Once more I find myself incapable of stringing together much in the way of coherent thought, though that's probably as much to do with the two-month gap between reading the book and writing this as much as anything else.
There's so much to unpack here, and it's all done with the fluency and ease that you know can only be produced by a writer of consummate craft at the top of their game. If it doesn't quite pack the same visceral sense of shock as its predecessor, then it definitely promises more for the final part of the trilogy. As a final note, I'll point you in the way of this list which has been floating around the internet, on the best punctuation in literature, and state with no sense of hyperbole whatsoever that if future versions don't include the parentheses in the last few chapters of The Obelisk Gate then they'll be wholly worthless. Jemisin knows exactly what she's doing.