Godsgrave

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Godsgrave
The Nevernight Chronicle
Jay Kristoff
Fantasy

In Godsgrave, the second installment of the Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff,
young assassin Mia Corvere continues on her bloody quest to avenge her murdered
family.
When it’s announced that the men who had her family destroyed would be attending
the conclusion of the gladiator games in the city of Godsgrave, Mia sells herself to a
gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. 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 within the collegium walls, and the body
count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover
a secret that could change the very face of her world.
Set in a high-fantasy version of Ancient Rome known as the Republic of Itreya, the
novel portrays plenty of political intrigue as well as the monstrous nature of slavery
and gladiator tournaments. Itreya’s religions play a large role in both the plot and the
characters’ personalities. The story is told in omniscient third-person; the narrator of
Godsgrave includes plenty of facts and stories about Itreya’s history and culture in
numerous footnotes. Godsgrave also has a diverse cast that represents both the
LGBTQA+ community and people of colour.
Note, this book does contain some sensitive material and is intended for senior
students.
‘Nevernight’, the first book in Jay Kristoff’s ‘Nevernight Chronicle’, is also available in
the MRSS Library!