The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015)


This is the way the world ends...for the last time.

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

“The Fifth Season” invites us to imagine a dismantling of the earth in both the literal and the metaphorical sense, and suggests the possibility of a richer and more fundamental escape.

SFF World : The Fifth Season (August 04, 2015)

The Fifth Season is a powerful, epic novel of discovery, pain, and heartbreak across the landscape of a many-times broken world with characters who are supremely flawed and broken themselves.

With The Fifth Season, Jemisin brilliantly illustrates the belief that, yes, imaginative world-building is a vital element of fantasy — but also that every character is a world unto herself.

Book Details  

Publisher: ORBIT (August 04, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780316229302

Page count: 500 pages

File size: 3.1 MB

Language: English

Awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel 2016 winner

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