Waiting on Wednesday: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3)

Hardcover, 512 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press


I was super lucky to receive an early copy of this book through my previous job, which does not affect the writing inside or my love of how this story played out!  Jay Kristoff knows how to craft a story, and tackled the trilogy head on with each book being a better read than the one previous.  No middle slumps here!


What I really want to talk about right now is so many spoilers.  I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else, so I will refrain from anything spoilery.  That being said, I can’t wait for people to finally get this in their grabby hands so I have someone to talk to about all the spoilers!  Without further ado, here is a random assortment of ideas that flew through my head while reading this one.  With zero context and no spoilers!


Wait, what did I just read?!?

No really, what did I just read?


Oh, look a sword!

And there’s the dagger 🙂

How could you, Jay?

That’s just mean. And cruel. *sobs uncontrollably


More blood.

Ooo, that’s tricky!

I am completely satisfied that Jay delivered on all his promises.


Yeah, that’s about it.  Lots and lots of that.  Mostly shrieking in delight at all the payoff.  Muttering about Jay’s pulling on all my emotions.  And getting really weird looks from my husband every time I yelled about throwing the book across the room.  As one does with this series.  You know?



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?

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