Jemisin is a brilliant world-builder -- and this is (at least) her third world. The Stillness is prone to shakes, quakes, and other geological happenings; certain people, called orogenes, have the power to stop these shakes before they start. Orogenes are feared and hated, unless they're part of the Fulcrum, where they are trained and controlled. Jemisin weaves three storylines -- a mother looking for her kidnapped daughter; a girl taken to the Fulcrum; two orogenes, reluctantly working together -- into a mesmerizing whole, building a vivid, uncertain world populated with unforgettable characters. (Molly)— From Molly
"[It] shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose" -
-Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon
"Jemisin proves yet again that she is one of the important new writers in the sff scene." -
-Kate Elliott, author of Cold Fire, on The Killing Moon
"[A] gripping series launch...as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon
This is a book that readers won't be able to put down...A magnificent novel and one of the best books this reviewer has read this year."
-RT Book Reviews on The Inheritance trilogy
"N.K. Jemisin has written a fascinating epic fantasy where the stakes are not just the fate of kingdoms but of the world and the universe."
-sfrevu.com on The Inheritance trilogy
"The very best kind of sequel: as lush and evocative and true as the first, with all the same sense of mystery, giving us the world and characters we already love, and yet with a new story and a wonderfully new perspective on the whole dazzling world and pantheon the author has built."
-Naomi Novik on The Inheritance trilogy
"Jemisin's engaging debut grabs readers right from the start...a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Inheritance trilogy
"A compelling page-turner."
-The Onion A.V. Club on The Inheritance trilogy