I didn’t think anything could top Nevernight……but this did! I think maybe I loved it for different reasons, like this was more savage, more clever and the narrator was oh so good!
Author: Jay Kristoff
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.
Back in the world of Mia…..and now she is a Blade, an Assassin of the Red Church. Her next assignment brings her to the Gladiatorial games……..
This is another audible listen for me and the same, fabulous, great narrator is back….I was so happy!
It was darker, more violent, savage even, than Nevernight (I wasn’t sure that could happen!) But the story was fast paced with the secrets and twists that I have come to love from this author!
I was a bit disappointed though with a turn in the story. Ash is completely out of favour with me and nothing, nothing, redeems her after what she did in Nevernight. I was hoping for Jesamin! But hey ho, its not my story!!!
And….as in book 1, if I hear the word arkemical again I will scream! 45 times it was mentioned in Nevernight and 47 in Godsgrave (yes I counted!). I have no idea why this word stood out to me so much or why it annoyed me….but it did!!!!!
All my moaning aside, I was hooked and loved this next installment……bring on Darkdawn!