The Broken Kingdoms : Inheritance Trilogy (Jemisin)

  • by N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by Casaundra Freeman
  • Series: Inheritance Trilogy (Jemisin)
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The gods have broken free after centuries of slavery, and the world holds its breath, fearing their vengeance. The saga of mortals and immortals continues in The Broken Kingdoms. In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight.
This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy.
Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger - but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself?

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please give us book number 3, audible overlords!!!

incredible work by ms. jemisin! I have listened to all of her books now, but wish the final book in this trilogy was available on audible! her writing is unlike any other; dreamlike and poetic. she is a storytelling shaman - weaving you into intricate otherworldly realms that you never want to leave...! now that I am done listening to all of her available books I am promptly going to listen to all of them again!
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- katya

Very enjoyable new epic fantasy

This series is set in an invented world in which gods and their offspring walk or live among human beings, something like Greek mythology. There is something very fresh about Jemisin's approach to the genre. In this book, the narrator is a blind street artist who is only able to see magic, which she perceives as glowing light, or her own paintings. A narrator who can't see most of the action makes for a challenging portal through which to explore a strange world, but the author makes it work, playing off the tension between what Ori can't perceive and the heightened perceptions of her other senses. Also she's vulnerable, a very humble, down-to-earth person, so she also "sees" the social order of the novel from a perspective that all the more powerful characters cannot. This one is not in the least predictable. The narrator occasionally seems to be in over her head, but mostly does fine. I frequently found myself lingering over chores and even extending my gym workouts because I was so eager to hear what happened next.
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- Laurene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio