Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Book of the Ancestor, Book 3

Synopsis: They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman.

The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat.

Nona faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that Nona and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep.

Even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of war.

The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it’s a power that corrupts. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her.

A battle in which hearts will be broken, lovers lost, thrones burned.

Review: I was so looking forward to get into this third volume by Mark Lawrence. I’m not a very great fantasy reader, but there are series that completely caught away like this one! I loved the first volume, and I’m happy to say that it’s still the case with Holy Sister.

Nona has grown a lot since she was a little girl. She has been through many hardships and lost friends who were very dear to her heart. But it’s also what made her the person she is. But the war is coming and Nona will have to make choices, some of them difficult to save her people.

I loved that novel! Yes, I don’t say it enough. Mark Lawrence has an addictive writing style that takes us away completely. Once again, he offers us a fascinating novel, which closes and allows us to understand some scenes of the first volume. What can I say except that the author mixes with an unequalled mastery of a fascinating world, a determined heroine, betrayals that we do not see coming, but above all, a plot that is impossible to let go.

While the first volume had a different format, the second one had a slightly more classic one. However, with this third volume we go back to a present and past pattern and I found it very clever, especially in the face of the revelations that we discover much later. I loved both periods and was always eager to see what the events would bring.

Yes, you can understand that I am conquered by this series! This ending was perfect and I can only advise you to get started! I also really appreciated at the beginning of the novel the reminders of previous volumes which with my goldfish memory are ideal!

A novel I recommend!

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