In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a blade, and the vengeance of the empires richest lord.As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she has sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pull of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.And in all this only one thing is certain..There will be blood....
|Title||:||Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) Reviews
Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life.
It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or Mystic Sister. But when an Inquisition arrives, Nona has trouble trying to hide two secrets that could get her expelled: A forbidden search of the stolen shipheart, and a demon that she's carrying under her skin.
Grey Sister follows on from Red Sister and is the second book in the Book of the Ancients series. It’s set on a different world to Mark’s previous two trilogies and benefits from creative world building that is both familiar, yet fresh, intriguing and exciting. At least to me, anyway.
A strip of narrow land surrounded by huge (understatement) polar caps, anyone? Pretty new to me, that’s for sure. There’s similarities to our own histories regarding political structure etc. (hard to find a fantasy ...more
This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot).
As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The bully, the evil teacher, the love interest, the mentor teacher, etc... You could swap the names of the characters and it wouldn't change much.
Also, english isn't my primary language (and not even my fourth) so please ...more
I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded killer, but also fiercely intelligent and a philosopher at heart. Hence his tale, just like his worldview, became dark, gritty, dramatic, his observations clever and beautifully worded. Jalan was funny and shallow, he ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!
Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was deserved. Like I said in my review for that, I struggle with high/epic/dark/true fantasy because it tends to be slower and harder for me to get into... and harder for me to forgive overused tropes and predictable plots. ...more
[2.5 stars] I hate to say it, but I think Grey Sister suffered from middle-book syndrome.
It kind of did the opposite of Red Sister, which started out slow and gained momentum. Grey Sister started out with a bang and engaged me with all the things I look for in a good fantasy. It was a nice continuation of the story that took place primarily in a school setting (I never get tired of school settings). There were also a lot of great character dynamics and some really interesting training scenes. No ...more
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/...
The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing through the ranks at the Convent of Sweet Mercy, which has been her home since she was eight years old after being rescued from the hangman’s noose by Abbess Glass. It’s now time for Nona to choose a path—but so much ...more
Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I’ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence’s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book – this can be where things go astray for some writers, as positioning their pieces for a finale starts to become a priority. Grey Sister expands on the world and its inhabitants very well indeed, and it balances all the elements of a good story. There was enough worldbuildin ...more