Godsgrave

Jay Kristoff

Book - 2017

The second thrilling installment of the award-winning Nevernight Chronicle, from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. In a land where three suns almost never set, a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no clo...ser to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow. When it's announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end him. 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 within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

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Series
Kristoff, Jay. Nevernight ; 2.
Subjects
Genres
Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press 2017.
Edition
Signed first edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Nevernight.
Physical Description
xx, 419 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250073037
1250073030
Main Author
Jay Kristoff (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

In this second in the series, Mia Corvere, who's training to become an assassin so that she can avenge her family's murder, learns that her sworn enemies will appear at the closing of the grand games in Godsgrave and puts herself within knife's thrust of them. From a Locus-nominated, New York Times best-selling author. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by PW Annex Reviews

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. (Sept.) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Learning that the people responsible for the destruction of her family will be making a rare public appearance, Mia sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium, where she encounters new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Learning that the people responsible for the destruction of her family will be making a rare public appearance, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium, where she encounters new allies, bitter rivals and more questions about her strange affinity for speaking with shadows.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The second thrilling installment of the award-winning Nevernight Chronicle, from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.In a land where three suns almost never set, a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she’s told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church’s true motives begin to grow.When it’s announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end him. 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 within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.