The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

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So it turns out that when you stop working in your PJs on the couch and actually go to an office every morning, it’s a lot harder to use the time when you can’t sleep and can’t stand to stay in bed anymore to write blog posts. But I read the first two books of N. K. Jemisin’s Inheritance trilogy this summer, and now the third book is due out in a month so I thought I’d tell a little story about reading them.

I’d had The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms on my library “for later” list long enough that when I finally put a hold on one, I mixed up which book was the first and got The Broken Kingdoms. Which I then read over the course of about 3 days. And then a few days after that, I found myself on the bus with no unread books on my kindle, and I bought The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on the spot. I think that was a Thursday or Friday, because I definitely spent the next Saturday ignoring all the chores I’d planned so I could finish it. So, you know, I liked the books.

I haven’t pre-ordered The Kingdom of Gods, but only because we just moved and spent a bunch of money in the process and I’m limiting unnecessary spending for a little while. I’m like #5 on the holds list at the library. I’m thinking N. K. Jemisin is a woman to watch.