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. (Goodreads)
Well wow! I really had little doubt that I would enjoy this book. I really enjoyed Nevernight and I liked Godsgrave just as much.
First let me say that just as with Nevernight, this book starts out slow, there are two different timelines, which if I am honest was completely unnecessary. That being said, it was easy to differentiate between the two timelines, so it’s a minor complaint. Once you hit part two, it is one timeline for the rest of the way is smooth sailing.
The overall plot is basically a continuation from the first book, Mia’s thirst for revenge. The story is interesting and extremely action-packed. We do get some new side characters, and Mr. Kindly is still well Mr. Kindly.
Full disclosure, I had heard about the ending, not any specifics just people’s reactions, so I did have a theory about what was in store at the end, and I was correct. But, I can’t say I’m disappointed even having figured it out even before I started the book.
I can’t wait to jump into Darkdawn!
Overall Rating: 4