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The City We Became (Compact Disc)

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By N. K. Jemisin, Robin Miles (Read by)
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Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six." A wonderfully unique fantasy novel that will appeal to all, The City We Became is a new direction for N.K. Jemisin. Full of love for New York and city culture, Jemisin tackles themes of identity and harsh realities while building unforgettable characters. She takes her time to introduce the players, but once the action takes off, it's a speed race to the end. Another amazing start to a series from a truly unique voice in fiction.

— Katerina

April 2020 Indie Next List

“I love N.K. Jemisin’s books, I love New York City, and I love this book about the soul and personification of New York. The City We Became might just be my favorite book to be published in 2020. This story is filled with tension, humor, and great characters, with a guest appearance near and dear to me. While this book is the beginning of a trilogy, it is completely satisfying as a stand-alone novel. Read it and be happy.”
— Doug Chase, Powell's Books, Portland, OR


Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first book of a stunning new novel by Hugo Award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every great 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 six.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549157271
ISBN-10: 1549157272
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Language: English