Sunday, 30 October 2011

FANTASY REVIEW: The Inheritance Trilogy 3: The Kingdom of Gods - NK Jemisin

Release Date: 13/10/11


For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family's interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for. As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom - which even gods fear - is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens the kingdom of gods?


The third title in NK Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy and one that along with the others, really won’t let you sit comfortably and has been a long wait for fans. As with the previous two it has great characters, decent plot line and of course new and novel ways to do things from magic through to the interaction between deities and their followers in this no holds barred fast action title that demonstrates that NK is an author to watch.

Add to this some great twists, a real sense of not only accomplishment but also of joy at the developments and the reader is given not only a seriously decent read but one that will stay with them for quite some time as future titles will be judged against the skills presented within. For me, this has been a real breakthrough and a pure joy although that has to be tempered with the regret that this, for now, is the final journey into NK’s mind for a while.

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