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

512 pages | first published 2015

Description

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts ...
Browse similar books...

Plus

Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...

Community Reviews

summary of 15611 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

dark 80%
adventurous 75%
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: 6%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.44