The fifth season

Tittel: The fifth season
Forfatter: N. K. Jemisin
Sjanger: Fantasy/sci fi/post apo
Utgitt: 2015
Forlag: Orbit
Antall sider: 468
Goodreads rating: 4.31

Lest p Engelsk


Three terrible things happen in a single day.

Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance. And worst of all, across the heartland of the world's sole continent, a great red rift has been been torn which spews ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

But this is the Stillness, a land long familiar with struggle, and where orogenes -- those who wield the power of the earth as a weapon -- are feared far more than the long cold night. Essun has remembered herself, and she will have her daughter back.

She does not care if the world falls apart around her. Essun will break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter. 

This book was a read for one of the groups I'm a member of here on GR. 

Aaaaand now I'm not sure what to say. 
I honestly don't know what I feel about this book. 
I had some trouble getting into it, being thrown with the multiple POV's and timelines in the beginning, but I soon got used to that, and really enjoyed it. I kept looking forward to the Essun-chapters. Also really enjoyed the difference in writing style in the different chapters. Made it easy to see the character grow.
My trouble with getting into the book, though, was on a top level. I didn't want to sit down and read, but as soon as I did, I flew through chapter after chapter. I think my problem was everything else going around in my life, and not the book, but the book payed for it. 

As said above, I liked the way the story was told. It was a little confusing at first, but I soon got used to it. 
It was also interesting reading a little set in the ''you do this, you do that,'' kind of writing, as I don't think I've ever read a book written that way before. 
About the writing, though. It was good, but it was a little heavy. 

On another note, I also enjoyed the story, not only the way it was told. 
I found the world and the characters intriguing, even if I had some trouble with the mix of sci-fi and fantasy. I had trouble with that to the end of the book. 

So yeah, I guess I liked the book, as I do want to read the rest of the series, but because of all the little things, I can't give it a higher rating than 3/5

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