Read & React: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – Chapter 16

This is the seventeenth 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.

16: Syen in the hidden land

There still isn’t an explanation for what exactly happened back in Allia but another stone eat rescued them and took them to a nearby island with a comm on it called Meov – and it’s a colony of pirates. (I’m both frustrated and intrigued. I like that we’re learning more mechanics of stone eaters but when am I going to get my explanation for the obelisk exploding?)

Island life isn’t too bad though since Meov has been around since before the Sanze Empire, and they don’t need store caches – they just fish and eat seaweed during a Season. (Why no one in Sanze has figured this out is beyond me, but I’m liking the idea of this archipelago more and more.)

Important Places:
Meov – a pirate comm on an island off of the coast of Allia who take only what they need to get by

Important Things:
There’s a whole archipelago of comms that aren’t fond of Sanze and are much older than Sanze; and they don’t kill their roggas – they put them in charge

Important People:
Harlas – the leader of the Meov comm

Personal Point of Interest

Why does the stone eater care to keep Alabaster alive? Is there some sort of prophecy involving him? Will Alabaster save Mother Life?

Published by Victoria Mendes

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

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