Review: The Obelisk Gate

26228034Title: The Obelisk Gate (2016)
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Pages: 448
Series: The Broken Earth #2


Review: This continues to be unlike any book series I’ve read. N.K. Jemisin’s use of language is wholly immersive and imbued with so much brutality. Her imagery pulls you in and communicates the nature of the world so effectively that it’s draining to read in long sittings. Compared to the first book, this one seemed less focused and had a more meandering story to tell. It’s the sort of book I appreciate more than I enjoy, as it’s unrelentingly harsh and moments of levity are few and far between.

★★★¼ out of 5

The Broken Earth series:
1. The Fifth Season (2015) – 3.5 stars
2. The Obelisk Gate (2016) – 3.25 stars

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