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The Fifth Season

(2015)
(The first book in the Broken Earth series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Hugo Best Book
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
This is the way the world ends. Again.

Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter.

Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilisation's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance. And, worst of all, across the heartland of the world's sole continent, a great red rift has been been torn which spews ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries. But this is the Stillness, a land long familiar with struggle, and where orogenes - those who wield the power of the Earth as a weapon - are feared far more than the long, cold night.

Essun has remembered herself, and she will have her daughter back. She does not care if the world falls apart around her. Essun will break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.

The first novel in a new series by award-winning author N. K. Jemisin where a mother struggles to find her daughter in a postapocalpytic world.

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Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Used availability for N K Jemisin's The Fifth Season


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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD 2016 (Broken Earth Trilogy)
Author(s): N K Jemisin
ISBN: 0-356-50819-6 / 978-0-356-50819-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)
Author(s): N K Jemisin
ISBN: 0-316-22929-6 / 978-0-316-22929-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1
Author(s): N K Jemisin
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   

November 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1
Author(s): N K Jemisin
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1
Author(s): N K Jemisin
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)
Author(s): N K Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD 2016
Author(s): N K Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   


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