Title: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1)
Author: N.K Jemisin
Release Date: February 25, 2010
Publisher: Hachette Book Orbit Group
Page Count: 427 pages
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.
I was really surprised by how much I ended up liking this book. It was very different from what I usually read and now that I am beginning the foray into epic fantasy it is interesting to note the differences between it and the YA I usually read. Even though it was different it was really good! The writing was unique, as was the plot and the characters. It was a little hard for me to connect with the MC Yeine but despite that, it was a very intriguing and entertaining read. I am really looking forward to picking up the next book soon.
From the second the book starts were thrust into Yeine’s world in the middle of the action. She has been summoned by her grandfather who is the king and is named an heir and is now in the middle of a political game that she doesn’t know the rules nor wants any part of. The mythology and story of this world are complex and interesting and the writing style can best be described as jarring. In the middle of scenes or dialogue we routinely get cut off or shown crucial bits and pieces by the person narrating the story and it lends unique and mystical sense to the writing. In short, I really enjoyed this book and Y’all should definitely pick it up soon.
Have you read this? What did you think?