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Godsgrave

The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff.

Conquer your fear, conquer the world.

Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it.

Her position is precarious, and she's still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfil the promise she made on the day she lost everything.

Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.

©2017 Neverafter Pty Ltd (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Come for the vengeful assassins, stay for the fear-drinking shadowcats. Godsgrave is a stylish, fast-paced and welcome return to the world of Nevernight." (Peter Newman)

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Flawless

Honestly, I couldn't find a complaint to make here if I tried. Plot, character development, structure, they're all managed artfully and the voice actor is the cherry on top of an already ridiculous cake.

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I would die for Ashlinn Järnheim

the best narration I've listened to, and a damn good book stab stab stab X

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Knockout sequal!

So often a sequal to a really great book lets you down. Not this one.

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BISS AND BLOOD WHAT A BOOK <3

This story is woven together so intricately and the world is so detailed and the narration is perfect. I loved everything about this.

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That plot twist though omg

I am shook gentlefriends. SHOOK. I cannot wait to rip into Darkdawn.

byss and blood Jay you magnificent bastard

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Yaaaaaas queen

Bloody epic narration by Holter Graham, brought to life this most epic sequel. I need more !!!

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Best books of my life

This series is bloody mind blowing never have I come across something so brilliant and amazing so unpredictable so mind bending can't get enough of it if only this story would go on forever

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A surprisingly enjoyable sequel

This is an outstanding sequel to the first book.

I genuinely thought I wouldn't enjoy the book, however it was riveting and compelling. Admittedly there were sections that were less enticing. Overall the feel remained true to the first book.

I enjoyed the character development, and whilst I didn't agree with the character actions I did find that the actions were true to character.

It was also satisfying to watch the word building and learn more of the dark.

I read the first book, so coming to terms with the reader took a little while. By the end I felt he fit the book well.

It's nice to listen to a book with a realistic female protagonist. She makes no apologies for being broken.

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Great tale that moves along at a cracking pace.

Really enjoyable story, easy to listen to and simple to follow. i spend a great deal of time driving and use audio books to help chew up the hours. This book was the perfect balance for that task, a lot of action, easy to pick up where you are at with the story afrer you put it down for a few days.

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  • Connor
  • New Zealand
  • 19-12-2017

Ending was great

The middle section of the book was a bit slow and not very rewarding, there were so many weird loose ends that I didn't understand but they all came together perfectly at the end. Awesome ending, a little bit of commitment to stay till the end will be very rewarding

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  • Pink_flamingo
  • 18-03-2018

Violently good

I loved this book. Sometimes the violence made me cringe a bit, but Holter Graham is such a brilliant narrator that he sweeps you up in the fight. Can’t wait for the next book.

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  • Adelise
  • 28-10-2017

Mr. K... I love/hate you

The bloody beauty. That is this series ... and also the main character's nickname, but still. This book (and its firstborn sibling) are both beautifully written and bloody. I love them.

The world that JK has woven here is a place I never wish to leave. Even if, at the end of this series, we see no more of Mia, I would very much like a few more books from this world (please and thank you, Mr. K)

As for why I love/hate our dear author? Well, you will just have to read it and find out for yourself.

The only thing I would recommend to you is purchasing a copy of the paperback as well so you can look at the beautiful cartography within.

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  • lloyd
  • 28-09-2017

entertaining but with some problems

okay so I don't really review often but I have to with this book. whilst the book is pretty entertaining I can't help but be irritated by one major problem, and that is that the majority of the gladiatorial parts of the book are quite obviously ripped off from the Spartacus TV series. the task master with his whip, the champion gladiator disliking the main hero, his affair with the dominus, the expression that the hired help uses when talking to the dominus and many more, it's not even hidden, it's glaringly obvious. My only other problems with this book is with the narrator, whilst on the whole he is quite good, he often seems to forget who's voice he is doing and often Mia speaks with a man's gravelly voice. He also occassionly puts weird pauses mid sentence that can complete throw you out of your immersion. my final flaw is that he really needs to move slightly further away from his microphone when recording because you can hear every moist mouth smack and his overly loud swallowing, after a while it starts to grate and makes it hard to pay attention to what's being said. With these exceptions, on the whole it's still a fairly enjoyable book with the ups and downs you expect after the first one and had a solid ending that makes you look forward to the next installment. Not as good as the first book but worth listening to just to get through to what will hopefully be a good final book

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  • Stardust
  • 18-09-2017

Awe inspiring

This series obeys none of the rules of books. Nothing can be taken for granted, nothing assumed. Just sit back and hang on for the duration. And prepare to swear a lot as Kristoff carelessly mangles your heart.

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  • Andrew
  • 10-10-2017

hell yeah

every time I think I know where the story is going. I get a punch to the face as a left then a right turn is made. great book

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  • Mike
  • 19-02-2019

A Good Sequel

I was initially disappointed with the book and didn’t enjoy the first 5 hours of listening. However, I gave it another try because of so many other good reviews. It got a lot better as the story moved on.

This book is not as good, in my opinion, as “Nevernight “ which is brilliant. However, it is a good continuation of the overall story and I will certainly buy the third and final book.

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  • T. Beran
  • 09-02-2019

really enjoying this series so far!

great characters that stay with you. twists and turns aplenty, fantastic world building... what more do you need?

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  • G W Higenbottam
  • 30-01-2019

Exciting from the outset to finish

Exciting Story.
Excellent Narration.
Well worth a listen.
Can't wait until final installment is out

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  • kirsty Whyte
  • 08-01-2019

Can’t wait for the last book now!!!

I loved this and felt it was even stronger than the first. The narration took me a couple of chapters to gel with, although I don’t know why. Love the world, the characters and the little bits like the foot notes. A very refreshing new feel to the fantasy genre

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  • paul
  • 06-01-2019

Omg

I don’t know what else you would want from a book
Just awesome, I can’t want for the next book

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  • Michelle
  • 31-12-2018

Great story, though a bit harder to follow

I loved the storyline, character development and plot twists. This book is definitely a must read if you've also read Nevernight.

Godsgrave however has a great deal of back and forth time jumps. These are quit hard to identify while listilening to an audiobook which made it very confusing in the beginning.

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  • Nick
  • 30-12-2018

Superb

A wonderful story superbly delivered by the narrator. I look forward to the final part of the trilogy. Hopefully it’ll be on Audible soon...?