In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
Nevernight was truly something special and phenomenal with a perfect blend of blood, magic, murder, and seduction. The writing was superb and flowed right off the page in an almost dark, poetic rhythm. It had a unique and unexpected shadowy feel to it that was enthralling. The world was richly detailed, filled with little asterisks throughout the book to provide extra little footnotes. The writing style can take a while to adjust to and can be quite overwhelming at the start as you try to get a feel for the world, but once you do, the story picks up and the roller-coaster begins, with the twists and turns coming at you relentlessly. You are left constantly on the tips of your toes and the edge of your seat, anticipating for the next blood bath to behold. Brace yourself for the intense and dark foreboding page turns.
He does not believe in happy endings.