The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms follows the story of Yeine Darr, a girl from a rugged village summoned to the lush capital city of Sky by her grandfather. After her mother dies under somewhat mysterious circumstances, Yeine appears before her grandfather Dekarta, who is the ruler in Sky, and learns that she has been chosen along with two of her cousins as potential heirs.

Weaving her way through various political schemes to remove her as a successor and trying to determine what really happened to her mother are enough of a challenge for Yeine. Complicating matters even further are a host of enslaved Gods residing in Sky - including the endearing Child-God Sieh and the dangerously alluring Night Lord Nahadoth.

I downloaded this book for my Kindle after hearing some glowing reviews for it. It took me a while to really get pulled into the story, but I appreciated the unique voice and creative storytelling of author N.K. Jemisin combining fantasy, romance, and politics. Yeine was a very original heroine and in many ways she was my favorite part of the book. At times the pacing of the story was a bit slow, but once I reached the central action of the story I was hooked until the end. This was a promising debut work with great potential for future entries in the series.

2 Response to "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"

  1. Beth D. says:
    January 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    I actually have this one on my book shelf, but haven't been able to get to it yet. I hear it is pretty awesome sauce!

    Beth ^_^

  2. Sarah says:
    January 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Oooo I love these books. And while I love Yeine, Naha & Sieh are who I'm really crazy about. I feel like I could read about them and their crazy god ways.

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