The Hundred-Thousand Kingdoms: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy (Inheritance Trilogy 1)

by N.K. Jemisin | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1841498173 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rem_BGQ-488500 on 6/22/2010
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by rem_BGQ-488500 on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Journal Entry 2 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 5, 2011
This arrived on Saturday. Many thanks, Lemon-Crisis, for the book, bookmark and various postcards!

Journal Entry 3 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I very much enjoyed this book. I've already ordered the second book in the trilogy from the library!

It's a well-plotted, well-characterised high fantasy tale. The power play centers around politics rather than force of arms, and the feudal world in which it's set isn't the typical cod-medieval set-up.

Thanks for sharing, Lemon-Crisis. I'm not sure how I'll BookCross this, but I'll get it travelling again soon.

Journal Entry 4 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, March 5, 2012
I've lent this to a good friend who I think will enjoy it. I'll send it on another BookCrossing journey when I receive it back...

Journal Entry 5 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I've got this back -- my friend liked it a lot.

I still haven't decided where it will travel next...

Journal Entry 6 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I'm going to start a bookray for this -- I hope there's lots of interest as the book deserves plenty of readers. The book is a paperback, 412pp, 12x20x3cm, about 320g.

Bookray participants:
xlacrimax, Lithuania (EU preferred, Int if needed) - arrived 01 March 2013
Andrasthe, Austria (EU preferred, Int if needed) - arrived 21 May 2013
carelaisa, Canada (Canada/USA) - arrived 09 June 2013
Izzy5000, USA (USA) - asked to be skipped
JudySlump612, USA (Int) - arrived 23 July 2013
Pookie08, Australia (As close to Australia as possible) - asked to be skipped
Bookray complete!

Journal Entry 7 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (2/13/2013 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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The bookray starts! Happy reading, everyone.

Journal Entry 8 by roommush at Panevėžys, Panevėžio Lithuania on Friday, March 1, 2013
The book is with me now! :)
I've received 2 bookring books at the same time, so I'll first finish the other one as it has traveled longer and it is smaller and then I'll go on to this one.
Thanks for sharing! ^^

Journal Entry 9 by roommush at Panevėžys, Panevėžio Lithuania on Friday, March 29, 2013
It was a highly enjoyable and interesting book, I will surely continue with the series :)
Now waiting for the address of the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 10 by Andrasthe at Klagenfurt, Kärnten Austria on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Got it. It finally arrived and I will get to it soon :)

Update:
I enjoyed the book very much. The protagonist was not invincible, but also not helpless. The different parties were not too obvious in their undertakings and the overall story was quite beautiful for a book that was supposed to be light reading :)

The characters were very entertaining and the descriptions left enough space to get lost in your own imagination. Dealing with gods - well that was a refreshing angle for me - and I wouldn't mind getting to know one of them in particular ... you know who... even if this might not actually be all too smart ;)

Thank you very much for including me, I am truly tempted to go and search for the second part.

Journal Entry 11 by Andrasthe at Klagenfurt, Kärnten Austria on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (5/31/2013 UTC) at Klagenfurt, Kärnten Austria

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on its way

Journal Entry 12 by wingcarelaisawing at Québec, Québec Canada on Sunday, June 9, 2013
The book is finally here!

I have 2 bookrays to read ahead of this one but I'll try to be as fast as I can.

Thanks Andrasthe for sending the book my way and Nell-Lu for sharing it with us :)

Journal Entry 13 by wingcarelaisawing at Québec, Québec Canada on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
It was an interesting read, plunging into a world of mortals and mythology. Though it was nice to learn about the mythology of this world, it sometimes slowdown the pace of the story. I’m all for setting the basis of a story but here because of that, it took me a long time before I felt I was truly “into” the story and what was going on with the main character. Hopefully, since it’s a trilogy, I hope the next book won’t be like that as well. Overall, it was a book that I enjoyed and I’m glad to have discovered this author and a good fantasy novel.

I will pm the next bcer and mail the book in the coming days!

EDIT: June 27th -- Izzy5000 asked to be skipped so I'm pm'ing the next bcer.

EDIT: the book is now travelling to the next reader as of today, July 16th.

Journal Entry 14 by JudySlump612 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Book arrived here safely today - thanks to all of you!

Journal Entry 15 by JudySlump612 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, September 6, 2013
Incredibly, this is Jemisin's first novel, and it is sooo good. As Nell-Lu says, this is a long way from 'typical.'

Jemisin creates characters and situations with brilliant originality, and she does it so deftly she makes it look easy. For example, Yeine sees a potential ally in a formal meeting at which she cannot speak, gesture, or even change her neutral expression: "...so I stared back as a show of respect, which seemed to please her." Just look at how much that sentence says about the two people, their social milieu, and their future relationship! She does that again and again, slipping background information into the story as simply as you or I might stir a little cream into our coffee.

I really like the main character, Yeine. She makes mistakes, usually because she lacks information, but she bounces back with courage and resourcefulness. The other characters are also interesting and (for the most part) free of stereotype. The writing is excellent and the plot fascinating. While there are some surprising twists, you can see in retrospect that they've been prepared.

Personally I have one minor quibble. For almost all of the book, Yeine is very pragmatic and determined. Then, after the climactic choosing of the heir, everything gets a little mushy. It makes sense in most ways, but it still felt unsatisfying to me. Nonetheless, this is an exciting glimpse of a new world, and I'll look for more by Jemisin.

One final note: I couldn't find any credit for the artist of the cover illustration. It's terrific, and well suited to the book.

Journal Entry 16 by JudySlump612 at By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (9/7/2013 UTC) at By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Shared with quietorchid at the TC Meetup

Journal Entry 17 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, September 8, 2013
JudySlump612 brought this to our BC meeting and told me I'd like it. She is rarely wrong, so I snapped it up! Thanks!

Journal Entry 18 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I did enjoy this. Very complex, and well written. The main charater Yeine is born into a time when the world is out of balance because of a Gods' War that occurred generations beyond count previously. We might doubt this as modern readers, but Yeine has to deal with a society that has captive godlings in their midst.

Imaginative, and gripping. Thanks for the good read!

Journal Entry 19 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, May 4, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (5/4/2014 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Gave to a friend at the BC Meet-up.
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Journal Entry 20 by wingbookhunter21wing at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, May 5, 2014
Reading the comments, this sounds really good. I plan to give it a try and then release it.

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