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Summary

From best-selling and award-winning author Jay Kristoff comes the thrilling and heart-breaking conclusion to The Nevernight Chronicle. 

Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. After the greatest games in Godsgrave’s history ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic, Mia finds herself pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion. 

She may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. 

Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time. 

©2019 Jay Kristoff (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"If you love Robin Hobb or George R. R. Martin, you will adore Nevernight." (Starburst)

"With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying." (Publishers Weekly)

"Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence [...] something special." (SciFi Now)

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Great book, shame about the performance

This is the first audiobook I bought in the trilogy as I was so gripped and wanted to keep reading when I was on the go.

The book is brilliant, but I'm sorry to say that I was appalled by the narration. I really don't say this to make the narrator feel bad as it doesn't mean he's not talented reading other work. However, this novel contains a lot of female dialogue and main characters, and I was so disappointed to hear some of the most badass, fierce and brilliant characters I've ever read, reduced to gum-smacking dizzy teenage girls in this narrator's voice. I don't know why he felt the need to make them sound air-headed and whiny when they're meant to be so smart and strong.

It was so deeply disappointing and completely ruined the audio for me.

Again, if the narrator reads this, I don't want them to feel badly, but they do need to evaluate the way they approach their female voices.

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If Hermione shagged Harry…..

…. I imagine it would be a bit like these books!
Or Tolkien described a night of debauchery between Aragorn and Arwen!??
And if either of those images offends you, then I wouldn’t buy these books!
….. I loved them….

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Amazing story telling

Love this trilogy! Great story telling, very self aware and full of humour and plot twists. Characters are really interesting and well rounded and the story has an amazing pace. Great adventure epic.

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Not worth the investment

Listened to the first two, managed to get through half of this and just couldn't get find the motivation to finish. Without the sex and the swearing there's just no story that grabs you enough. Very disappointed. I'll be asking for my credits back.

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Never flinch, never fear and never ...ever forgot!

.....This book, along with it's unforgettable predecessors, nevernight and godsgrave, have stole a piece of my soul. The strength of characters has left me in awe of Jay Kristoff's literary ability. I laughed and cried and laughed some more. In a tale you find yourself encouraging murder and deception and willing on evil acts because you feel apart of it, just as if it was your own vengeance being played out . What can I say this book becomes apart of you. And will be read time and time again.

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Best story in ages

loved Mia. what a great character. I could hardly stop listening. fabulous imagination . how do you follow this? xxx

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Awesome.. everything about it.

One of the finest books I’ve listened too. Such a shame it had to end.

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Masterfully written and narrated

This trilogy was both gripping and beautiful from start to finish, and the narration was terrific! It truly came full circle, and even knowing from the beginning how it would end, it pulled off the plot without feeling clichéd! A satisfying and exciting listen!

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Amazing

Not only was this story simply amazing, but the narration is absolute perfection. Love it. The talent of both Jay and Holter is phenomenal. I totally fell in love with the characters (and maybe Holter).

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incredible ending to a wonderful series of books!

I laughed, cried, shouted out loud, ground my teeth, worried myself sick and LOVED the characters and the story Jay Kristoff created. So very sad it's all over. My favourite series of books so far and I've listed to over 100 in the last year...my 1st year with Audible. How on Earth did I manage before Audible!?!?!? I listen for on average 10hrs a day. I thought the narration by Holter Graham was perfect.
I'm off to listen to all of Jay Kristoff's books now!

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  • 12-09-19

A fantastic end to a fantastic story.

If you loved the first 2 books in the series you'll certainly love this one too, it ends bittersweet and full of hope but best of all satisfyingly.

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  • 01-06-21

Better than a Game of Thrones

I cannot believe I said that. A Game of Thrones used to be my favourite series ... until GJJ Martin sold his soul to the television abandoned it. Kristoff’s characters and twists are at least as exciting, and he finishes the series beautifully! The narrator was fabulous too. Thank you so much. This has been a wonderful journey, which I will never forget.

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  • 01-04-21

Amazing

This will be one of the best books and trilogies you will ever read. Never flinch, never fear and never forget.

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  • 26-09-20

Utterly delightful.

A sheer delight. A wonderful book narrated by a genius. I cannot recommend it more highly.