This is the twenty-first 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.
(OOOOooooo we have have another one of these things! I wonder what little hints we’ll get this time!) There’s a war coming while Essun’s resting. (hmmmm I’m pretty sure we already had a good idea of that, but ok.)
20: Syenite, stretched and snapped back
(woohoo here we go! There’s another time skip of about 2 years.) Syenite has had her child and they’ve named him Corundum. During a bit of an argument between Syen and Alabaster we learn that Corundum has been quelling even microshakes from far away for about a year. (That is definitely one super powerful baby.) Syenite finally gets to go on a pirate raid. (She’s been super duper bored the past 2 years, and I don’t blame her.)
On the way back from raiding Syen convinces Innon to go by Allia. There’s a huge volcano with tons of fissures opening up, so Syenite decides to move a bunch of rock to make the area and the surrounding areas much safer. She also forgets how moving rock under water is so much different and causes the beginning of a tsunami, but thankfully Alabaster’s range is far enough that he can quell it. As they begin sailing back to the island Syen thinks she sees a figure clad in burgundy running down a road in Allia. (Oh boy when is she going to get murdered?)
nothing new here
Corundum – Syenite and Alabaster’s baby boy (or should I say toddler boy because he’s 2 now?)
Personal Point of Interest
I wonder how long it will take Fulcrum folks to get out to that island now.