Goodness, goodness me – I am loving this trilogy. My only slight disappointment is that the third book doesn’t come out until this fall. I don’t wanna wait that long!
This is the second book in Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy (not to be confused with Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance series AKA Eragon), and it’s every bit as wonderful as the first book, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. While this is written so that it could be a stand alone novel, I really think you’re better off reading these books in order.
Anyways, this story takes place ten years after the events in the first book. Our heroine is Oree Shoth, a blind street artist living in Shadow. Oree’s life kind of revolves around magic, gods, and godlings. This causes problems for her one day when she discovers a godling murdered in an alley. From there Oree and her mysterious mute house guest are thrown into a brand new conspiracy. And that’s all I really want to say about this plot, because I don’t want to give anything away. Just go start reading this series now.
A couple characters from the first book make an appearance here as well – namely the Three gods. Sieh, a child-god from the first book, also shows up (I ❤ him). A whole bunch of new characters are introduced as well, my favorite probably being a godling named Madding. I am totally engrossed in this world in which gods interact so closely with humanity. The whole world that Jemisin has created is just fascinating to me. I actually wish we lived in this kind of crazy world.
The most exciting thing is that I won’t have to wait long for the third book, titled The Kingdom of Gods – according to the author’s site, it’ll be out on October 27th. And I believe the main character of the third book will be Sieh. I am beyong excited about that!
So, go start this trilogy. Now. Please?
Sarah Says: 4.5 stars