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Mar 11, 2020RyanR_KCMO rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
There is a reason why Jemisin won the Hugo award three years in a row for the three books she wrote in this, the Broken Earth trilogy. The only other occasion that comes to mind where an author has delivered fantasy with such deft and beautiful language is Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Jemisin’s lines are poetry, sentence after sentence hit you in the chest with their power. The concepts and emotions she communicates could only live to their fullest in this world that she has built. It is staggering. To create such a setting, such a people, such a tradition and then allow them to live to such a result. This trilogy was pure magic (and a little orogeny).