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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
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Jan 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy
Read from January 24 to 31, 2011

What a story! In the short span of just less than five hundred pages, the author pens an elaborate tale about a world of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms--the mythology of creation, the hierarchy and powers of the gods, and how the world arrived at its current state of affairs. It's an intricate tale of the people who inhabit the world, their relationships to each other and their gods and how closely entwined the two are. The story encompasses such a vast array of topics such as religion, world politics, familial issues, racial and ethnic issues and above all, the life of one young woman who gets entangled in a complicated struggle between peoples and gods when all she wishes for is to live happy and free and to love and be loved.

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Reading Progress

01/28/2011 page 50
12.0% "A fascinating story set in an intriguing world..." 5 comments
01/30/2011 page 131
32.0% "I'm at times a bit confused about Yeine's dreams, memories and speculations about the gods and godlings and some mortals--particularly her mother and her own self, but perhaps I am just over thinking possible connections, so I'm just going to read without trying too hard to figure things out and hopefully things will fall into place in my head. :)"
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