The City We Became (The Great Cities Trilogy, #1)

by N. K. Jemisin

4 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 1 review • 51 shelved
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The City We Became (The Great Cities Trilogy, #1)

by N. K. Jemisin

4 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 1 review • 51 shelved

'A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York' Neil Gaiman on THE CITY WE BECAME

'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation. . .Jemisin seems able to do just about everything'

'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold'

Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. 

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

'The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy'

'N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction' 

  • ISBN13 9780356517667
  • Publish Date 29 July 2021 (first published 24 March 2020)
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Orbit
  • Edition Watersones Exclusive
  • Format Paperback (B-Format (198x129 mm))
  • Pages 480
  • Language English
  • Special Sprayed Edges


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Renee 2 of 5 stars
I was very disappointed by the fantasy aspect of this book (which is the reason why I bought this book). It just didn’t deliver, at all. I do think that putting so much emphasis on racism is (unfortunately) necessary sometimes to make people face the truth. Because those things exist. And the main characters were all portrayed stereotypes of their neighborhoods, so I am ok with the heavy portrayal of, well, stereotypes.