Read & React: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – Chapter 14

This is the fifteenth blog installment of Read & React for The Fifth Season. If you’re new to the series check out the first installment here. Eventually I hope to take my notes from this and transform them into a Spoiler Free Review, but this segment will definitely be filled with spoilers since it is my thoughts as I go through the book. Reader be warned, this post is meant for discussion purposes; avert your eyes now if you wish to avoid spoilers.

14: Syenite breaks her toys

Syenite is still pondering how she woke the obelisk and the two orogenes have received a telegram from Yumenes telling them to both stay put. (Yes, the two of them can definitely tap into the obelisks; but Alabaster is trying to cover up that fact.) As the two are talking about orogene things a Guardian shows up. (For some reason Alabaster doesn’t want either of them to be touched by the Guardian’s bare skin – weird but alright? What does bare skin have to do with it?)

Apparently Edki is there to kill them both. Alabaster sacrifices himself to some degree to push Syen out of the way of the short dagger that Edki wields, but he in turn gets stabbed and Edki continues after Syen. Syen is blocked from reaching into the earth but she is able to reach into the obelisk. (Somehow she kind of has an out of body experience and talks to the stone eater and then the obelisk explodes? Whattttttttttt????? Why does this chapter have to end here – and without a fancy little lore quote thing at the end to boot!)

IN SUMMARY
Important Places:
nothing new here

Important Things:
well the obelisk is still really important

Important People:
Edki Guardian Warrant – an assassin grade Guardian

Personal Point of Interest

I’m really mad that this chapter ends on a cliff hanger!

Published by Victoria Mendes

I'm just a house-wife trying to cook good meals on a budget.

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