Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
N. K. Jemisin
Orbit, 2010

Yes, I know things have been a bit sparse here as of late.  December is always a bit of a rough month between holiday related obligations and two jobs I tend to be split a bit thin and, during the free time I do have, tend be a little bit exhausted.  Thankfully, I have been able to sit down for enough time read several books though finding the time to write about them hasn’t been easy.  I actually managed to read through The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in about three days or so which was a surprise because in truth I really hadn’t even expected to start reading the book.

What sold me on the novel wasn’t the back of the book, or the multitude of good reviews it has received but rather the single opening sentence from Brent Weeks’s (the Night Angel Trilogy, The Black Prism) review of it Goodreads: “What if gods were real…and walked among us…enslaved…and were used as weapons…and were really pissed off about it?”  That sounded pretty cool to me.  In fact, it reminded a little of Scalzi’s The God Engines; a novella I quite enjoyed.

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