The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I would give this 3.5 stars. It was good. Not great (like mind blown great) but good. The story was slow to develop but evenly paced until the end. It’s hard to explain how I feel about this first book because it wasn’t an action packed book but it also wasn’t boring. I found it interesting and well written. I liked the characters; didn’t love Yeine or become attached to her. Nahodath I liked very much. The world building was just ok. Like other slower moving stories I didn’t find or feel that I wasted my time reading this. I rather enjoyed it on some deeper level. Ok then, let’s see what The Broken Kingdoms (Book 2) brings.