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The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky N. K. Jemisin

Limited Edition Stand Alone The Stone Sky $80.00
Limited Edition Set of Matching #'s Obelisk Gate and Stone Sky $325.00
Limited Edition Matching #'s Set of All Three Titles $995.00

Book One: The Fifth Season

Extraordinary worlds, extraordinary endings, witnessed by extraordinary characters. This is N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season, the Hugo Award-winning, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated tour de force of language, incident, and, most of all, of people. Three women in three times—youthful Damaya, skillful Syenite, and the older Essun—each face the challenges of the end times of their world. Their stories are inextricable, yet unique, limned in voices and tones specific and necessary to each character.

The world of The Fifth Season is the Broken Earth, a world clearly extrapolated from our own, but just as clearly and marvelously an invention of its author. The geographies and politics alike are contoured from the stuff of both life and imagination, combining into the rare fantastic setting that is as fascinating as the characters who inhabit it and the stories they find themselves in.

Death and betrayal haunt the women who live in these pages. Apocalypses both world-spanning and personal try them, and if there are escapes to be forged, they will not be those a reader expects.

This is the way world the ends… in Jemisin’s unforgettable novel, with tumult, and revelation, and hope.

Book Two: The Obelisk Gate

Dust jacket illustration by Miranda Meeks

Among the last recorded words of Emperor Mutshatee, before his execution, were these: “Don’t be fooled.”

Here, in the The Obelisk Gate, the Hugo-award winning second volume of The Broken Earth from New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin, there is little chance of that for the reader, for you. Truth and clarity shine from these pages, except when darkness falls and even then a sure, strong voice always leads you on, leads you through, leads you up and out.

But will Essun—once Damaya, one Syenite, now avenger—be fooled? Will the request made of her by Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, seal the fate of the Stillness forever, or is something stranger and even more dangerous in the offing?

And will her daughter Nassun, coming into her full power as an orogene, ever find her mother? Will either of them discover the secret of why the catastrophic Fifth Seasons periodically savage the Stillness?

In this story of their separate journeys to find one another and to uncover the truth of their world’s terrible, cyclic wracking, Essun and Nassun face even greater challenges than they did in The Fifth Season. Greater mysteries, too, with answers offered from strange sources that compel and tantalize, if they can be trusted. If those offering the answers are not trying to play you the fool.

Book Three: The Stone Sky

This is the story of two celestial bodies, the Earth and the Moon, their orbits closing towards catastrophe and devastation. This is the story of two women, a mother and a daughter, their paths destined to cross in tumult and tragedy. This is The Stone Sky, the Nebula-award-winning and Hugo-nominated third volume of The Broken Earth series from New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin.

Essun awakens, possessed of the power of Alabaster Tenring, and learns that the Moon is approaching, bringing with it a tenuous opportunity to end the Fifth Seasons forever. But her daughter Nassun, possessed of a fratricide’s guilt, has her own plans for the great stone in the sky. The decisions and actions of these women have already wrought and wracked the world, but now one of them may change it permanently. And the other may end it.

Perilous journeys, heartbreaking endings, and extraordinary revelations about everything from the nature of magic to the nature of humanity speed this eloquent tale, a tale long in the making, exquisite in the telling, and generous in the sharing.

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies, bound in cloth and sold out pre-publication 

Lettered  52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase,

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