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The book being given away this week is one of my personal favorites: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin (who wrote a Women in SF&F Month post titled “Don’t Fear the Unicorn” in 2012). I’m far from the only one who loves this book—after the book recommendations from 2015 were added to the list of recommended SFF books by women begun by Renay, it became the single most recommended book with a total of 29 recommendations!

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is a special book to me for two reasons:

  1. It’s a wonderful book in its own right. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is entertaining from start to finish, and it also thoughtfully weaves themes of gender, race, and religion into the story. It stood out as different from a lot of the fantasy books I’ve read and has an engaging narrative voice, gods (I love books with gods!), and a main character I very much enjoyed following.
  2. N. K. Jemisin’s debut novel was the first book of hers I read. It made me want to read more by her, and she’s become one of my favorite authors since then because she keeps writing phenomenal books! As much as I loved The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, I actually loved The Killing Moon even more, and her most recent novel, The Fifth Season, is brilliant and unique.

This giveaway is open internationally—anyone from a country qualifying for free shipping from The Book Depository is eligible. More details on the book and giveaway are below.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

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.

Giveaway Rules: To be entered in the giveaway, fill out the form below OR send an email to kristen AT fantasybookcafe DOT com with the subject “Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Giveaway.” One entry per household and one winner will be randomly selected. Those from a country qualifying for free shipping from the Book Depository are eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will be open until the end of the day on Friday, April 15. The winner has 24 hours to respond once contacted via email, and if I don’t hear from them by then a new winner will be chosen (who will also have 24 hours to respond until someone gets back to me with a place to send the book).

Please note email addresses will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner. Once the giveaway is over all the emails will be deleted.

Good luck!

Update: The form has been removed since the giveaway is over.