Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff.
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.
Now, 16-year-old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic - the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her within the Church's halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder and be one step closer to the only thing she desires: revenge.
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I started out loving this... but it goes from poem to Harry Potter: Assassin Edition to confused Murder Mystery/Adventure.
It feels as if the author wanted to write a beautiful epitaph carved in blood and pain, but then decided that it was lacking substance and changed formats several times over.
In addition, not only were certain sections rushed together removing any sense of immersion, but I was dismayed that although the performance was done passably well, the narrator is not female. Maybe later we'll find out that the reason for the narrator, but this felt out of place.
Given the maps and stylisation choices chosen by the author, should one choose to read this they're better off with the actual text.
Took a chance on the reviews and cashed in this was a great story and awesome performance by the narrator a few oh really moments but well worth the few down parts to have one of the best endings I've listened too.....
Tell us about yourself!I'm a Trucker. I spend my time listening to Audio books or podcasts as I drive down the road. Occasionally I'll break out the music, but for the most part it audio.
I had a hard time with the narrator at first. It seemed like he was channeling an over dramatic Capt. James T Kirk, turning one sentence into 4. I either got used too it or he toned it down a bit. But it took about 1/3 of the book to get past it.
Overall good story. I'll most likely get the second book in the trillogy.
I bought this book to kill time until another book was released and I'm sooooo glad I did. I was a little put off by the cadence and slightly odd tone of the narrator but the story was great! It contains just enough the popular fantasy elements (romance, revenge, grit, magic, mystery) to keep the story engaging. It's definitely a book meant only for adults.
This book was amazingly well written and leaving me wanting the sequel right now!! The detail that the author used is amazing and you can fully picture everything. The only complaint I would have is the characters have a little sexy scene and if your into that then go ahead but I feel as though the author could have left that out and the book would still have been amazing
Good narrator; unique narrative style
Name of the Wind, but with assassins
No. Absorbing, but may be better in segments, as the content and style can be rich.
Highly recommended. Book One of a trilogy (the others aren't out yet), but it wraps up enough - no need to wait.
"can't wait for book 2!!"
brilliant book , cracking story, colourful characters (and language 😁) and really well narrated. Couldn't wait to see what happened but didn't want it to end, can't wait for book 2!!
Excellent and exciting with well thought out characters. Couldn't stop listening! Can't wait for the next instalment
"Very good story in a familiar world"
I loved this book and couldn't wait to finish it.
The story follows familiar tropes in the world of assassination, gods and magic but does so in an engaging way with characters that you want to know more about. It leads you onwards but finishes the first book cleanly. I can't wait for the next one.
Good narration, voices are appealing and he handles the noted text well.
"Slow start compelling story"
Was slow and confusing to start but morphed into a brilliant book. Narrator was excellent. Can't wait for the next book.
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