AUTHOR: N.K. Jemisin
AWARDS: Hugo Award for Best Novel (2017), Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (2016), Locus Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (2017), World Fantasy Award Nominee for Novel (2017), James Tiptree Jr. Award Nominee for Longlist (2016), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2016)
The Obelisk Gate
The Broken Earth Trilogy, Book #2
by N.K. Jemisin
The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, and thus seal the fate of the Stillness forever.
The Stillness is the wall which stands against the flow of tradition, the spark of hope long buried under the thickening ashfall. And it will not be broken.
A significant character is attracted to people of multiple genders.