A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.
Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo 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 them. 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 loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.
Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.
I said it before and I say it again…. I’m soo, soooo happy that I gave this book a try on audio after I had problems with the print copies. This easily became one of my top favorite books/series.
There is not much I can say about this book without spoiling it so I will make it super short. One thing I should mention though is, there is a lot of swearing and it is very graphic gore and also smut. So if you have issues with any of them I suggest to skip this series and read one of his YA books 😉
I loved Mia and her companions, so much fun but also very heartbreaking and informative at times. I loved the Mia’s growth throughout the series so far but mostly in this book. From the beginning she had a goal, and o matter what was going to follow the path to accomplishing that very goal, no matter the cost. While that was still very much true in this book, Mia also became a little bit more her own person. She also was still on the quest to learn more about what she is.
I can honestly say there are so many things happening in this book that I did not see coming, I thought I did but nope I sure did not. Nothing turned out the way I thought it might. There are so many twist and turns and surprises along the way that will make your head spin.
The ending …. It has been days since I finished it and I’m still in AWE ……. What a shocking cliffhanger we get with this book. I cannot wait for the next and final book, though I’m also scared to know who and how many people we will lose. Because I have a feeling that will be an even bigger bloodbath that we had with this book.
Overall. EPIC book I loved every minute of it, since I had the hardcover and the audio I also can recommend the audio, it was very well narrated.
I rate it full 5 ★