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The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2010

    Loved it

    This is a well written, witty, insightful, intelligent. Great entertainment. Looking forward to reading more from this writer as soon as more is available.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

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    The Broken Kingdoms takes place years after the events of the fi

    The Broken Kingdoms takes place years after the events of the first book. The main character, Oree, was certainly much different than Yeine of the last book. She is a blind painter, which seems ironic but for the fact that she's no ordinary blind woman. She can see magic, glowing in godlings and magic-wielders, and she uses that ablity in a way that reminds me of how a bat uses sonar to detect its surroundings. I thought that this was a fascinating talent, and it really made Oree a unique character who was interesting to read about. I love my strong female characters, and even though Oree is blind she is in no way helpless.

    While I didn't like the new supporting characters as much as the old ones from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms , I felt like there was sufficient follow-up to the original for this book to not seem too incongruous. The love story was alright, forming somewhat of a triangle, and in this instance I bet on the wrong horse. Oree didn't end up with whom I personally thought she was suited for, and that sort of put a bad taste in my mouth for the rest of the book. And I've said it before, but I really love Jemisin's take on the idea of gods and their descendants. The mythology is expanded upon quite nicely in this book and gives us more of a glimpse into the three "creators" and their motives behind everything that has happened to the world. It also gives insight into the importance of Oree and her abilities, all the while introducing an interesting new creature and antagonist to the mythos.

    The Broken Kingdoms was a great sequel, and though it does not quite live up to its predecessor, it still shines with originality. It expands upon ideas introduced in the first novel in a way that is exciting and rare for a sequel. Jemisin's knack for poetic prose is really a treat to read, and I look forward to reading the final book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Great read

    Though Oree reminded me a lot of Yiene i found the continued progression of book one very enjoyable. I especialy enjoyed the care taken displaying the relationships between the gods/godlings and mortals. Cant wait to continue the journey in book three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Great second installment.

    The first book was more about the gods and their power...this was more of a human tale. Power changes and corrupt. Life is about living...taking the good with the bad and most if all learning and having compassion.

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