AirToob Lightning

I have read a lot of science fiction and fantasy books in my time, and this trilogy is top-of-the-range in either category.

It is unique in many ways, but most of them I can't tell you about without seriously spoiling the plot.

I can say that it's the only work I have read in which the “science” part is geology, and that the style of story-telling includes passages addressed to “you”, putting you in the story as one of the characters - but which one, and who is telling you the story, is something you don't find out until the end.

The whole trilogy, in fact, is a gripping and apparently endless series of reveals.

The excellent review (click the image above to read) contains spoilers, so please don't read too far if you read it at all.

I will risk one extract from the review:

What also makes this work unique is the author herself, the first black winner of SF and Fantasy's prestigious Hugo Award (which was given to each of the novels in this trilogy as it appeared).

If you click the image below, which comes from a different excellent review in The Guardian, you will learn more about the author and also about the trilogy (relatively spoiler-free).
N.K. Jemisin


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