The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

by N. K. Jemisin

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Book 18 of 56 in the Literary Fantasy Books
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In this brilliantly original debut fantasy, a young woman becomes entangled in a power struggle of mythic proportions.

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

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Book Awards

Nominated 3 times in total

World Fantasy

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Anonymous | 2016-05-04 06:50:13
absolutely gorgeous!
Anonymous | 2016-09-23 03:13:31
I don't read novels with women or girls as the main protagonist.
Nennorwe | 2018-01-30 07:38:39
I could not put these down. Absolutely loved them! Great character development, good mythology, and I just want MORE! Check out her Broken Earth trilogy too - excellent story teller.
Anonymous | 2018-02-11 05:58:53
Awful world and cringeworthy romance, the sex scene made me laugh but not in a good way, “whales with the faces of friends long gone” erm if I saw that during sex it would NOT be and aphrodisiac. Embarrassingly awkward attempt at a novel.
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