The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

The Obelisk Gate

The Broken Earth #2

N.K. Jemisin

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous dark medium-paced

448 pages | first published 2016

Description

Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR) The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. E...
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Moods

adventurous 79%
dark 78%
emotional 51%
mysterious 50%
tense 47%
challenging 40%
sad 19%
reflective 15%
hopeful 5%
funny 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 18%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 65% | Character: 24% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 46% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5%

Average rating

4.36