Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
The Last Word Review
From the bestselling author of The Lotus War and The Illuminae Files comes an epic new series fantasy series starting with the staggering Nevernight this is a monumental read of 643 pages. I am not normally one for reviewing fantasy novels but earlier this year I was approached and a few days later an advanced review copy landed on my desk. Believe me this is mind blowing.
Nevernight is aimed at the ‘young adult’ market but what I would say here firstly is that there is a lot violence and some very strong language so it may not be ideal for the younger audience. But that is not taking away from a truly epic first novel in the series. It is dark possible even very dark in places and brutal in places. If you are a fan of fantasy novels, then Nevernight is one book that I would suggest you head out this weekend to your nearest bookshop and seek out a copy.
I am not going to give any spoilers away here just a brief synopsis of the story. This is just the beginning as there are hints of more books to come in the series and if the rest are anything close to Nevernight then the series will be a series worth reading. I am not sure there has been a book ahead of release that I have been approached about to see if I was going to review even as far as the United States.
Mia Corvere is the leading character in this first book, her father was hanged as a traitor and so the story begins. There is blood, lots of it and tales of revenge and lots of flashbacks which can easily be lost if you do not keep track of what is a complex story and with Mia determined to become an assassin and seek revenge for those that killed her father, but becoming an assassin is not easy and this is Mia’s story she is one of 30 chasing four assassin spots this is a brilliantly crafted book that many will consume in one sitting and if you are a fan of The Game of Thrones then this is must read for you the way the story flows it will capture the imagination of viewers of the epic small screen series.
When you add in that this is about a young female seeking revenge and will not stop until she has sought out those and dealt her own revenge then this is going to be one hell of a ride for anyone who picks up this dark and perilous fantasy adventure.
Nevernight – The book proof
Jay Kristoff is a fantasy writer that is one to watch for the future with the start of this series and will gain many new fans from both sides of the Atlantic.
Yes, I highly recommend Nevernight and I am already looking forward to book two.
Thank you to Harper Voyager for the advanced review copy.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is published by Harper Voyager today and is available through Waterstones and all good bookshops.