The apocalypse happened. The continent known as The Stillness was split. The resulting volcanic activity filled the world with poisonous gas and ash, driving survivors into tiny communities from which they will never emerge, although if they are lucky, in ten thousand years, their descendents might.
While all the characters are trapped in small spaces, the world of The Obelisk Gate seems bigger than ever in this epic fantasy, the sequel to N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season.
This book examines slavery, power, systems of oppression, and what it would take to make someone want to break the world.