Book Review: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

“How can we prepare for the future if we won’t acknowledge the past?”

An amazing series comes to an end. It has been fantastic, reading this series; I don’t think I can really write much about it because I can’t do it justice. This book is a perfect conclusion to this series; it answers all the questions that have been going through my mind since I started reading The Fifth Season – how was the world originally like, who sent the Moon away, how did the Shattering occur, what is the origin of orogeny, who are the stone eaters and whose side are they on.

“But for a society built on exploitation, there is no greater threat than having no one left to oppress. Someone must suffer, if the rest are to enjoy luxury.”

This book as well as the series explore so many other themes through the story. A mother will do anything to protect her child, irrespective of how strong or wrong the child is. Oppression can’t go on forever, it will turn into a dangerous bloody cycle. We can’t exploit nature endlessly with no consequences. Ultimately, all everyone wants is a little bit of love – between family, friends or even strangers. Just show a little bit of love and little less of fear towards the person next to you and the world will have less strife.

“There have always been those who use despair and desperation as weapons.”

I think everyone should read this series. It’s extremely well written prose, engaging story, very strongly developed characters, and a world that is very different and similar to ours at the same time. Books that provoke you, make you think and introspect, being enjoyable at the same time, are very hard to come by, especially in Fiction. Don’t let go of this one.

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️

“If you love someone, you don’t get to choose how they love you back.”

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