Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 500 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in
Published: August 4, 2015
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316229296
ISBN - 13: 9780316229296
From the Publisher
This is the way the world ends. Again.
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living
an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her
husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their
daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze -- the world-spanning empire
whose innovations have been civilization''s bedrock for a thousand
years -- collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a
madman''s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast
continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been been
torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the
sky for years. Or centuries.
Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly,
dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with
limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the
Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory,
but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the
long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart
around her. She''ll break it herself, if she must, to save her
About the Author
N.K. Jemisin is a career counselor, political blogger, and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She''s been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day. Find out more about the author at nkjemisin.com.
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