The Reading Wells Book Club: 2024 reads - hosted by thereadingwells

September: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
What to expect: a gripping and immersive apocalyptic fantasy that explores themes of power, oppression, and resilience in the face of catastrophic change.

"At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter.

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 with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. 

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy."
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498 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ science fiction adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced