Hello, my name is Tabitha from Behind the Pages and I’m here to bring you my guest review of The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, book three in The Broken Earth Trilogy! If you do not like dark fantasy books, steer clear of this one.
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Guest Review of The Stone Sky
Be prepared to have your emotions go through a grinder. N. K. Jemisin is a master at building up conflict and keeping readers engaged. And this time she is pitting mother against daughter. Both believe they know what is right for the world, but one chooses to destroy that which is broken and the other wants to right the wrongs that were done to Father Earth.
The way love is portrayed throughout The Broken Earth Trilogy is complex and messy. Different characters love for different reasons, and their lives have impacted how they love. This level of reality in emotions I have never seen done before. And as the story pulled Nassun and Essun back together, it built this cacophony between the two because of how they perceived love and what was acceptable.
Not only do the characters drive this story forward, but so do the cleverly placed bits of history that have been laid down leading up to The Stone Sky. I have never been so invested in learning about the history of a fantasy world. And N.K. Jemisin brought it all to a head as she started revealing actual scenes from before the shattering. And true to style, no details are spared, allowing readers to see how the atrocities of the world they are reading about came to be.
I don’t want to let go of this world. I wish there were more books to read. It will be very hard for me to find another set of books that can top The Broken Earth Trilogy. I highly recommend this to fans of dark fantasy.
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