Wednesday, December 17, 2014

So Read It Already!

NK Jemisin “The Inheritance Trilogy Omnibus” (Orbit, 2014)

I can name three new writers who have published major trilogies in the last decade or so. In each case, the originality and high quality of both the ideas and the writing are indicators that these women are to be taken seriously as writers in the field.  We will be reading their books for years to come.

One of those writers is NK Jemisin, and now you have the opportunity to get her trilogy in a single handy volume.  (With an additional novella!)

Jemisin has given us a richly detailed world where gods walk alongside mortals.  This is unlike any fantasy that you have ever read.  There is no chosen one, no quest to find or destroy magical objects.  This is a story about tyranny, freedom, colonialism, religion, power, romance, sex.  

If you don’t like fantasy because it all seems to be the same, this is for you.  If you love fantasy because of the strange worlds you can explore, then this is for you.

This is one of the major genre works of this millennium. If you are a fan of the genre, then you need to read these books.  It’s just that simple.

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