The Kingdom of Gods

N. K. Jemisin
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After A Bit Of A Slow Start...


This trilogy has been a bit of a downhill slide for me. I really enjoyed the first book and, while the 2nd book did not generate quite the same level of infatuation in my heart, I still enjoyed spending time with it. After finishing this third volume in The Inheritance Trilogy, I find myself vacillating between 3 and 3.5 stars...

While the book gets off to a slow start and takes a while to build, the climax was actually quite good. I'm just not sure the semi-slog that was the first half was worth the eventual payoff. Still, at the end of the day, I settled on a rating of 3.5 because the writing and world-building are both on par with the first two volumes and the story itself remains intriguing. At the onset, I found myself not as engaged with Sieh as protagonist as I had been with the ladies at the center of the earlier books. But Sieh grew on me as he settled into his new circumstance and, by the end, I was invested in his world and the mysterious forces bent on destroying it.

All in all, a decent read - even if parts of it felt rather soap opera-ish. Jemisin does write decent dialog and she imagines a world that is much larger than life. I am likely to read more from her in the future.