Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow.
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The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.
Godsgrave is the second book in the series written by Jay Kristoff which began with Nevernight. Mia Corvere, trained by the Red Church, is now a Blade, one of the most feared assassins of the Republic. She still has her objective, kill who murdered her “familia” even if for now she needs to obey to the Church’r rules. Moreover she is a tenebris and with her, inside her shadow, there are a cat and a wolf which accompany her in her vengeance. Mia can play with the shadows, but she doesn’t fully understand what she is and she’s trying to find out at the same time as she is completing the Church tasks.
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, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
About the book
How can I talk about this magnificence with my stuttering English? It is impossible to put on “paper” all the emotions, feelings, anxiety and anger (good anger) that this book gave me.
This is a fantasy world, an earth with three suns that never set and the night comes once in a blue moon (about every two years). The main character is Mia Corvere, a 16-year-old girl who had a trauma 6 years before when she saw her father being hanged because he was accused of being a conspirator against the Republic of Itreya (the name of this world) and her mother, with her infant brother, was imprisoned in the Philosopher’s Stone, the over populated prison in Godsgrave, the capital of the reign. Mia swore vengeance against the 4 men responsible for her family’s destruction and she’s studying to be admitted in a clandestine school, the Red Church, to become an assassin. In this first book we follow her “adventures” in the school, while having some flashbacks of her previous life.
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