The World We Make
- 139,00 kr
- 139,00 kr
From the record-breaking, four-time Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin comes 'a glorious fantasy' (Neil Gaiman) - a story of culture, identity, magic and myths in contemporary New York City. The sequel to the critically acclaimed The City We Became, this is the final book of the Great Cities Duology.
Every great city has a soul. A human avatar that embodies their city's heart and wields its magic. New York? She's got six.
But all is not well in the city that never sleeps. Though Brooklyn, Manny, Bronca, Venezia, Padmini, and Neek have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading--and destroying the entire universe in the process--the mysterious capital "E" Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and "law and order" may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside. In order to defeat him, and the Enemy who holds his purse strings, the avatars will have to join together with the other Great Cities of the world in order to bring her down for good and protect their world from complete destruction.
'Hopeful and enthralling, The World We Make is more evidence of [Jemisin's] ferocious talent' Esquire
'Jemisin brings her living-city saga to a satisfying conclusion, maintaining a sense of energy and excitement throughout' Booklist
'Jemisin embodies the spirit of the city in as lush and lively a voice as ever and does a masterful job incorporating even more history and magic' Publishers Weekly
'The conclusion to Jemisin's Great Cities duology is a searing commentary on present-day politics as manipulated by a primordial evil...This riveting and powerful urban fantasy duology is masterfully written' BuzzFeed News
The Great Cities Duology
The City We Became
The World We Make
Four-time Hugo Award winner Jemisin's sequel to The City We Became loses some of the power of the first volume even as it continues to extol New York City's diversity, history, and unusual kindness. Following the events of the first book, New York's personified boroughs—minus Staten Island and plus the "honorary borough" of Jersey City—have learned how to control their city-based magic, but the invasive cosmic city of R'lyeh has its roots sunk into Staten Island and a Trumpian mayoral candidate preaching hate has the city's avatars on edge. As the hate spreads, R'lyeh grows ever closer. Now the boroughs must cobble together an alliance once more and recruit the other cities of the world to help before R'lyeh wipes New York City off the map entirely. Jemisin embodies the spirit of the city in as lush and lively a voice as ever and does a masterful job incorporating even more history and magic. Where this falters is in the unchanging character dynamics, familiar narrative beats, and fight scenes that feel like retreads of those in book one. Still, readers looking for another underdog tale of human connection will be satisfied—though not blown away—by this series finale. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency.