The Obelisk Gate

by N. K. Jemisin | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0356508366 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingInawing of München, Bayern Germany on 8/28/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingInawing from München, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
From the cover:
"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."

Journal Entry 2 by wingInawing at München, Bayern Germany on Friday, July 10, 2020
Das Buch ist Hugo-Preisträger 2017

I did not like it quite as much as the Fifth Season: Partly maybe because it shifts more away from Science Fiction to Fantasy, partly because the description of life in Castrima with all its discussions is not quite as catching as the three stories in the first volume.
But still it is a good and fascinating book: The described world is interesting and that Essun with all her missing social competence is not the most likeable main character I would also see as a plus-point - as the telling in the second person forces the reader to identify with her, though.
And I'm very curious how the third volume will solve all this, especially the mother-daughter-conflict.

Journal Entry 3 by wingInawing at München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Released 3 wks ago (7/15/2020 UTC) at München, Bayern Germany


Folgt nun dem ersten Band

Journal Entry 4 by Wichtelkoenigin at Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, July 16, 2020
The book has arrived in Cologne this morning, thanks a lot!
I've started the first part and love it so far. :-)

Journal Entry 5 by Wichtelkoenigin at Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Finished this one as well and stayed up well after midnight for two days in a row as I couldn't stop reading.

I didn't mind that things became more fantasy - like, that's the genre which caused my love for reading, after all. It's a very clever fantasy series, I think, addressing topics like racism and explaining how oppression works. And then the seasons, which made me think of climate change... I thought it was a bit political.
What I liked about this second book is that we got to know more about this world and its various inhabitants.

Journal Entry 6 by Wichtelkoenigin at Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, August 03, 2020

Released 3 days ago (8/3/2020 UTC) at Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany


The book is finally on its way to the next reader. :-)

Journal Entry 7 by wingUrfinwing at Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, August 06, 2020
The two books arrived yesterday or the day before yesterday.
Looking forward to reading them,
and they both count for the Hugo-Award-Challenge, I see :o)

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