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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In this brilliantly original debut fantasy, a young woman becomes entangled in a power struggle of mythic proportions.

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 Inheritance Trilogy:

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  • The Broken Kingdoms
  • The Kingdom of Gods
  • The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) 
  • Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) 
  • The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) 

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

Dreamblood Duology:

  • The Killing Moon
  • The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth:

  • The Fifth Season
  • The Obelisk Gate
  • The Stone Sky
©2010 N. K. Jemisin (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"In The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin has created a smart, passionate heroine and an extraordinary world. Marvelous work from a marvelous storyteller!" (Carol Berg, author of Breath and Bone)

"Many books are good, some are great, but few are truly important. Add to this last category The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin's debut novel.... This is the must-read fantasy of the year." (Booklist)

"The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the provocative and exciting debut novel by a writer whose work I hope to be reading for a long time to come." (Kate Elliott, author of Shadow Gate)

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A well done, original work of fantasy.

I have listened to several audio books by this author and some are definitely better than others. This is my favorite so far. one thing all of the author's books have in common is unique and careful world-building. if you're looking for a fantasy that does not follow the usual formulas you should definitely give this author a try!

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Loved every aspect!

An original and complete story. The twists and turns are enjoyable throughout. And the story is restless in it's expansiveness. Freeman does a fantastic job at narration and brings life to each character and their respective intricacies.

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A True Storyteller

Another NK Jemisin book that I love. Why? Because she tells a story I can't guess what's next. She picks me up in the beginning of a ?memory?, a tale and I ride all the way with her to the end, loving not only the story but the people in the tale. The narration is perfect. All blends together perfectly.

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gripping and sexy

it's a cleverly built and sweeping fantasy world, full of intrigue and sexy gods. the reading is lovely, clear and with lots of distinct character voices.

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ahhhh Sooo good!

The whole story was so well thought out and the narrator was perfect. The ending tied everything up, I honestly wouldn't change a thing

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Hot and Gorgeous

Very immersive and beautiful. All my senses were amazed at this world. Can't wait to start the next in the series. N. K. Jemisin is one of the best scifi/fantasy writers writing today. (too bad at about the sanism right near the end, could've done without that part. broke the suspension, unfortunately)

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OMGoodness! Delicious story!

Flew through this! Loved how the narrator made things come alive. Perfect story to loose oneself in. Can't wait to hear the next installment. Jemisin is ... YES!

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Ye Gods!

Fascinating approach to the gods/human conflict. Great twist at the end of the story.

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loved this so much! cannot recommend it enough

listen to this story. it is amazing. seriously gorgeous and truly transportive. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.