This is the first book of The Inheritance Trilogy by author N.K. Jemison.
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, seat of the ruling Arameri family. 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 with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.
With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate — and gods and mortals — are bound inseparably.
This is N.K. Jemison:
Here is a fan art of the characters in the book:
Because so many people ARE making gorgeous literature and art and music and all kinds of media representing people of color, but not everybody has the machine behind them promoting them.
I have so much love for this series, and for her latest, the Dreamblood series.
READ NK JEMISON’S BOOKS. DO IT NOW.
You could read her blog too, but it would be even better if you bought her books first. :)
These books were fun!
Hoooooh man, I’ve heard some of Jemisin’s short stories and loved them, I need to get on this!
I was like “this looks familiar” and realized I had already downloaded it on my Nook from previous recommendations. It’s next on my to-read list!
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s 2010 book Fed Up! has some pretty radical ideas: He calls Social Security unconstitutional, suggests the 16th and 17th Amendments should be repealed, and that states should be allowed to ban gay people from having sex. But he didn’t pull these ideas out of thin air; Perry’s controversial views on federalism and the nation’s Judeo-Christian roots come straight from the pages of one of his favorite books: The Five Thousand Years Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen. Here’s what else is on Rick Perry’s reading list, and why you should care.
If he runs on trying to get rid of Social Security he’s going to lose half his voters because they are dependent upon social security to live.
I really want him to just go away.