The second in Jemisin’s trilogy storms out the gate – mysteries are deepened even as they turn to secrets and are uncovered. The scale of what she’s working on – from the role of humanity as a form of social control through to the meaning of parent child relationships – is starting to become clear, and Jemisin is nothing if not ambitious. The mystery of the Obelisks deepens.
Nassun is found, and may be lost.
Alabaster is still alive, sort of.
The world is ending, and no one quite yet knows.
Humanity is put to the test, and is pretty well found wanting.