Review: Darkdawn

[Goodreads] The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.

Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic.

But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time. Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die?

*5 stars!*

Darkdawn was an incredible ride and an epic finale to an amazing series. I had no expectations but I just knew it was going to be amazing. I loved it.

The events at the end of Godsgrave were the culmination of all of Mia’s hard work towards her goals of avenging her family’s murder, or so she thought, and there are some major revelations in the beginning of this one. It took a while to really get into this book because of the sheer amount of information (and size of this book), but once I did I really flew through it (until the final pages when I dragged it because I didn’t want it to end).

I can’t talk much about the plot without revealing much but I will say that it includes bloodshed, gore, pirates kings, leviathans, dark gods and lots of cursing!

I’d forgotten about how much I loved Mia. Badass, fearless Mia who can still love fiercely despite everything that happened to her, who embraces her dark power and accepts who she is.

The writing was fantastic. Detailed descriptions and very funny footnotes (and there were much less in this one so it never got annoying).

Overall…. go read this book! It really is epic, there’s no better word to describe it.

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