Bishop, her Black Jewels Trilogy has always been my all time favorite books.
These two authors never put fluff into their books. Every word, every character serves a purpose. Nothing is ever just thrown in to fill the pages to meet a publishers dead line. Soooo hopefully if you've never read her, you will give her a chance.

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this one could be skipped

I was so disappointed in this book, starting with names that aren't even pronounced the same as in the previous books. This one lends nothing to the story, the characters aren't particularly likable/enjoyable, and I found myself frequently bored. Skip this one - I returned it.

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1st book =5 but 2nd book...

I loved the 1st book in the inheritance series. 2nd books plotline was weak. I would give it only a 3 when 1st book got a 5+

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another great series by this author

This is the third series by this author that I've listen to on audiobook. The first series was great, second I got bored and gave up on, but the broken kingdoms is probably my favorite. you have to be patient as the story starts out slow but the results are worth the wait. characters are given time to develop slowly and the World building is awesome.

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The adventure continues!

Excitement and sorrow, thrills and heartache. This is a great 2nd book in the series.
Cassandra is awesome again as the narrator of this epic tale.

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plot very cliche saw the ending coming

overall it's good but the first book is still the best to me but hmmm

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An interesting second of a trilogy

N.K. Jemisin is most interesting as a storyteller. Instead of an action filled romp filled with magic, we get a murder mystery with a love story “B” plot filled with magic.

It’s a story well worth the reading. The ending is extra special.

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Roller-coaster

What a great roller-coaster ride. I was happy, sad & angry...sometimes all at the same time. Can't wait to read the next book.

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One of the most emotionally triggering books ever. Bittersweet. But beautifully written as usual and full of twists & turns, hard decisions, and empathy.

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Great novel!

I liked this story better than the 1st of the trilogy. Great performance! Looking forward to the 3rd!