Book Two: The Obelisk Gate

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The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, and thus seal the fate of the Stillness forever.

It continues with a lost daughter, found by the enemy.

It continues with the obelisks, and an ancient mystery converging on answers at last.

The Stillness is the wall which stands against the flow of tradition, the spark of hope long buried under the thickening ashfall. And it will not be broken.


Praise for The Obelisk Gate

“[Jemisin] generates huge amounts of nuanced sympathy for…characters driven to do truly dreadful things, often accidentally, to save themselves and the ones they love. Stunning, again.” — Kirkus (starred review)

“Jemisin’s follow-up to The Fifth Season is exceptional.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“Compelling, challenging, and utterly gripping.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)