Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicles
Publication: 7th Spetember 2017 by Harper Voyager UK
Around the Year in 52 Books – A book with a map
A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.
Conquer your fear, conquer the world
Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it.
Her position is precarious, and she’s still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfill the promise she made on the day she lost everything.
Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.
That ending. That God Damn ending.
I had to force myself to savour this book and read it over a couple of days instead of devouring it all at once. It was everything a sequel should be – it deepened our understanding of the characters, it furthered the plot, and it
ripped out your heart and stabbed it multiple times was brutal and emotional.
Godsgrave is one of those books that has it all; gladiators, assassins, plot twists, love, slavery, murder, bisexuality, , violence, sexual content, world building. I honestly can’t wait to see what the next book is like.
Side note: I personally found having the kindle edition made reading the footnotes a lot easier as I ended up skipping a lot of them when I read the first book in paper back.