Books of the Ancestor

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,261 ratings

Red Sister Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Red Sister

    • First Book of the Ancestor
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
    • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story supported by great narration

    • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Red Sister

    • Book of the Ancestor, Book 1
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Helen Duff
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes 10 years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder - guilty of worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $17.55

  • Book 2

    • Grey Sister

    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to - and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist. All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire's richest lord.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Shouldn't Be Great, But It Is

    • By Scott Simons on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Grey Sister

    • Book of the Ancestor, Book 2
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Helen Duff
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    The second novel in the brilliant new series from the best-selling author of Prince of Thorns. In Mystic Class, Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy, Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining but predictable

    • By Isk on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $15.26

  • Book 3

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