The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin This book has gods and mortals, and ends with a great twist for both.

There's more going on in this story than normal. A few of the character names refer more to which body is being referenced than to who that individual is. There's some real philosophical depth, if you care to think about it. Otherwise, it's an interesting reading with an unexpected twist.

The narration can be jaunting at times, mostly because it isn't always clear whom the narrator is speaking with, or which narrator is actually speaking, or maybe even when.

Readers looking for a book with a strong female lead have most definitely come to the right spot. The characters are diverse, but it's a fantasy world, so it falls under the edge of that umbrella.