A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.
The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.
Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?
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“But this is a world ruled by men, not divinities. And for all the blood, all the death, all the lives we’ve taken in her name, she’s still so fucking far away.”
Darkdawn was an amazing, emotional journey to an incredible, emotional ending. This final book in the trilogy is exactly what I wanted out of the end of the series. This book was the end that the series needed.
At the end of Godsgrave we find out quite a lot all at once. So many secrets, so many revelations. A couple of “oh my god” moments. And Darkdawn takes up shortly after that cliffhanger ending and RUNS with it. No more flashbacks, no more side stories. Just all out running towards the end. It doesn’t stop. There is no wasted time. There are even a few fewer footnotes. For story reasons.
The only difference is that there are a few more perspectives than we have seen previously. It isn’t just Mia Corvere running around, doing things. Well, it is still a lot of that, too. But, there are other perspectives. The narration is finally addressed, as are the footnotes. Hell, the footnotes are explained in the best way possible and I love it. The story takes further shape around us. The new perspectives are a part of that story further taking shape.
Darkdawn was my favourite book in the series, by far. There was no more training. Just the rush towards the end. There was that high I get when I’m chasing after an amazing story. I was a bit ambivalent during Nevernight, I was intrigued by Godsgrave but with Darkdawn… With Darkdawn I was just amazed.
I don’t know how much more I can say, though, without giving away such an amazing ending. It ties up all the loose ends. It cancels all the “what about”s. The end was just the end that it needed to be. And I really loved it.
I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Jay Kristoff, St. Martin’s Press, and Edelweiss for providing the opportunity to review this copy.
To read more reviews for this series, check out the Nevernight Chronicle series page!