The Stone Sky

(Broken Earth #3)

Paperback, 464 pages

Published Aug. 14, 2017 by Orbit.


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5 stars (6 reviews)


The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.

For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

The remarkable conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season.

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Y así termina el mundo por última vez

4 stars

Una conclusión muy buena para esta excelente trilogía. En lo personal me harté de un par de personajes por sus decisiones y su forma de comportarse, y aunque me puso muy triste la forma en que la historia de Essun termina, me pareció apropiada. En general, una increíble historia con un potente mensaje, excelentemente escrita. Jemisin se ha convertido en una de mis autoras contemporáneas favoritas.

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5 stars

And thus it is over, the best trilogy I have read this year, or possibly in years.

The Stone Sky seamlessly continues the story from The Obelisk Gate, without much of a time-jump. The survivors of Castrima move north, towards the equator, with Essun who feels torn between saving the comm, finding her daughter Nassun, and doing that last favor for Alabaster, to return the moon and end the Seasons. Inevitably, it comes to a grand finale in Corepoint where mother and daughter finally meet again, and the fate of the world lies in their hands.

The Broken Earth is a thought-provoking series. Especially in this last book it comes to a head that there's always been systemic oppression in human history. In this fictional version of our far-future planet, we meet multiple groups who are oppressed and used by the powers-that-be, hated and controlled. "But for a society built …

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