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December 23, 2011
Novelist N.K. Jemisin's character Yeine Darr is brough to vivid, brilliant life in Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Yeine by Jemisin; watercolor majesty from *DubuGomdori.
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Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Yeine by Jemisin



"The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms" is worth the read. Here is my take on the main character Yeine.

The book description:
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky, seat of the ruling Arameri family. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate — and gods and mortals — are bound inseparably.

From Publisher's Weekly:
Starred Review! Convoluted without being dense, Jemisin’s engaging debut grabs readers right from the start. Yeine desires nothing more than a normal life in her “barbarian” homeland of Darr. But her mother was of the powerful Arameri family, and when Yeine is summoned to the capital city of Sky a month after her mother’s murder, she cannot refuse. Dakarta, her grandfather and the Arameri patriarch, pits her against her two cousins as a potential heir to the throne. In an increasingly deep Zelaznyesque series of political maneuverings, Yeine, nearly powerless but fiercely determined, finds potential allies among her relatives and the gods who are forced to live in Sky as servants after losing an ancient war. Multifaceted characters struggle with their individual burdens and desires, creating a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists.

Resources used: Used watercolors on strathmore 11x17 inspired by N.K. Jemisin's novel called "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"

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December 23, 2011 Update

My bf wakes me up and says he has something to tell me. It's still dark and it's 5:00 AM. He has got to be out of his frackin' mind. I'm going to kill him. What he says is so shocking. He tells me I got a Daily Deviation. It took a few seconds to register on my conscience mind that wants to kill him before I smile saying "Are you serious?". I can't believe it. Thank you all for making my work feel worthy. This is a wonderful Christmas present.

If you liked this click on the thumbnail above to check out the double page spread of Grandfather, the 1st chapter from the book. This will be colored soon.
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AjaxTelamoneis's avatar
I just read this book! What a lovely illustration, your Yeine is very beautiful and I also really like your take on Sky!