Books The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin Paperback, 433 pages, Orbit, List Price: $15.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Obelisk GateAuthorN. K. Jemisin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary As she searches for her daughter, Essun gets a request from Alabaster Tenring, but if she does what he asks, it will seal the fate of the Stillness forever, while far away, her daughter, whose power grows, makes choices that will break the world. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by N. K. Jemisin The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Fifth Season The Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? The Broken Earth Trilogy See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Obelisk Gate NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Riveting 'Obelisk Gate' Shatters The Stillness August 18, 2016 N.K. Jemisin continues the story of the Stillness — a world constantly rocked by quakes, and the rare, gifted people who can control them — in a second volume even more engrossing than the first.