Darkdawn

Jay Kristoff

Book - 2019

The epic conclusion of the internationally bestselling Nevernight Chronicle from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. The greatest games in Godsgrave's history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic. Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the... clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time. Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die? New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jay Kristoff's writing has been praised by critics and readers alike and has won many awards, including four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards.

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Series
Kristoff, Jay. Nevernight chronicle.
Subjects
Genres
Fantasy fiction
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group 2019.
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Godsgrave.
Physical Description
xxi, 484 pages, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781250073044
1250073049
Main Author
Jay Kristoff (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The second book in the Nevernight Chronicle (Godsgrave, 2017) ended with a singularly unexpected cliffhanger, and Kristoff begins the finale in the series with a bang: Mia Corvere, assassin, gladiatrix, and Nevernight heroine, is faced with her ultimate journey, and the understanding that at the end of it, she will know the truth about who she is and her place and purpose in the world. The twists and surprises start early in this volume, and readers expecting wry humor and high body counts will not be disappointed. Familiar characters make return appearances and relationships are tested. Kristoff doesn't shy away from characters exploring romantic relationships, and Mia's openness feels refreshing in contrast to more coy fantasy pairings. Kristoff's characters are fully formed and jump off the page. The world building, borrowing its structure from Italian political history, remains as intricate and fascinating as it was in Nevernight (2016). This series will appeal to fans of historical fantasy and of epic sagas with strong female protagonists. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Nevernight heroine Mia Corvere has trained as an assassin so that she can wreak vengeance on those in power for her family's destruction. Now, in this grand finale to the trilogy, she's on the run. Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Nevernight heroine Mia Corvere has trained as an assassin so that she can wreak vengeance on those responsible for her family's destruction. In this wrap-up to five-time Aurealis winner Kristoff's New York Times best-selling trilogy, the Godsgrave games have ended in spectacular murder and Mia is on the run, helped by lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen, and a mysterious benefactor. Originally scheduled for September 2018. Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Fearless assassin Mia Corvere, a darkin who bends shadows to her will, continues to pursue vengeance against the man who destroyed her family in the gripping conclusion of Kristoff's Nevernight Chronicles. Mia thought she'd killed Consul Julius Scaeva, her power-hungry nemesis, but she was wrong. Pursued by assassins, towing her little brother Jonnen (Scaeva's son) along, and aided by her loyal friends and her lover, Ashlinn, Mia crosses treacherous seas and a brutal wasteland to reach the place where her education in the fine art of death began: the Red Church. That's where Scaeva, who wants Jonnen back, holds Mia's mentor hostage. Mia dares to hope for a future without bloodshed, but the price of claiming it may be too much to pay. Kristoff effortlessly draws together multiple threads from the first two volumes and packs in plenty of wickedly sharp, beautifully choreographed, and gloriously bloody fight scenes while offering humor, heartbreak, and a few jaw-dropping surprises. This is a poignant and exhilarating finale to a superb fantasy series. Agent: Josh Adams, Adams Literary. (Sept.) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The epic conclusion of the internationally bestselling Nevernight Chronicle from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. The greatest games in Godsgrave's history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic. Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time. Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die? New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jay Kristoff's writing has been praised by critics and readers alike and has won many awards, including four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Restored to life centuries after his death, Zaknafein, the father of Drizzt, struggles to adapt to a world where different races and genders are accepted, before dark forces compel him to reclaim his warrior heritage. 75,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The epic conclusion to the internationally bestselling Nevernight Chronicle from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time. Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die?New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jay Kristoff’s writing has been praised by critics and readers alike and has won many awards, including four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards.