DARKDAWN by Jay Kristoff


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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.

Pub Date: Sept. 3rd, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-250-07304-4
Page count: 512pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2019