Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sumko's Reads ~ Broken Kingdoms
I just finished Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin. I came across this book via a review. I recently signed up for their newsletter and that is how it came to me.
Here's how this goes: I skimmed the review and it intrigued me. They reviewed the second book in a trilogy and I went to Amazon and ordered what I thought was the first book. But alas - it is not. I actually ordered the very book they reviewed and I have to say that despite being the middle book of a trilogy where I have not yet read the first book - I enjoyed it very much. The protagonist is a young woman, Oree, who is an artist, although blind. However, she lives in a world where "godlings" walk among mortal folks and unlike most people the one thing she can see is the divine magic that they work. The city she lives in is on a giant world tree. I don't think that the entire world is on this tree because she travelled there from somewhere else. The book begins with the the murder of one of the godlings and with Oree taking in a foundling. I really enjoyed the world, Oree and her investigation of the events which lead to revelations about herself and her family.
NK Jemisin's website: http://nkjemisin.com/books/the-inheritance-trilogy/