The Obelisk Gate by N. K. JemisinThe Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

The Obelisk Gate

byN. K. Jemisin

Paperback | August 16, 2016

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Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel

"Magnificent" -NPR

The acclaimed sequel to the bestsellingThe Fifth Season, winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and aNew York TimesNotable Book of 2015.


The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.
Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever.

Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy(omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych(e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom(e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun
The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
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 previously 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, Nebula, and R...
Title:The Obelisk GateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.19 inPublished:August 16, 2016Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316229261

ISBN - 13:9780316229265

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Obelisk Gate Stunning series and my new favourite fantasy author.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Just as good as the first book in the series! Can't wait to read the next one and more of her series.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Keeps Getting Better This series is incredibly good and will leave you begging for more when you turn the last page. Thankfully the last book is out. So, read this book, any fantasy fan would love it.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You don't want it to end, but you NEED to know what happens The second novel in the Broken Earth series did not disappoint. The characters continue to evolve just as the story continues to grip you. I love this series and would recommend it to anyone. regardless of whether they typically read fantasy or not.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST FANTASY SERIES EVER N.K. Jemisin, in my opinion, is absolutely amazing. She will make you fall in love and also completely break your heart. I can't wait until the third book comes out.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I love this series. I love this series so much. I cannot wait for the third one. It's so imaginative, so creative, while all the while, being so real. So heartbreakingly real. N.K. Jemisin is a total genius. I wish I could write half as well as she can. I love the characters, I love the way they intertwine and interact, and I love how the plot is never lost. Through each of the characters' journeys, the feeling of the book remains crisp. I just. I love this series. Please read it, if you can.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spectacular The scope and scale of this series continues to amaze. Sharp writing, fascinating characters and incredible world(s) emerge in awesome and terrible form. Very much looking forward to the conclusion.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful fantasy series A great second entry in Jemisin's Broken Earth series. It was great to learn more about the world as a whole, Guardians, Stone-eaters and the opposite side of the world. Everything is so detailed and meshes together so well within the world. I'm certainly looking forward to, what should be, the epic conclusion of this series.
Date published: 2016-12-15

Editorial Reviews

"Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected, and technically virtuosic, The Fifth Season is a tour-de-force. I felt every shock--and the book is packed with them--in my marrow. It's no exaggeration to say that Jemisin expands the range of what great fantasy can be."-Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades