A wonderful new epic fantasy set in the dark heart of an academy for assassins. Mia has many names: The Pale Daughter, The Crow, or Kingmaker; she is the killer of killers and destroyer of empires; but her story begins when she is only ten years old and forced to watch her father hang as a traitor.At the time of his death, her shadow deepens and a darkness joins Mia.
A darkness that takes the shape of a cat and helps her to escape the men tasked with her disposal. She calls him Mister Kindly, and he drinks her fear.
This grimdark Venician-inspired fantasy series adds much unexpected levity to gorey, sexual and otherwise chaotic situations while maintaining an incredibly gripping style of writing which makes you really care for these characters and their trials.
Unlike any fantasy you have read before.
You'll laugh, cry and everything inbetween.
Sex. Violence. Laughs. Must-Read. - Benjamin (QBD)
Kristoff's fantasy masterpiece is not for the faint-hearted. Violent and grotesque, the story follows Mia an assassin with the ability to call upon shadows and her faithful not-cat Mr. Kindly as she becomes the most formidible killer in this Roman-inspired world. - Jenna (QBD)
If you were to reserve a 6 star rating to one book in your lifetime and one book only, I would use mine on this without a second though.
Jay Kristoff's Nevernight takes you on a rollarcoaster ride of joy, shock, love, and so much more. You never know what twist it's going to take and in the end, you'll be left stunned and begging for more.
Masterfully written and beyond compare. - Bronte (QBD)