So, I finished this book quite a while ago actually (about two weeks to be more precise) but I still have some difficulties to order my thoughts and feelings about this one.
“THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. FOR THE LAST TIME.
A season of endings has begun.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. ”
Book synopsis from the Orbit website
After this blurb, you may still ask yourself “Okay but about what this is really about ?!”. Oh well. In this story you follow three main perspectives, Essun a fourty-three years old who just lost her son who was murdered by his own dad, Damaya a young child (around 8 years old I think) and Syenite a twenty something woman. All three of those characters are orogenes which mean that they can manipulate Earth and, on the Stillness, the continent where they live, this ability is both a power and a danger. Continue reading