How did it end up that I finished two long series on the same day? The world is conspiring to make me bittersweet, because that’s mostly how I feel. I’m thankful to have read this trilogy, butÂ I wish it never ended.
If you’re unfamiliar with how I finish series on Mark Reads, never fear! This post serves a few purposes. Namely, this is the official lifting of the spoiler rules forÂ The Inheritance Trilogy. This means you are now welcome to talk aboutÂ anything in plain text below. Link me to meta, behind-the-scenes, interviews, fanart (PLEASE I WANT TO SEE FANART SO BADLY), and anything else I’ve missed. You can ask series-encompassing questions, or ask about single scenes. ANYTHING. This whole post is a celebration of sorts, but it’s also a chance for me to reflect on the series as a whole, which is something I don’t often get to do when I’m in the thick of it and reviewing. And you’re welcome to go completely off topic, too! I’ll be around for a few hours, just refreshing the page and answering questions, so LET LOOSE.
I am alsoÂ very pleased to say that N.K. Jemisin herself will be joining us so that YOU can ask her questions! The very first comment thread on the page will be for questions forÂ N.K. Jemisin only. Please keep all questions for her contained to that thread so that she doesn’t have to search around to find them. Obviously, all rules still apply aside from spoilers, but for the love of all that is good, please do not be rude or inappropriate with our guest. It is a huge deal to me that she expressed interest in hanging out in the comments, and I want her to get the same loving experience in this community as I require of all of you.
This is my IntenseDebate account. You can see all my comments there if you don’t want to wade through the comments!
And finally, thank you. I’ve never read a series like this in my life, and I have enjoyed writing about it every week. I also know that I took a risk of sorts in choosing a series that is perhaps not as well known, but after reading “Valedictorian” last year, I knew I had to give N.K. Jemisin the full Mark Reads treatment. It means the world toÂ me that so many of you joined me on this journey, and it means the world to me that you gave N.K. Jemisin a chance. Thank you to all of the people who answered her call to commission readings of all these chapters, and thank you to N.K. Jemisin herself, whose support, Tweets, and cackling off in the distance made me feel wonderful, wonderful things.
LET’S DO THIS.