Intro to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms read-along

The Hundred Thousand KingdomsI had such a blast with The Republic of Thieves read-along that I’m jumping straight into a new one 🙂 Susan from Dab of Darkness and Andrea, the Little Red Reviewer have set up a read-along of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. They will be joined by Anya at On Starships & Dragonwings, and invited me to be the fourth host.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the first book in The Inheritance Trilogy, followed by The Broken Kingdoms and The Kingdom of Gods. It won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and was nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award, and the James Tiptree jr. Award.

Check out the blurb from Goodreads:

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate – and gods and mortals – are bound inseparably together.


The schedule will go as follows:

Chapters 1-9 (106 pages) Dab of Darkness, Dec. 2nd
Chapters 10-16 (100 pages) On Starships & Dragonwings, Dec. 9th
Chapters 17-22 (96 pages) Little Red Reviewer Dec. 16th
Chapters 23-End (96 pages) Violin in a Void, Dec. 23rd

If you’d like to join in with your own blog posts, email Susan at nrlymrtl [at] gmail [dot] com, or let me know in the comments. We’ll put you on the list to get the discussion questions before the posts go out.

Of course you’re also welcome to just jump in wherever you like to share your thoughts. With all those award nominations this book must have loads worth talking about; I can’t wait!

6 thoughts on “Intro to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms read-along

    • Yay! Going to start tomorrow or Friday so that I have as little time between reading and the questions as possible. Luckily I don’t have a job to worry about 🙂

    • I’m not surprised you forgot all the details – there’s so much to remember! I must have highlighted a whole chapter’s worth of text on my Kindle by now. After criticising the lack of politics in The Republic of Thieves, I’m suddenly trying to juggle the politics of humans and gods! Love it though, it’s a great read so far.

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