The Kingdom Of Gods

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 2012

byN. K. Jemisin

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The incredible conclusion to the Inheritance Trilogy, from one of fantasy's most acclaimed stars.


For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war.

Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family's interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for.

As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom -- which even gods fear -- is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens?


Includes a never before seen story set in the world of the Inheritance Trilogy.
The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods
The Inheritance Trilogy(omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych(e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom(e-only novella)
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun
The Broken Earth seriesThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate

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The incredible conclusion to the Inheritance Trilogy, from one of fantasy's most acclaimed stars.For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spann...

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel forThe Fifth Season,which was also aNew York TimesNotable Book of 2015. She previoiusly won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Nebula ...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031604394X

ISBN - 13:9780316043946

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trilogy Overstays It's Welcome Well, this is tough to review. I'll get this out of the way: I liked <i>The Kingdom of Gods</i> and I thought it brought a pretty satisfying close to <i>The Inheritance Trilogy</i>. Sieh was an interesting choice of POV narrator, there was still a lot of charm of the world, and some of the newly introduced characters are compelling. But you don't want to read about the good parts, and I certainly have no desire to rewrite praise for the aspects of the trilogy I enjoyed. So, now I'm going to get a little critical. I noticed a trend in the trilogy by the time I started this book. Our lead character is marked for certain death, and there seems to be no way out of their predicament. Their fate is sealed, except that Jemisin is always pulling a <i>deus ex machina</i> to save the character in some new and fantastical way. I'll admit that this whole thing works well in this book's final chapters and closes out the series nicely. With that said, if you expect Sieh to eat it on this one, you've not been paying attention. Another thing: this book is a bit too long. Jemisin seemed to want to cram in all of her different ideas into this final volume, but the end result is a bit bloated for my tastes. Intelligently, Jemisin mixes up the characters we know from the previous volumes with some new faces. Perhaps I'm missing the point, but I felt like each of the previous volumes had stronger messages, while this one left me a little confused as to the author's intentions with the novel. It's just, well, I expected more from this final volume. Perhaps it is a bit of burnout on the trilogy, which I read over the summer, but I just felt like I was retreading old ideas and plot lines in this instalment. Though Sieh's journey through love, maturity, reality-ending catastrophes, and politics is compelling, I became tired of his woe-is-me attitude as the novel wore on. But, I still enjoyed this book and the trilogy as a whole. <i>The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms</i> was my favourite instalment for its originality in story, setting, and writing style. Instead of growing in that respect, I felt Jemisin never felt the need to experiment or be risky with her story and writing. With all this said, I look forward to reading Jemisin's latest trilogy sometime in the future. But, for now, I need a palate-cleansing break.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fitting end to the series I enjoyed this whole series, and found this book to tie it all up well. Good thing I had N.K. Jemisin's new series on order after I was done with this one.
Date published: 2016-11-20

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Praise for The Inheritance Trilogy:"The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms... is an impressive debut, which revitalizes the trope of empires whose rulers have gods at their fingertips. --- io9.com"Many books are good, some are great, but few are truly important. Add to this last category The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin's debut novel...In this reviewer's opinion, this is the must-read fantasy of the year." --- Bookpage"The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin is a highly promising debut.... A similar blend of inventiveness, irreverence, and sophistication - along with sensuality - brings vivid life to the setting and other characters: human and otherwise....The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms definitely leaves me wanting more of this delightful new writer." --- Locus