OK, I heard about this a few weeks ago and hinted at it a few posts back. Have been gleefully sitting on the news, waiting for the folks at PW to post the review themselves before I unveiled it. It’s still not up there, so you can’t see the actual text yet. But the folks at Orbit have already spilled the beans, so that means I get to squee too — The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has gotten a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly!
Like I said, I’ve seen the actual text of the review, and it’s phenomenal; can’t wait to share it. This makes a big-review trifecta for me: PW, Romantic Times, and Kirkus. There may yet be more; dunno if Library Journal or other review outlets have received the ARC or chosen to review it. But I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got so far.
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Great news! And I’m sure well-deserved. I am looking forward to reading your book.
Text as follows:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms N.K. Jemisin Orbit, $13.99 paper (432p) ISBN 978-0-316-04391-5
Convoluted without being dense, Jemisin’s engaging debut grabs readers right from the start. Yeine desires nothing more than a normal life in her “barbarian” homeland of Darr. But her mother was of the powerful Arameri family, and when Yeine is summoned to the capital city of Sky a month after her mother’s murder, she cannot refuse. Dakarta, her grandfather and the Arameri patriarch, pits her against her two cousins as a potential heir to the throne. In an increasingly deep Zelaznyesque series of political maneuverings, Yeine, nearly powerless but fiercely determined, finds potential allies among her relatives and the gods who are forced to live in Sky as servants after losing an ancient war. Multifaceted characters struggle with their individual burdens and desires, creating a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists. (Mar.)
Way to go, Nora. :oD
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