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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling and award-winning author Jay Kristoff comes the thrilling and heart-breaking conclusion to The Nevernight Chronicle. 

Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. After the greatest games in Godsgrave’s history ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic, Mia finds herself pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion. 

She may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. 

Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time. 

©2019 Jay Kristoff (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"If you love Robin Hobb or George R. R. Martin, you will adore Nevernight." (Starburst)

"With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying." (Publishers Weekly)

"Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence [...] something special." (SciFi Now)

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A fantastic end to a fantastic story.

If you loved the first 2 books in the series you'll certainly love this one too, it ends bittersweet and full of hope but best of all satisfyingly.

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Amazing

This will be one of the best books and trilogies you will ever read. Never flinch, never fear and never forget.

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Utterly delightful.

A sheer delight. A wonderful book narrated by a genius. I cannot recommend it more highly.

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  • Minnie Reviews
  • 10-12-19

Great book, shame about the performance

This is the first audiobook I bought in the trilogy as I was so gripped and wanted to keep reading when I was on the go.

The book is brilliant, but I'm sorry to say that I was appalled by the narration. I really don't say this to make the narrator feel bad as it doesn't mean he's not talented reading other work. However, this novel contains a lot of female dialogue and main characters, and I was so disappointed to hear some of the most badass, fierce and brilliant characters I've ever read, reduced to gum-smacking dizzy teenage girls in this narrator's voice. I don't know why he felt the need to make them sound air-headed and whiny when they're meant to be so smart and strong.

It was so deeply disappointing and completely ruined the audio for me.

Again, if the narrator reads this, I don't want them to feel badly, but they do need to evaluate the way they approach their female voices.

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  • sharman plews
  • 09-10-19

Never flinch, never fear and never ...ever forgot!

.....This book, along with it's unforgettable predecessors, nevernight and godsgrave, have stole a piece of my soul. The strength of characters has left me in awe of Jay Kristoff's literary ability. I laughed and cried and laughed some more. In a tale you find yourself encouraging murder and deception and willing on evil acts because you feel apart of it, just as if it was your own vengeance being played out . What can I say this book becomes apart of you. And will be read time and time again.

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  • MR B R PETERSON
  • 02-15-21

Not worth the investment

Listened to the first two, managed to get through half of this and just couldn't get find the motivation to finish. Without the sex and the swearing there's just no story that grabs you enough. Very disappointed. I'll be asking for my credits back.

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  • Allan
  • 01-31-21

Amazing

Not only was this story simply amazing, but the narration is absolute perfection. Love it. The talent of both Jay and Holter is phenomenal. I totally fell in love with the characters (and maybe Holter).

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  • Olive4socks
  • 01-07-21

incredible ending to a wonderful series of books!

I laughed, cried, shouted out loud, ground my teeth, worried myself sick and LOVED the characters and the story Jay Kristoff created. So very sad it's all over. My favourite series of books so far and I've listed to over 100 in the last year...my 1st year with Audible. How on Earth did I manage before Audible!?!?!? I listen for on average 10hrs a day. I thought the narration by Holter Graham was perfect.
I'm off to listen to all of Jay Kristoff's books now!

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  • Customer
  • 11-30-20

Bloody Marvellous!!

Perfect end to a wonderful story, told over 3 books - all of which are read beautifully by a fantastic narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-13-20

Heart Shatteringly good

Both grim and uplifting, about both dark destiny and love enough to defeat gods. Story was twisting and the performance truly excellent.

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  • Anca Moraru
  • 07-25-20

befriend your inner darkness

great story to make you acquainted to your inner darkness, live it, embrace it and live to tell the tale. jay kristoff is a master of words and a deep seer of the human soul - brave and selfish as it is in all of us.

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  • Amy Curetos
  • 07-21-20

Good, but not as good as the first

I loved the first book but found this one to be very up and down for me. There were parts where I nearly gave up on it, but glad I stuck it out to the end. Overall I really enjoyed this series and the like the narrator a lot.

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  • Lydie Lecourt
  • 05-30-20

What a narrator!!!

Not as good as the 2 previous ones, but what a fantastic narrator!!!I
I appreciate most of the narrators I encountered while listening to UK Audible, but if I could have granted 10 stars to Holter Graham, I would have done it!!
I'll look for other books read by him.
Bravo, bravo Mr Graham

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  • A Annereau
  • 04-11-21

The best of the lot

Darkdawn was by far my favorite book in the series. it made pushing through the first scene for the first book well worth it. This was my second read through it, and I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Kellie
  • 12-31-20

Great final book

Some great twists. Very wittily book and series. By far my favourite of the series.

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  • Jean
  • 10-12-20

Night Angel Trilogy

l enjoyed the series and thought the narrator was excellent. He was able to bring the different characters to life.

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  • Simone Kiem
  • 07-18-20

Amazing

Jay Kristoff is such an amazing author and this series is just one that proves it. I am always skeptical of series endings - but this is a good one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-21-20

Love this series

I loved this series, it’s fun, cheeky and a great story! You won’t be disappointed

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  • young reader
  • 03-14-20

Loved all three books

This series held me to the end. It's not for the faint hearted , with the swearing, sex, and rivers of blood. I liked the raw feeling of the book. It felt right for a tale of this type. I highly recommend it

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  • karen thurecht
  • 03-07-20

Sad it's over

A great story uou don't want to end, told over three wonderful books, and the best narrator ever!

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  • Adam Dixon
  • 11-12-19

Awkward

The final book, whilst the world building is quite interesting and the premise is pretty good I find the execution somewhat awkward. The "intimate" scenes in all the books are somewhat cringe worthy (to me at least)
Mia is supposed to be this badass assassin but is just... childish? I've struggled to get through these books. I loved the description of the first, whilst there are pure gems within this story it's just off for me. That's not to say people won't enjoy it. I'm just voicing mine own opinion on it.
It is not my intention to be cruel but I find the narrator to shift wildly between his volumes, whether that's a post production problem or not it makes me shatter out of the story and lament having headphones. Also... he changed the voice of The Chronicler.
I still have no idea why it's not a woman narrating this story.
I do thoroughly enjoy the cursing that takes place within this book. I would highly recommend taking up the cursing that is within these pages.
One of the things I do enjoy about this book is the well sort out Pantheon, I myself have used the Blessed Mother of Murder within my Dungeons and Dragons campaign.
Overall I'm not going to say 'Don't bother with this book" because, as stated above, there are real gems hidden throughout. Just be patient with the narrator or the post production.

*As I continue with this it becomes more and more cringe worthy.

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  • Matt V
  • 11-09-19

Stunning finale

Few conclusions do their predecessors justice. This does. Never flinch. Never fear. Never, ever, forget.

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  • Kristie
  • 10-30-19

Fucking Epic

Yep, as satisfying as the highest paid sex worker in Godsgrave with a bottle of top shelf good wine.