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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N. K. Jemisin
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1)

teawaste, January 4, 2011

Incredibly powerful and beautifully written - highly and enthusiastically recommended.

I'm generally someone who chooses robust character development over well-crafted language, but Jemisin uses her elegant style in service of the plot, making the choice unneccessary. Her world is fully formed without being overly detailed, and the plot is complex and engaging, but never intricate for its own sake.

Yeine, the protagonist, balances being fiercely independent with growing into herself. In general, most of the characters have a level of detail and nuance that make the book unusually deep and satisfying, and it's one I would recommend to anyone who likes speculative fiction (as well as a fair number of folks who just don't like it *yet*).
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