A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.
WINNER OF THE THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL
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.
‘Come for the vengeful assassins, stay for the fear-drinking shadowcats. GODSGRAVE is a stylish, fast-paced and welcome return to the world of NEVERNIGHT.'
‘Through tragedy, betrayal, and victory, this glorious adventure thrills and satisfies with cold violence, terrifying monsters, roaring crowds, and bloody honor.’
Praise for NEVERNIGHT:
‘If you love Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, you will adore NEVERNIGHT’
About the author
Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files, and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is a winner of five Aurealis Awards, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists and published in over thirty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are.
Jay is 6’7’’ and has approximately 11,935 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.
In Kristoff's triumphant second Nevernight Chronicle fantasy epic (after Nevernight), assassin Mia Corvere continues on her blood-soaked path to revenge for the destruction of her family, which was orchestrated by two of the most powerful men in the land, Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo. She sells her sword and her freedom to participate in gladiatorial games, and now she must prevail over the enslaved gladiatii to take her shot at Scaeva and Duomo, who will be appearing at the conclusion of the games, even though that means killing them in front of the entire republic. Kristoff again graces his story with hilarious asides, vicious competition, and a protagonist as relentless as she is fearless. Her brutal world is populated with a fascinating array of characters who often meet dismal and bloody fates. The thrilling first section of interwoven timelines proceeds at a breakneck pace; later sections are more linear and tense with anticipation, leavened with witty footnotes. Through tragedy, betrayal, and victory, this glorious adventure thrills and satisfies with cold violence, terrifying monsters, roaring crowds, and bloody honor.
Even better than Book 1?
So much death and heart-break and with moral dilemmas at every turn, I find myself constantly having to defend my love for Mia (to myself). I do not, however, need to defend my love for this author. Read this book and you, too, will understand why the brilliance of this series cannot be questioned. I just need to know how it all ends. Quickly. Please.