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Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR)

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.

N. K. Jemisin's award winning trilogy continues in the sequel to The Fifth Season.

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2016 N. K. Jemisin (P)2021 Orbit

Critic Reviews

"Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold." (Entertainment Weekly)

"Beyond the meticulous pacing, the thorough character work, and the staggering ambition and revelations of the narration, Jemisin is telling a story of our present, our failures, our actions in the face of repeated trauma, our responses to the heat and pressure of our times. Her accomplishment in this series is tremendous. It pole-vaults over the expectations I had for what epic fantasy should be and stands in magnificent testimony to what it could be." (NPR)

"Jemisin builds off of the strong foundation laid in The Fifth Season ... an interesting new series." (Booklist)

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N.K. Jemisin never disappoints

Her use of language, metaphor, and symbolism is nothing less than sublime. I could analyze the social commentary weaved into her stories for hours. Her plots, even on the rare occasion where you can foresee where they're going, are so compelling. You can not only see her characters in your mind's eye, but you inhabit them and sympathize with them fully -- even the villains, which is wonderfully disturbing. And the narrator's performance, the subtle shifts in her voice for each character to give then uniqueness without making them into caricatures, the foreboding feelings she's able to elicit, is perfectly lent the material.