This is the sixteenth 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.
15: you’re among friends
Hoa has led them to the place with all the orogenes (or lack of any people – at least in the moment it’s an abandoned mishmash of buildings and none of it makes much sense to them). Tonkee mutters about how the people couldn’t have been gone too long because the gardens only started going bad two months ago. (Ok there definitely have to be a bunch of different timelines happening between these three stories we’re following because there is no what they’re happening concurrently with the way things are being described.)
Eventually they meet three characters – the leader being Ykka, an orogene who claims the class name of rogga. One of the members is another stone eater who has agreed to abide by Ykka’s rules (which is a good thing because it sounded like Hoa and this other stone eater were about to get into a fight). Essun asks Ykka if she’s seen Nassun (she hasn’t and was perplexed at the question) then Essun has a breakdown for a little bit. But hey, at least they have found a town with 22 orogenes in it and several stone eaters!
Castrima – an unofficial town that is filled with roggas
there’s a whole comm of orogenes now
Ykka Rogga Castrima – the first person to speak to the group in the mishmashed town
Personal Point of Interest
I want to know more about what Hoa and ‘his kind’ are really up to.