Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Awakened Kingdom - N.K.Jemisin

SOME TRUTHS MUST BE LEARNED THE HARD WAY…

As the first new godling born in thousands of years — and the heir presumptive to Sieh the Trickster — Shill’s got big shoes to fill. She’s well on her way when she defies her parents and sneaks off to the mortal realm, which is no place for an impressionable young god. In short order she steals a demon’s grandchild, gets herself embroiled in a secret underground magical dance competition, and offends her oldest and most powerful sibling.

But for Eino, the young Darren man whom Shill has befriended, the god-child’s silly games are serious business. Trapped in an arranged marriage and prohibited from pursuing his dreams, he has had enough. He will choose his own fate, even if he must betray a friend in the process — and Shill might just have to grow up faster than she thinks.

My thoughts:
This is a sequel novella, and in a way it could even work as a sort of stand alone. Because it takes places hundreds of years later. But if you want the epicness you need to read it all. To get who everyone is and everything else.

In this one we meet a new young god, who names herself Shill, and with young I mean YOUNG. I will not spoil how young but hehe, young!

She goes out into the world, experiences things, messes up and meets a young man. Which makes her want to change the world.

I enjoyed this novella. Shill was so..well..such a god. Knew nothing, knew everything. The world is interesting because Jemisin knows her worlds. And I got to see Yeine again.

Enjoyable. 

Cover
boring

ebook,100
Published December 9th 2014 by Orbit
The Inheritance Trilogy #3.5
Fantasy
NetGalley


28 comments:

  1. Following a soon to be trickster god sounds like fun! Now I'm curious about the original books, but I might start here anyway. ;)

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    1. I must confess, I loved book 1, book 2 not so much, book eh

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  2. ooooh a trickster god? Love it!

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  3. The cover is a little lackluster. But sounds fun! I've not tried this one before.

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  4. I always like books with Trickster gods. Reminds me I need to get on the last Kevin Hearne book.

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    1. I do like the tricksters too, they are fun to read about

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  5. Love a good worldbuilding. I really need to read this series!

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  6. LOL at your cover assessment! :)

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  7. Sounds like a novella worth reading! I like that you were so happy to go back to the world the author created. Awesome! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Even if I had my issues with that world is was still some awesome worldbuilding going on

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  8. I read the first book of the series, and have the last two on the shelves to get too. I need to pick this up to have the set. :) Thank you.

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    1. Aha, one of those, yup got those too

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  9. I am getting there, I promise! I like Tricksters too. Which is why Coyote Blue is my favorite Christopher Moore book.

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    1. Lol. It will still be here in 5 years so :)

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  10. Ah it's a long time after the actual series.

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  11. I still have to read the trilogy! I wanted to request this, but I probably won't know what's going on at all.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. You could read it like this, but yeah I would recommend reading the series first

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  12. When you emphasize young I'm imaging a baby crawling around the universe lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Well...a baby that looks older would be right

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  13. What a coincidence! I asked you about this series couple of days ago. :)

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  14. Ok, you have me curious about the series and the man..LOL

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