The Fifth Season
A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
And it ends with you. You are the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where orogenes wield the power of the earth as a weapon and are feared far more than the long cold night. And you will have no mercy.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
Jemisin masters creating worlds, as must any successful author of speculative fiction. She does so with fierce deftness. She does so with prose that sculpts her creations and nearly puts them in our hands.