The Fifth Season (Broken Earth Trilogy, #1)

by N. K. Jemisin

John Anthony Di Giovanni (Illustrator)

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Book cover for The Fifth Season

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IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. 
IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

Curious King Books lettered edition, featuring:

  • Limited to 26 copies
  • Comes with a custom hand-made wooden box by expert box maker Peter Canham. The cover has a unique purple piece of agate embedded within the wood as has been laser etched with the author and title.
  • The lettering on the spine has been carved in and hand aged by Peter, with a piece of amethyst cut into the block.
  • Inside, the box has been lined in finest purple suedel with a ribbon for retrieving the book.
  • The book inside is handbound of the finest harmattan black leather and has a unique amethyst crystal shard embedded in the cover, with wrap around foil stamping.
  • The boards are 6mm and chamfered, and the book is gilded gold across all three edges.
  • Inside the book there are marbled endpapers (by the amazing Freya Scott).
  • 9 full colour plates tipped within the book – illustrated by John Anthony Di Giovanni
  • Printed on Magnani Mouldmade Pescia 130gsm by Nomad Letterpress of Cheltenham
  • Signed by both Author and Artist.
  • Publish Date 2023 (first published 4 August 2015)
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Curious King