The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

The Fifth Season

The Broken Earth #1

N.K. Jemisin

fiction fantasy science fiction challenging dark mysterious medium-paced

468 pages | first published 2015

Description

Jemisin brilliantly illustrates the belief that, yes, imaginative world-building is a vital element of fantasy - but also that every character is a world unto herself Fantasy novels often provide a degree of escapism: a good thing, for any reader ...
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Moods

dark 80%
adventurous 76%
mysterious 57%
emotional 50%
challenging 46%
tense 46%
sad 23%
reflective 18%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 3%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 71%
slow 16%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 30% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.44