The Broken Earth

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 543 ratings

The Fifth Season Publisher's Summary

This is the way the world ends. For the last time.

A season of endings has begun.

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.

A new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award-nominated author N. K. Jemisin.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 N.K. Jemisin (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • Written by: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating world

    • By Blythe on 2018-05-03

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

  • Book 2

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • Written by: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A strong sequel...

    • By vmeismendi on 2019-04-13

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

  • Book 3

    • The Stone Sky

    • Written by: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A real grind to get through

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-05

    Price: CDN$ 37.71