December 3 2021

The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Obelisk gate

The Obelisk Gate, by NK Jemisin

Title: The Obelisk Gate
Author: NK Jemisin
Genre/ issues: Fantasy.

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This has been the book that Jacob has been reading to me over the past month and a half. If you’ve read any NK Jemisin, you’ll know just what an impressive feat that is – for him, I mean. I got to lay in bed and listen to him expertly navigate the narration of Jemisin’s complex, detailed fantasy creation.
Anyway, The Obelisk Gate. It’s hard to adequately review this in terms of content, because you run the risk of either underselling it, or completely overshooting the bounds of the text allowed by Instagram. This is book 2 in the Broken Earth trilogy, a wholly unique, captivating, and mind-blowing fantasy series. I read a comment recently that this book forces you to become a smarter reader, and I wholly endorse that sentiment. It’s not an easy read, but it’s fascinating and wonderful, both for the complexity of the world building and the depth of the characters. Book 1 blew my mind last year. This is equally as good. I’d say I can’t wait for book 3, but I think we are going to, because our brains are the best kind of mush right now. Brilliant. Thanks for being my favourite narrator, #JacobReads.

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Happy reading,




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Posted December 3, 2021 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, Serious Adulty Books

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