The Stone Sky (Broken Earth Series #3)

The Stone Sky (Broken Earth Series #3)

by N. K. Jemisin

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Overview

Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene 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.

This is the way the world ends... for the last time.

"Extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

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 Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316229241
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: Broken Earth Series , #3
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 10,875
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre's history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She is currently a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie.

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The Stone Sky (Broken Earth Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This greatly anticipated ending (by me, anyways) was exactly what I wanted it to be. Exciting, heart wrenching and raw.
BillBlume More than 1 year ago
I wish I could give this book six stars. N.K. Jemisin's writing is brilliant. The story has left me both heartbroken and inspired. I think this might be one of the most important fantasy series in decades. It says so much about our "broken Earth," not simply the shattered, fictional world in this novel. I've been a fan of Jemisin for many years now, and she continues to amaze me. The Stone Sky reveals just how brilliant her writing is, because this book brings added meaning to little details in the previous two books. The ending is perfect, and I was shedding tears during the last few pages. Some books can scar a reader, and I'll gladly wear my scar from The Stone Sky for the rest of my life.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Amazing+trilogy%21%21%21+
Anonymous 8 months ago
Go4Jugular 10 months ago
Highly imaginative and genuinely original series that, if one must assign a category, probably falls closer to fantasy than science fiction. I'm reviewing all three books in the series with this one review, in part because (duh) it's a series and if you're going to read one book you should commit to all three, and also because, more than most trilogies, there's little separation from one novel to the next; these could easily have been published as one book as there isn't much sense of a climax, or a pause in the narrative, at the ends of the first two books. The plot follows a few (but ultimately focuses on two) of the subset of humans that can control geological forces - the flow of magma, the movement of continental faults, the raising and lowering of mountainous amounts of rock. While forces of incomprehensible power are on display, there's also a very human and intimate element to the central plot of a woman who has loved, lost all, recovered, and is again threatened with loss of everything of value to her. My only criticism, as a self-confessed literalist, is that some of the storytelling can be a bit ephemeral, but if you don't mind the occasional vagueness of the prose (this is not a criticism of the writer's ability, just a personal preference) then this series has nothing to detract from the enjoyment it otherwise consistently delivers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series has a wonderfully original take on fantasy. It's refreshing and captivating all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting and moving conclusion to an incredible trilogy. Highly recommend for newbies to the genre as well as to long time aficionados.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am speechless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks at the car running her hand on the dash "this is a pretty car "
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
N.K. Jemisin is a gift to readers that keeps on giving. This book is simply tremendous. A marvelous conclusion to a truly outstanding series. The world-building is astonishing and brilliant in its depth and breadth. The characters are fully realized and the emotions deep and raw. I don't keep every book I read but these will always have a place on my shelf (next to her other work!). Cannot recommend highly enough.