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Inheritance Trilogy #01: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms


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Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the debut novel from a major new voice in fantasy fiction.

About the Author

N.K. Jemisin is a career counselor, political blogger, and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She's been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day. Find out more about the author at nkjemisin.com.

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mulliner, June 13, 2013 (view all comments by mulliner)
If I'd just read the jacket copy, I wouldn't have read this -- looks kinda like feudal fantasy, gods meddle in the world -- but my book group picked it, so I read it. And loved it! There are some standard tropes -- for example, the young person arrives at the city as an innocent yokel, but turns out to be destined for greatness -- but for some reason(s) that I'm not analytical enough to put my finger on, Jemisin transcends the usual. The protagonist, Yeine, is simultaneously smart, and tough, and needy. I found it suspenseful, and the language and imagery beautiful.
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Deborah J. Ross, June 22, 2012 (view all comments by Deborah J. Ross)
Despite all the fuss over this debut fantasy novel, it took me a while to pick it up. I'm not sure what I can usefully add to what has already been said, except to say that the praise is richly deserved. There's a bit of a bobble at the very opening, for me, at least, but that is undoubtedly a matter of taste and it doesn't last long. Very cool stuff about a castle that's a whole city, byzantine schemes and some very unpleasant, ruthless people, a few enslaved and therefore resentful gods, a heroine on the track of her mother's killer, and occasional moments of stunning compassion. Very shortly, I was immersed and looking forward to more by Jemisin
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StochasticBird, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by StochasticBird)
One review on Goodreads calls this a classic underdog story. Which barely even scratches the surface; the heroine - who is an underdog- has the gods themselves for her allies, and still no chance for winning.

That doesn't come close to describing the story. It's beautifully written, very original, and a pleasure to read.
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Jemisin, N K
Jemisin, N. K.
Fantasy - General
Fantasy - Epic
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
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Inheritance Trilogy
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