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

410 pages | first published 2016

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The season of endings grows darker as civilisation fades into the long, cold night.Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant.
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Summary of 16819 reviews

Moods

adventurous 79%
dark 76%
emotional 49%
mysterious 49%
tense 47%
challenging 38%
sad 19%
reflective 15%
hopeful 4%
funny 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 18%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 67% | Character: 20% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 43% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.35

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