A couple months ago I blogged about Nevernight, a thrilling creepy novel by Jay Kristoff. Mr. Kristoff has now released the sequel Godsgrave.
I haven’t gotten my mits on a copy yet so this is a shameless plug for what promises to be a great trilogy. I have to admit the ending of Nevernight pleased and puzzled me. So I am hoping Godsgrave answers those questions.
Update: I couldn’t wait to get a copy of Godsgrave so I downloaded the sample. Oh. My. The sample is the first couple of chapters. We catch up with Mia and through flash backs find a little of what she’s been up to since Nevernight. And my, my, it hasn’t been pretty. Mr. Kristoff my hat is off to you. I have to get a hard copy of both. These books draw me in and grab me and won’t turn loose. Well done sir. Well done.
Okay shameless plug over. Cheers on this autumn evening. james
O’night where to start? Nevernight is the title, however it also functions as a phenomon that occurs in this world. There are three suns that never truly set except once ever 3 or so years. Hence it is never night there. Our main character is the oldest child of a well connected family only dear old dad is hung for treason and mom and baby brother are shipped off to a horriffic nightmare of a prison. While Mia is taken on the condition she would be safe except she is to be drowned instead. Doublecrosses, and even triplecrosses are a theme throughout the book.
This where things get really interesting, you have two seperate yet linked together scenes going on when we meet Mia. She is remebering her first time with a lover and her first time killing. Okay I was torn between huh and wtf. Things then start to smooth out and I stayed with it. We get to live through Mia’s story as she transforms from a scared little girl to a trained badass assassin for the Lady of Blessed Murder.
And I will leave you there in my description, this book is not Young Adult suitable for the sex and the violence. However it is very suitable for someone that enjoys fantasy. Mr. Kristoff is a wordsmith that makes you take another look at language and story telling. It is a deep and chewy filling satisfying read and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.