The Stone Sky
On a far-future earth whose inhabitants suffer through perpetual cycles of environmental catastrophe, a mother and daughter are torn apart by the forces of a society built upon violent systemic oppression and voracious exploitation of natural resources. Their journey towards healing the wounds of the past will also become a quest to heal the wounds of the planet itself, uncovering in the process the foundational myths that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.
A truly phenomenal reading experience, the Broken Earth series succeeds in weaving the indelible minutia of familial bonds with a profound reimagining of what it means to live as planetary beings, cut through with truly radical characterisation and centred around an incredibly rich, nuanced, and affective emotional core. Unbound by the limits of genre, this is peerless emancipatory world-building on a vast scale.
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD
WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD
WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
The incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
Praise for this trilogy:
‘Amazing’ Ann Leckie
‘Breaks uncharted ground’ Library Journal
‘Beautiful’ Nnedi Okorafor
‘Brilliant’ Washington Post
The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky – out now.
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