Wednesday Words: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Happy Hump Day!

I'm trying to start the year off right with my reading, so I've cracked open N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, which I bought at least six months ago now. I'm really excited to read this and have a lot of her work I still need to read. Y'all know how I feel about The Inheritance Trilogy (and just in case you don't, here you go lol 1, 2, 3 posts about the series).

The Fifth Season is the first of the Broken Earth series (I should probably change my series name now lol), and in the first 90-some pages that I've read, I'm so ready to read more. Others thought so, too--it won a Hugo! The first words you see when you open the book, an excerpt from the book itself, leaves quite an impression:

But this is way the world ends.
This is way the world ends.
This is way the world ends.
For the last time.

So, let's peek in on this book somewhere to see what else is going on. There are 498 pages, but is giving me the last pages, and I refuse to ruin this for myself, so let's go between what I've read. 1-90. gave me 7. Much better.

Lastly, he reaches up. For power.
He takes all that, the strata and the magma and the people and the power, in his imaginary hands. Everything. He holds it. He is not alone. The earth is with him.
Then he breaks it.

Reading this again, and having gotten even slightly as far as I have, I now understand what this scene entails, and I'm SO ready to pick this book back up!

What are you reading this week?


Sheena-kay Graham said...

I should be reading. I'll get right on that. This book sounds quite exciting and creepy. I like it already. Nice share Deb!

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ends for the last time? Intriguing...

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, such an intriguing snippet. The book is 498 pages, though?! Wow. I can't even seem to find time for books half that size, LOL. Hope you enjoy it!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

About 100 pages look to be extras. :)