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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness.
Mia Corvere is only 10 years old when she is given her first lesson in death.
Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world.
But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya.
Inside the Church's halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult.
The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student.
©2016 Neverafter Pty Ltd (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A brain-churning, gore-splattered monster of a book." ( Daily Mail)
"With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence.... Something special." ( SciFi Now)
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5 out of 5 stars
By fiona on 04-17-18

Rather gore filled

More blood and gore than I would usually keep reading but the story was gripping and the narration very good. I have just downloaded the next volume.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ms. Helen F. M. White on 01-17-18

Excellent book.

When I first started this book I was a bit “is this something I will enjoy “? It then got better and better and had twists that I didn’t see coming, a rarity for me. Superbly read. Already downloaded book two. A must for those who like a gripping fantasy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By O. Okonkwo on 02-06-18

Best fantasy novel in ages

Once you get past the first 2 chapters the story is all consuming. Fascinating characters and plot development. Rarely predictable & accomplished writing style. Great narration. Normally I'm only a fan of British narrators but Holter Graham knocks it out of the park!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-16-18

Absolutely amazing

Possibly the best book I have ever come across... can't even explain my love for it! mind bending dark and gritty so many twists and unexpected turns bloody amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Grey on 11-06-17

awesome

about as compelling a listen as an audiobook comes. I really could not recommend enough.

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