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Holy Sister ❰EPUB❯ ✻ Holy Sister Author Mark Lawrence – Nona Grey’s story reaches its shattering conclusion in the third instalment of Book of the AncestorThe ice is advancing the Corridor narrowing and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the Nona Grey’s story reaches its shattering conclusion in the third instalment of Book of the AncestorThe 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 retreatNona 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 doorstepEven a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of warThe 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 herA battle in which hearts will be broken lovers lost thrones burnedHoly Sister completes the Book of the Ancestor trilogy that began with RED SISTER and GREY SISTER A ground breaking series it has established Mark Lawrence as one of the most exciting new voices in modern speculative fiction.

10 thoughts on “Holy Sister

  1. Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence says:

    In Holy class Nona faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice The ice still advances the Corridor still narrows and the empire is under siege Scithrowl have invaded in the east Durns in the west Everywhere the emperor’s armies are in retreat It seems unlikely that Nona and her friends will have time to earn the habit of a nun before war is on their doorstepAbbess Glass has played the long game all her life but with everyone reaching for the moon will her planning suffice to steer it in the right direction?War is coming and even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn this tide 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 where she will be torn between friends unable to save them all A battle where her own demons will try to unmake her A battle in which hearts will be broken lovers lost thrones burnedThey came against her as a child Now they face the womanI am Nona Grey and if you come against me I will make a ruin of your life Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes

  2. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    45 This is one of my new favorite Fantasy seriesI love the characters and their growth the dark post apocalyptic world the magic system the fact that finally female characters are allowed to be muscular My only issue is that this last book felt a bit too short and was wrapped up a bit in a hurryI wish there had been a bit with the love interest that's coming from someone that resent any romance in her books and that we had had a bit about the apocalyptic bitsHopefully I'll get in the newest series in the same universe coming out next yearTotally recommend

  3. Melanie Melanie says:

    ARC given to me by my amazingly kind friend Alexa at Alexa Loves Books1 Red Sister ★★★★★2 Grey Sister ★★★★★ “When they put us in that cage we never really came out of it again” Good Lord Mark Lawrence has truly created a once in a lifetime series that I will cherish forever Holy Sister is the third and final book in a series that will go down in history as one of the brightest shining lights in SFF history I very much implore you to read Bound after Grey Sister but before Holy Sister because it really works as a much needed bridge short story This book is told in two timeless; one after the events of Grey Sister and then three years later But the interchanging of these two timelines both in Nona’s perspective was truly the perfect way to craft this tale This series is all about a girl named Nona who we get to see grow up but we meet her during her childhood when she hasn’t had the easiest of lives and is currently in the gallows for attempted murder but is saved and taken to a convent of nuns who all are able to harness magical abilities and we uickly learn that Nona has some magical abilities herself Yet now in this last book this convent Sweet Mercy and all the characters we have grown to love have threats surrounding them and all their lives are on the line My favorite part of this book? I have truly fallen in love with these magical assassin nuns and I’m honestly prepared to die for any and all of them Truly the found family in this book is just unparalleled by anything else From the bonds of sisters to the bonds of lovers to the bonds of just women loving and accepting each other regardless of the paths you have walked or are currently walking in life All the side characters are some of the greatest of all time but Apple and Kettle will never leave me or my heart And Glass will forever and always be my ueen But Mark Lawrence truly gave me everything I wanted when he crafted Nona and in this book especially when he made Nona attracted to multiple genders most likely bisexual But Nona is a pan goddess in my eyes and no one can change my mind on this Also she will go down as one of my favorite characters of all time She’s come far from learning that the word brave does mean to be strong but it also means to be vulnerable and willing to let people in Seeing her grow with this group of girls but also by herself while being shaped by this cruel and unforgiving world filled with even cruel and unforgiving circumstances; it’s so beautiful I don’t even have words for it “The fight matters But in the end it is never truly won or lost and victory lies in discovering that we are bigger than it is” Watching Nona become the woman she is and watching her walk this path all the paths I don’t even have words for it I think this entire series is going to stand the test of time and go down as one of the best fantasies ever written The story is just perfection the characters are my favorite the writing is so smart and so beautiful the themes are life changing and the entire story is completely unforgettable If you haven’t picked up Red Sister yet I’m begging you to give it a try This trilogy is truly a masterpiece Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationContent and trigger warnings loss of a loved one ueer characters do die most characters in this areseem ueer so I don’t think it’s a bury your gays trope but use caution still violence gore torture human trafficking kidnapping and war themes

  4. Petrik Petrik says:

    ARC provided by the publisher—Ace—in exchange for an honest review455 stars Holy Sister is an incredibly powerful and satisfying conclusion to one of the best trilogy I’ve ever readI won’t lie a week ago I started rereading Red Sister mostly for the purpose of satisfying my completionist nature and eventually putting Book of the Ancestor into my “completed series I’ve read” list However the incredible of rereading Red Sister made me incoherently excited to continue with the series and here I am now I have binged read and reviewed the entire series within a week and I can say with confidence that this series has become one of my favorite coming of age fantasy series of all time “To sow knowing that you will not reap is an old kind of love and love has always been the best key for unlocking the future” Holy Sister is the third and last book in Mark Lawrence’s Book of the Ancestor trilogy The ice is closing the Corridor is narrowing and the empire is under siege from all direction; dangers are everywhere and Nona Grey will have to exceed her own maximum capability in the upcoming final battle In my opinion this is by far Mark Lawrence’s best series so far I’m still amazed by how clever it all came together We’ve always known that Abbess Glass is playing the long game since the first installment; it all came to fruition here Just like Abbess Glass’s long game we can only know what Lawrence’s saving for us by reading this outstanding installment to the end The plot of the series is so cleverly planned and structured; connecting every single plot thread all the way back to the prologue interlude and epilogue of Red Sister Unlike Grey Sister we’re back to having Nona as the sole POV to read here The narrative is divided into two timelines1 Continues immediately from where the last book left off2 The present day; three years after the end of Grey Sister Nona is now in Holy Class and she has to choose which order she’ll become when she becomes a full sisterThe story starts up slowly and it was well paced From the beginning the buildup of the tension escalated non stop until the pulse pounding conclusion The usage of the two timelines—both from Nona’s perspectives—was smartly executed; it was never confusing and it felt crucial in enhancing the compelling nature of the novel The book was deftly written extremely well polished and the storytelling style felt like watching a pendulum that swings from left to right continuously in order to create a smooth flow of emotional impact I mean it the second half evoked a variety of emotions; laughter sadness anger and tension were there; making the climax seuences gripping and utterly hard to put down The carnage the thrill of battle the blood soaked war the brutal magic unleashed and the clash of weaponry were vividly written; it truly felt like I was there with Nona and her friends “The fight matters But in the end it is never truly won or lost and victory lies in discovering that we are bigger than it is” Before I close my review I would like to say that the greatness within this series was achievable due to how well written the characters were; their developments throughout the series was astounding Nona Grey has officially become one of the greatest heroines I’ve ever read in a fantasy novel She’s flawed loyal kind and simply inspiring as a person The present may be full of darkness; familiar landscape changed by war The future may be bleak but she never gives up Her friendship with her friends remains her beacon of hope and I loved every moment of reading her journey with her friends By involving and developing every single character brilliantly it honestly feels bittersweet to me to have read the conclusion of this series; I'm sad to say goodbye to these characters but I'm glad to have read this trilogyPicture Sister Cage by banishedshadowIf you’re reading this review rest assured that the best of parts of the book are purposely excluded from this review; you simply have to read and experience them for yourself Mark Lawrence has outdone himself with the creation of Holy Sister I have mixed feelings on Lawrence’s previous trilogy I wouldn’t have thought that Book of the Ancestor would become one of the greatest trilogies I’ve ever read but here it is; suffice to say that I recommend this series with all my heart That's all from me Series Review Red Sister 55 stars Grey Sister 45 stars Holy Sister 455 stars Book of the Ancestor 13515 stars Official release date April 4 2019 UK and April 9 2019 USYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping The uotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  5. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I love you NonaThere’s me done then Damn I wish the book was longer I didn’t want to cry today Thank you for a great trilogy Mr Lawrence Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  6. Emma Emma says:

    Spoiler free review 🗡🗡🗡🗡🗡 OUT NOWWhen writing about a book that’s the third and final in a trilogy there’s only so much that can be said without edging into spoiler territory So this review if it can be called that is done with the lightest touch hopefully just conveying some sense of the range of feelings the books evoked in meMore than almost any other series I’ve read the three novels which form the Book of the Ancestor feel like one continuous story Perhaps this is a reflection of the way the oft uoted opening line ‘it is important when killing a nun to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size’ links the prologue in a surprising way to the trilogy’s finale It’s only at the end that you can truly see the shape of it; the beauty of story made circular If not for the considerations of time and space the books would be best read straight through For all those who haven’t started this series yet and I recommend you get right on that give yourself some time to experience the wholeness of it From the finish the artificial boundaries made by the division into three seem somewhat arbitrary and while the first two books conclude with explosive and brutally fun high action set pieces they don’t necessarily serve to illuminate the really significant junctures of the story Or at least not all of them This is a character driven narrative and Nona's journey her growth is a continuous thing There’s an euality of significance given to all types of moments the smaller private ones having as much impact for Nona as the ones she faces blade in hand Each builds upon the other so that the world altering choices she makes at the end of Holy Sister can only be understood in terms of the entirety of her experience Our assumptions about her path directed in part by the tricksy author and in part by what we ‘know’ about fantasy writing lead us to believe in what seems like an inevitable conclusion yet those expectations are repeatedly demolished The lessons she’s learned aren’t the ones you think And that means she never ceases to surpriseThe pacing in this book follows a similar structure to Grey Sister It starts out in an interesting but measured fashion so much that you wonder if it’s going to be like this all the way through then it’s all whatthehellyoucantdothatohmygod The End Once it hits a certain part be prepared to go all the way You won’t be putting the book down that’s for sure It epitomises the reading experience i’ve had throughout the series an essential contradiction of which I can’t help be aware Namely that the action scenes are so good and I mean ridiculously good that I’m constantly jonesing to get to them as soon and as often as possible but that none of those moments would be anywhere near as affecting or effective if I didn’t care as much about the characters a depth of feeling built in the slower moments The space utilised on what may initially seem like trivialities Nona’s schoolingtraining for example is where relationships develop in to the type of bonds that will save the world Nona’s foundations are her friendships the love and loyalty that bind her to other people It might take time to show that to the reader but the payoff is huge The close focus shapes the whole story This is a book that dares to put things offstage battles detailed only when literally they turn up on Nona’s doorstep How many other authors would put a whole war in the background? Most of what the reader knows is through Nona and if she’s not there to see it only so much can be told As in Grey Sister there’s some scope for alternate viewpoints through Kettle for example as an aside I love Kettle she’s the best character in the series Come at me but there’s this brilliant dichotomy between a comprehensive multilayered world that clearly and vibrantly exists and the limited slice we get to see In the dual timeline of this book it allows scope for playing with what’s known by various characters deepening the layers of the intricate high stakes plots and heightening tension via misdirection and the withholding of knowledge Only when seen from the end when the circle is completed can we discern how the long game played by Abbess Glass fits together Only then can we see who Nona really is And none of it will turn out as you imaginedAn exceptional series and by far my favourite of Mark Lawrence’s work It has that something that sets it apart It has the deft unexpected characterisation the perfect turn of phrase the killer hook we’ve seen before in his other series but this has a magic all of its own I can’t explain it and I’m not going to try I cheered and I cried Then I cried some I was surprised amused and devastated The author snuck in some stuff that I can’t even talk about because its spoilery but damn I didn’t see that coming As for a happy ending? Well you know who wrote it right??? That’s all I’m saying Make sure this is on your 2019 reading list Highly recommended

  7. Anne Anne says:

    35 starsA good enough conclusion but some of the original magic was missingFor me anyway The second book built up to a lot of things that just seemed to have already happened when this book opened Including a romanc ish thing with one of the characters that kind of seemed shoved in for no good reason view spoiler Not sure why Nona Regol had to have a thing for a while It felt throwaway from the beginning so there was no real tension as to whether or not they would stay together at the end You know she Ara are the ones that actually love each other Plus they are the only ones who could actually be together if they both decide to be nuns So I guess Regol is just a fling which is fine but the fact that they somehow got together and we didn't get to see how it happened was just weirdAlso Abbess Glass dies off page? By the end I kind of thought it was ok because the flashbacks helped the mystery of the story But I still think she should have gotten a proper send off at the beginning of the bookHowever I realize I did not write this bookSo you know you do you Mr Lawrence hide spoiler

  8. Samantha Samantha says:

    375 stars I’m very surprised about this and I don’t know what caused it I didn’t dislike this book I just didn’t feel as connected to it as I have with the previous installments It took me a long time to read and I wasn’t very motivated to read it when I wasn’t I didn’t feel the big emotional moments like I have in the past I wasn’t disappointed in the ending but just feel no connection to it I’m unsure if I’ve been slumpy lately and that’s what caused it Truthfully I find few faults in the actual plot of the story I just didn’t care about it

  9. Celeste Celeste says:

    You can find this review and at Novel Notions I received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher While I am thankful for the gift the giving of it had no impact on this review All views below are completely my own Holy Sister keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page It’s an incredibly smart conclusion to a standout action packed series with heartbreak and triumph mingled on nearly every page I can’t remember the last time I felt so satisfied upon finishing a book “Some lessons must be written in scars”In this book we’ve finally come full circle experiencing the stunning introduction to Red Sister in real time The novices we’ve come to know and love over the course of this trilogy are now nearly grown forced to prematurely take their vows in the face of war laced apocalypse As the moon weakens and ice encroaches from the north and the south the only land left to fight over is the small Corridor of yet unfrozen terrain around circling the middle of Abeth And there just isn’t room for everyone“North and south the ice sueezed and all the nations of the Corridor bled”“A million words won’t push the ice back not even the breadth of a finger But one word will break a heart two will mend it and three will lay the highest low” Grey Sister presented us with a tale from two perspectives In Holy Sister we are again seeing things entirely through Nona’s eyes but are alternating time frames hopping between present day and three years ago as we see what happened in the immediate aftermath of Grey Sister’s climax As we progress we see how and why Nona makes the decisions she does and what kind of impact that has on those around her Nona’s character development over the course of this series is mind blowing She’s one of the bravest coldest most loving characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading She’s a calculating badass who throws herself into danger with almost no fear of what might befall her but she will go to any lengths necessary to protect those she loves even as she uses them And those she loves are numerous I would have never thought when I first met her in Red Sister that Nona would have one of the biggest hearts in fiction but she undoubtably does I can say without ualm that she’s my favorite heroine in the fantasy genre“I must caution you Nona Grey could tear this street open to the bedrock to see you dead and level the houses all around us She could blast you with such force that the amulets your gold has purchased would burn and fall to dust And before I could take a single step to stop her you would all be smoking offal amid the ruin You should know that I would do everything in my power to bring her to the emperor’s justice after such an outburst But it would be scant consolation to your corpses”As much as I love Nona I feel that the true hero of this series is Abbess Glass The way she sees the world and its most probable futures is insane but her ability to recruit others to serve as her knowing and willing pawns is even astounding She is everything I love about characters such as Gandalf and Dumbledore and McGonagall all mingled into one person I’m just so blown away by her I am also incredibly impressed by the development the author gave to many of the other nuns especially the likes of Pan Wheel and Tallow What Lawrence was able to do here was show that any female whether aged or youthful regardless of talent or skill level or interests has the capacity to be a hero of epic proportions I have never read another book or series with so many strong well developed completely epic female characters let alone but a male author I applaud Lawrence so much for this amazing cast of nuns and novices “the application of knowledge could unlock doors that her flaw blades couldn’t so much as scratch and it could bring down those so mighty that no feat of arms would stay their hand”“To sow knowing that you will not reap is an old kind of love and love has always been the best key for unlocking the future”I also want to take a moment to recognize Lawrence’s wonderful way with words He paints lovely pictures with his sentences and they are a pleasure to read I would consider this series literary fantasy as the writing is not only important but almost a character in its own right Consider this sentence as an example “The fighter was young still in his early twenties perhaps and his muscles crowded along his bones the battle for space heaping them up in great veined mounds”I think that is a marvelous description one I can clearly envision while also appreciating the way Lawrence built the sentence Because that’s how I feel about Lawrence’s prose; it’s not written but crafted The uote below is one of the most important realizations of the book in my opinion and it’s such a beautiful sentiment that I had to share it here I’ve removed all possible spoilers and tried to only include the most philosophical elements“At Sweet Mercy they made a weapon of me They honed every skill into a sharp edge They put a sword in my hand because there will always be foes who much be opposed always violence that much be met with violence But that is not the heart of Sweet Mercy It was always the faith Always the notion that all men and women are our brothers and sisters And that faith doesn’t end with borders It doesn’t care about heresies use to divide us or whether you speak your prayers to a white star or to the fields and forests and stonesNot as a weapon but as a tool As a healer might used the knife sometimes to cut but ultimately to heal”I can’t recommend this trilogy highly enough Whether you’re a fantasy fan or not this is a series well worth your time It has so much to offer to so many and I dearly hope that it acuires the audience and notoriety it deserves I feel that Nona’s story offers many profound lessons that could bring our world healing and understanding of one another if we would all take its words to heart There is tragedy in Holy Sister and the mourning it brings but there is also vitality and passion and selflessness It’s a beautiful book that I can’t wait for the world to read“Moons might rise and fall empires wax and wane even the stars come and go but there are constants too and thought the story of our kind is ever changing it is also always the same” All above uotations were taken from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publication

  10. Petros Triantafyllou Petros Triantafyllou says:

    Six timesThis book made me cry six timesOne of them was two whole days after I finished the damn thing It is important when killing a nun to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size For Nona Grey Lano Tacsis brought two armies and eight Noi Guin the deadliest assassins on the face of the earth And of those eight Noi Guin one of them the Singular himself was rud to be deadly than the other seven together Nona has two options Fight or run But where can one run when the whole world is on fire? The never ending march of ice has forced ueen Adoma to bring her undefeated army on the doorstep of the Empire and not even the Moon itself could be a sufficient defense against herOr could it? The Book of the Ancestor says that for everything there is a season This was a time to reap A time for death A time to die I thought a lot about what I should say in this review After all you can only talk so many times about an author's prose his talent in world building and characterization or how great a story teller he is in general and I've done that ten times in the past This is my eleventh review for a Mark Lawrence novel and I've run out of praise I doubt anyone who hasn't read the first two books would read this review anyway and those who have won't need me to tell them how great this series is so I'll keep this one short and only talk about the story itself without spoilersYou can summarize Holy Sister or The Book of the Ancestor in general in one Game of Thrones uote If you think this has a happy ending you haven't been paying attention Those who have read The Broken Empire know to expect a bittersweet ending in every Mark Lawrence story and those who haven't well let's just say you aren't as tough as you think you are You WILL curse You WILL mourn You WILL cry But the most important thing is that you won't see any violence for the sake of violence Mark Lawrence never kills maims or brings the story of a character to an end simply to make a statement or bring stronger emotions out of the reader It's just that every story should end at the right time and place and he knows them better than anyoneBittersweet ending aside the whole book was a hell of a ride The fast pace and the rising tempo that I've come to love in Mark's books kept me immersed in the story start to finish despite the back and forth chapters through which Mark tells us two different stories at the same time one in the past and one in the present in the same way he did in The Broken Empire And now that I mentioned The Broken Empire Be aware of Easter eggs I spotted two of them but chances are there were hiding in plain sight for me to find on my second reading Finally although Holy Sister brings the story of several characters to an end it leaves others open for Mark to come back in the future so expect to see of Abeth and well maybe just maybe of Nona Grey

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