Nona Grey's story reaches its shattering conclusion in the third instalment of Book of the Ancestor.
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.Holy 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.
About the Author
Mark Lawrence was born in Champagne-Urbanan, Illinois, to British parents but moved to the UK at the age of one. He went back to the US after taking a PhD in mathematics at Imperial College to work on a variety of research projects including the 'Star Wars' missile defence programme. Returning to the UK, he has worked mainly on image processing and decision/reasoning theory. He says he never had any ambition to be a writer so was very surprised when a half-hearted attempt to find an agent turned into a global publishing deal overnight. His first trilogy, The Broken Empire,
has been universally acclaimed as a ground-breaking work of fantasy, and both Emperor of Thorns
and The Liar's Key
have won the Gemmell Legend award for best fantasy novel. Mark is married, with four children, and lives in Bristol.
`An excellent writer'
George R.R. Martin
`Dark, passionate, tense, with a female hero anyone could relate to-I was utterly fascinated! This is no pretty, flowery tale, but one of vastly different people struggling to survive when a hostile government comes to power'
Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author
`This is a book very distinct from everything that came before; what it has in common though is a narrative that pulls no punches, and characters that are beautifully, brokenly, repellently, cleverly human'
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
`I had never thought it was possible to find a greater character than the Emperor Jorg Ancrath. I had never even slightly considered that there might be a fantasy world out there toppling that of he Final Empire, and most definitely, I had never thought that I could love a book more than The Night Angel. But here we are'
`Any other author is going to have to smack the ball way, way out of the park to top this read'