NK Jemisin is known for exceptional world-building that's drawn devoted science fiction and fantasy genre readers, but anyone not reading her work is missing out on an amazing stylist and user of narrative technique. This book scared the pants off me. It beings with a lone saboteur creating a natural disaster that splits the entire continent, and Jemisin leads the reader in time through the eyes of several characters as we try to figure out what's going on. It's got huge plot twists, complex protagonists, and really fun magic. Her characters are fighting for justice (or revenge) as their world falls apart around them, and you can't help but root for them. The second title in the series, The Obelisk Gate, is out already, and I hope you'll pick it up!— From Christina
"[It] shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose" -
-Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon
"Jemisin proves yet again that she is one of the important new writers in the sff scene." -
-Kate Elliott, author of Cold Fire, on The Killing Moon
"[A] gripping series launch...as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon
This is a book that readers won't be able to put down...A magnificent novel and one of the best books this reviewer has read this year."
-RT Book Reviews on The Inheritance trilogy
"N.K. Jemisin has written a fascinating epic fantasy where the stakes are not just the fate of kingdoms but of the world and the universe."
-sfrevu.com on The Inheritance trilogy
"The very best kind of sequel: as lush and evocative and true as the first, with all the same sense of mystery, giving us the world and characters we already love, and yet with a new story and a wonderfully new perspective on the whole dazzling world and pantheon the author has built."
-Naomi Novik on The Inheritance trilogy
"Jemisin's engaging debut grabs readers right from the start...a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Inheritance trilogy
"A compelling page-turner."
-The Onion A.V. Club on The Inheritance trilogy