Reading roundup 19/10/22

Welcome to this week’s Reading Roundup post! Today, I am bringing you the final book in The Broken Earth trilogy by N K Jemisin…

The Stone Sky by N K Jemisin

The third book is The Stone Sky. As I was quite seriously ill at the beginning of last week, I was unable to fit in another book. So I only have this one to tell you about. To make up for that, this is a quite brilliant book in an amazing series overall. Anyway, here is the blurb:

“The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe.

For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.”

And here is my response to the book on the Goodreads website:

The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a good final part of the trilogy with everything nicely tied up by the end. I can’t quite give five stars because I felt that the early part of the book dragged in places. Also, nothing could quite live up to the amazing first book! The three books were extremely dark with pretty grim characters too, but I am glad that I read them. If I were younger, I would re-read them over and over as I think that there is so much to get out of these extraordinary books. But, I haven’t enough time to do that, so I will look out for other books by this author and read them instead!

View all my reviews

This trilogy comes highly recommended if you enjoy very dark and grim plots, intriguing and complex characters and utterly incredible world building. The author’s imagination is amazing! I am definitely going to try some of her other work, although I will probably wait a while as her writing is quite overwhelming!

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



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