The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

By N. K. Jemisin

  • Release Date: 2010-02-25
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 267 Ratings


After her mother's mysterious death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky in order to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in the first book in this award-winning fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.

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.


  • Great read

    By Bugman80
    I am in awe of the minds of writers that can develop totally new worlds from their own imaginations. Such is the case of Rawlings and such is the case of N. K. Jemisin. I enjoyed the read entirely from my iPad Pro and looking forward to her next book. Kudos!
  • Not good

    By Predictably disappointed.
    It was really just not good.. It wasn't the worst, I blame the editing. With practice this author could amount to something interesting, especially if they look outside their own warped idea of how things work and actually observe human interaction.
  • One of the best books I've ever read!!!

    By Denny-Girl-A&T
    Soooo good!!!