Fantasy, High Fantasy
Nevernight, Book # 1
St. Martin's Press
August 9th 2016
January 4, 2020 January 8, 2020
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.