“I WANT TO KEEP TELLING THIS as I have: in your mind, in your voice, telling you what to think and know. Do you find this rude? It is, I admit. Selfish. When I speak as just myself, it’s difficult to feel like part of you. It is lonelier. Please; let me continue a bit longer.”
This book is the second in a trilogy.
- The Fifth Season – 5/5 Earthquakes
- The Obelisk Gate – 5/5 Crystals
- The Stone Sky – TBR, but I imagine it’s amazing.
What is it about?
“HMM. NO. I’M TELLING THIS WRONG.”
This is the opening line to book 2 of the Broken Earth Trilogy. As far as opening lines go, I think this one is funny and catching, and will stand out to me for a long time. It also accurately says that there’s a lot going on and it’s difficult to explain. I tried to explain it to my husband, but that did not go well.
We know from book 1 that the world is ending, and book 2 is basically the continued struggle for survival. Keep in mind, though, that it’s a lot more interesting and complicated than that!
Was it good?
It was brilliant and beautiful, and I loved it. I especially loved that most of it was told in that 2nd person perspective. It’s like you awoke from a coma and someone is telling you what you did and felt. It is such a unique story telling technique and it makes me feel really immersed in the story. I loved it.