Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych

by N. K. Jemisin

Series: The Inheritance Trilogy

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Three brand new short stories by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin, set in the world of the Inheritance trilogy.

From the shadows of the greater stories, away from the bright light of Sky and wending 'round the sagas of the Arameri, come three quieter tales. A newborn god with an old, old soul struggles to find a reason to live. A powerful demon searches for her father, and answers. And in a prequel to the Inheritance Trilogy, a newly-enslaved Nahadoth forges a dark alliance with a mortal, for survival... and revenge.

Return to the world of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in these three interconnected short tales.

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth series
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate

  • Orbit; July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780316388597
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  • Title: Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych
  • Series: The Inheritance Trilogy
  • Author: N. K. Jemisin
  • Imprint: Orbit
Subject categories
  • 9780316388597

In The Press

"[It] shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose" -—Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Killing Moon

About The Author

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, and RT Reviewers' Choice awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at

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