The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 28/07/2016
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The Fifth Season
A fascinating new fantasy world
If you like science fiction and fantasy but you haven't read N. K. Jemisin's work yet then you are in for a treat. Jemisin's first series, the Inheritance ... READ MORE
Jodie at Merry Hill
The Fifth Season
An incredible original foray into fantasy fiction
"This is what you must remember: the ending of one story is just the beginning of another. This has happened before, after all. People die. Old orders pass... READ MORE
The Fifth Season
Satisfying and complex speculative fiction to cherish
I came to this as a Bookseller aware of Jemisin's triple back-to-back Hugo award wins and as a fan of Patrick Rothfuss, Peter Brett and Joe Abercrombie. Th... READ MORE
Dave Kedward
The Fifth Season
Original, gritty and very memorable!
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin is a gripping, smart and well-told opening to a fantasy series. The story tells the events leading to the end of the worl... READ MORE
Nicola C at Chester
The Fifth Season
The most inventive fantasy I've read
The Fifth Season has to be one of the most original and inventive Fantasy books I've ever read. Jemisin's unique and beautiful writing sweeps you away to t... READ MORE
Lily at Poole
The Fifth Season
Wish There Were Five
As a casual sci-fi reader I am always hesitant to start a series and even a trilogy can seem daunting. I am so glad I went against my reservations and read... READ MORE
Sophie Riley
The Fifth Season
Wow. What to say about this series? Phenomenonal. Heart wrenching. It literally has everything you could want in a book. It was refreshing to ha... READ MORE


Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards Book 1 in the record-breaking triple Hugo-Award-winning trilogy, The Broken Earth. This is the way the world ends… for the last time. It starts with a 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.  Breathtakingly ambitious, blisteringly brilliant and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Broken Earth trilogy - beginning with The Fifth Season, continuing in The Obelisk Gate and concluding with The Stone Sky – is the first series to win the Hugo best novel award three years in a row. A ground-breaking masterwork of contemporary fantasy fiction, this is a series not to be missed.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356508191
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 349g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 38 mm

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The Fifth Season
One if the easiest 5 star ratings I’ve ever given. This book was so intelligent; so ground-breaking (no pun intended), so unique and gut-wrenching; real an... READ MORE
Sally Berrow
The Fifth Season
Superb and gripping
Now and then a novel sequence appears that presents a whole new world with extraordinary powers, brilliant characters and a plot which leads the reader fas... READ MORE
Richard Watson
The Fifth Season
An epic fantasy deserving of the acclaim it has received!
When I first found out I was buddy reading this book with a group of my friends, I was hesitant. This book is so far out of my comfort zone, but I absolute... READ MORE
Eloise Spencer