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

it was amazing
Read in April, 2011

This book is SO EXCELLENT. It's like Jemisin took these stories about boys going out to avenge their father and took it to a whole new level by making it about gods and mothers. I mean, at the heart, this is a book about women and how ruthless and necessary they are. How much female nature is about creation is destruction. A central theme throughout the whole book is Mother as God in the eyes of children. And jealousy. And love.

I am having a hard time putting words to this because it was about so many things and at the same time, I left it feeling like everything was interwoven so perfectly and so well. An amazing first novel.

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