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Publisher Description

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
August 4
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

0rgy0fmadn3ss ,

Great read, great beginning!

Loved the entire book. Really get into worlds made up in their entirety by the author. So much description, so much love, so much hate, so much adventure!

I will be reading the rest of this series when the rest of her books come out. For the record, I finished this book in one sitting. For me, it was that good. It was the perfect read when the power went out during a tropical storm that hit big island Hawaii.

Definitely getting the rest of the series, definitely !

Areleeyou ,

It’s good

You shouldn’t hesitate reading the piece.

RevBorealis ,

The Fifth Season

A book that is poignantly powerful in these times of our own environmental uncertainty and loss. I cannot help but wonder, “What might humanity become?” In The Fifth Season we are given a glimpse into the depths of the human capacity for cruelty in survival, death, transformation, resilience, and hope. And all written in such a way to make us ask, “Could this, in fact, be me?”

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