Started, The Kingdom of Gods

I loved N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Kingdoms to pieces. So for once, instead of waiting ages to get around to the next book, I’m quickly back for more. Hooray!

For anyone who wonders, I decided to do these “Started” posts as a place to indicate a new start – because sometimes I read a book in days, but sometimes it takes months – and to have a place to share the blurb since my “reviews” are more emotional responses than actual reviews. This gives a place for the what’s-the-book-about part and later I’ll do the how-i-felt-about-the-book part. It also lets me make any comments I might have about why I chose to read the book.

(And I’ll try to remember to add a link from the latter to the former, but since I’m pulling the blurbs from Goodreads and there’s always a link to that in the review format, it probably doesn’t matter desperately.)

The Kingdom of Gods

The Kingdom of Gods
N. K. Jemisin
Inheritance Trilogy, Book 3

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 the Gods?

(Blurb from


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