From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.
Just a few thoughts-
This is different than Mark Lawrence's other series. It doesn't have as many references to old world technology and has a more midevil feel to it imo.
For me, it's my favorite book 1 of Mark Lawrence's previous books. I LOVE fiction. about battle clerics. And the sisters of sweet mercy are extremely badass.
Lastly, I thought Heather O'Neil did an amazing job. I always have a transition period when I listen to new narrators, but once I got used to Heather I really appreciate the picture she painted.
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Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
Why does this voice actor make every single character sound like they're dumb jocks? It's completely ruined a very intriguing story for me.