Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1) by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1)

By Jay Kristoff

  • Release Date: 2016-08-11
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 5
5
From 25 Ratings
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Description

From New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff, comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness.

Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya.

Inside the Church's halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student.

Reviews

Praise for Nevernight:

‘A brain-churning, gore-splattered monster of a book’
Daily Mail

‘With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying’
Publishers Weekly

‘A sensuous, shades-of-moral-gray world; a compelling, passionate heroine; a high-stakes quest for revenge—this is a fantasy fans won’t be able to put down’ Kirkus

‘Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence . . . something special’ SciFi Now

About the author

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is a winner of the Aurealis Award, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named in the Kirkus Best Teen Books list and published in a dozen countries, most of which he has never visited. Being the holder of an arts degree, he has no education to speak of.

Jay is 6'7 and has approximately 13380 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.

Reviews

  • Intelligent writing at its best

    5
    By Ed1024
    Although the author gives warning that it’s not a pretty tale, I found nothing gratuitous about it at all, with every incident, twist and turn developing the characters. The absorbing progress of the antihero(ine) through fortune, misfortune and sheer hard work is a masterpiece of dry storytelling. There was humour to counterpoint the fatality as well. The copious footnotes and explanations were a great addition, too. Looking forward to the next instalment!
  • There's No Book Two Yet?!!

    5
    By LilBrownReviews
    This is an unacceptably good book. I had work to do, needed sleep, wanted to work out etc. And I found myself transported to a world that was figuratively dark, literally bright and dominated by shadows and assassins (who ensure that it lives up to its promise not to be easy on the stomach). It goes without saying that I am now sleep deprived. And angry. If I'd been more strategic, I would have waited until all three books had been written before I'd started. But that's like asking yourself to delay all birthday presents for a few years, so people can save for 'something really nice'... So now I am stuck in a Blade-less world until Jay offers up another fantasy epic. Unless I read the first book again. I'm probably going to read it all again first.
  • Good

    4
    By Batgear
    A little slow to start but what a great book , really great read have to say in my top five books this year

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