"Kristoff effortlessly draws together multiple threads from the first two volumes and packs in plenty of wickedly sharp, beautifully choreographed, and gloriously bloody fight scenes while offering humor, heartbreak, and a few jaw-dropping surprises....A poignant and exhilarating finale to a superb fantasy series." Publishers Weekly, starred review on Darkdawn
"The stakes for our heroine feel higher than ever....Fans will love the fast-paced, epic conclusion to this dark and bloody tale." Kirkus Reviews
"The twists and turns start early in this volume, and readers expecting wry humor and high body counts will not be disappointed....Kristoff's characters are fully formed and jump off the page. The world building, borrowing its structure from Italian political history, remains as intricate and fascinating as it was in Nevernight (2016). This series will appeal to fans of historical fantasy and of epic sagas with strong female protagonists." Booklist
"Kristoff's action sequences are well done [and] humorous footnotes provide wry asides and additional info about this well-imagined realm. Readers who enjoyed the first two books will not be disappointed by this dark, addictive story." Library Journal
"Launching the Nevernight fantasy series, Kristoff (the Lotus War trilogy) creates a splendid world of corruption and violence. Kristoff portrays a world as rife with villains and treachery as the ancient Italian civilizations it echoes. Absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness, this beginning promises (and delivers) equal shares of beauty and decay." Publishers Weekly, starred review on Nevernight
"A sensuous, shades-of-moral-gray world; a compelling, passionate heroine; a high-stakes quest for revengethis is a fantasy fans won't be able to put down."Kirkus Reviews on Nevernight
""Murder, magic, sex, and humorthe first installment in Kristoff’s new fantasy series is off to a rollicking start... Kristoff has created a rich, vibrant world for readers, borrowing heavily from historical Italian political structures, which provide a base of stability and familiarity to the new creations. Footnotes accompany the story,...embellishing and further developing the world, and providing a welcome and often biting wit."Booklist on Nevernight
"The world-building is delightfully detailed, its baroque flourishes supplied by sarcastic footnotes, but we are drawn through the narrative by Mia’s triple quest: to rescue her family members, to avenge her father’s death and to survive her education at the church, where the ultimate test is to avoid being killed by the training." -The Daily Mail on Nevernight
"Assassins, magic, strange creatures are all pluses for me. But my favorite thing about this book is the voice...I adore well-done omniscient narrators with snark and a slight bit of disdain for either the reader or the main character."Book Riot on Nevernight
"Kristoff's bold writing style...joins lyrical high fantasy with f-bombs aplenty, Pratchett-like humor and unflinching descriptions of violence."SciFiNow on Nevernight
“Harry Potter meets The Lies of Locke Lamora”USA Today on Nevernight
One girl is about to take on the world—and even the gods.
You'd think achieving the revenge you've sought for eight blood-soaked years would earn you a bit of a rest. But unfortunately for Mia Corvere, Julius Scaeva, the most powerful man in the Republic, isn't really dead. And given that Mia has kidnapped his son, who's actually Jonnen, the brother she thought was dead, not to mention apparently killed him in front of a screaming mob at the gladiatii arena, Julius is probably more than a little annoyed. Oh, and the Red Church, the cult of assassins that trained Mia, will be after her, too. On the plus side, Mia's former lover Tric has come back from the dead to help her...although that's also a little awkward given that she's currently sleeping with Ashlinn, the girl who killed him. And he seems to think Mia has a destiny to restore the balance between night and day by bringing back something called the Moon. So, no rest for the wicked, as it turns out. This conclusion to Kristoff's (DEV1AT3, 2019, etc.) Nevernight trilogy picks up right from the cliffhanger ending of Godsgrave (2017) and rockets along from there. Between Jonnen and Ashlinn, Mia has people to love as well as people to kill, and that makes the stakes for our heroine feel higher than ever. Will claiming her revenge and fulfilling her destiny prevent her from ever living a peaceful life?
Fans will love the fast-paced, epic conclusion to this dark and bloody tale.
In the highly anticipated conclusion to the "Nevernight" trilogy, assassin Mia Corvere escapes the arena with her newly discovered younger brother reluctantly in tow. She discovers that a mortal enemy is still alive and that she must rescue her mentor from captivity in the Red Church's Quiet Mountain stronghold. Mia has a destiny to fulfill, revenge to take, and a plethora of enemies to murder violently. Running afoul of vengeful gods, pirates, and her former assassin colleagues in her quest, she discovers bonds of both blood and chosen family in some surprisingly heartfelt scenes. Kristoff's (Godsgrave) action sequences are well done, although Mia's shadow magic and use of animal passengers leads to some one-sided encounters. The metacommentary is a bit much, but humorous footnotes provide wry asides and additional info about this well-imagined realm. VERDICT Readers who enjoyed the first two books will not be disappointed by this dark, addictive story that contains coarse language and plenty of sexual content. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]—Rebekah Kati, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill