In a land where three suns almost never set, a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
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.
When it’s announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end him. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.
I don’t hardly know where to begin.
This book had me verbally gasping from within the first 50 pages and it did not stop. From page one, finding out what happened to Mia after the events of Nevernight will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.
Like the first, there’s blood, there’s sex, there’s lying and cheating and twists and turns with nearly every chapter.
The one thing that I would have to complain about is the escalation of a relationship between two certain characters. While I don’t want to spoil anything, I felt that one of the characters was all-too-forgiving towards a certain person and that it was a little against her character.
All I can tell you is that this sequel does not disappoint. It had me hanging on until the very end, and I’m finding it very hard to write this review because I can’t think of anything else to say about it other than that it is pretty much everything I could want in a sequel. And while I am upset about a certain relationship that developed, as stated above, it hasn’t swayed me in giving this book its full 5-star glory, because I just enjoyed it so damn much.
I am eagerly awaiting the final installment, which will be out next September (*cries*).