The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy)
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it. . .
N. K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, NY. This is fortunate as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets, and has won a number of awards (the Speculative Literature Foundation's Travel Grant, the Carl Brandon Society's Kindred Shortlist, and Honorable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Year's Best Science Fiction). Blah blah blah, the usual.