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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This is the way the world ends... for the last time.The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, ...
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Moods

adventurous 79%
dark 76%
mysterious 51%
emotional 50%
tense 48%
challenging 41%
sad 19%
reflective 15%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 2%
funny 1%
informative 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 19%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 25% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 44% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.36