Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Summary:
They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman.
The ice is advancing, the Corridor is 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 inn retreat.
Nona Grey 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 she 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 (Book of the Ancestor, #3)Review:
Holy Sister was everything I wanted and more. I am so glad to have found this series because it’s become an all-time favorite of mine, especially with this concluding novel. I have not a single negative thing to say about Holy Sister.
Nona, my girl, was kick ass and brave and loyal and kick ass just like she was in the previous books. I adored her and her relationships. She cares so deeply for the people she loves that she will risk her life for them again and again. She’s also so smart and somehow always managed to find her way out of the wild situations she gets into.
Holy Sister is told in two timelines. Three years ago, and present day. I liked this because ‘three years ago’ started us off right where Grey Sister ended. But we also got to see the current events and antics that the characters are getting into. I think Lawrence did the flashbacks really well, though I would have liked to seen more of Abbess Glass because she was a true Queen.
The world building was also incredible. We got to learn more about Zole and the ice people. I thought that was my favorite part. Learning about how her people have found things under the ice and learned how to use them to their advantage was so interesting. I wanted to know more about what was on the planet before the ice. All the talk about ‘the missing’ left me very curious to know more about them and the history of the world.
Overall, I adored this book. Nona will be one of my favorite characters forever. This world was fascinating and kept me interested the whole time. The magic was fun and complex but had limitations and rules. This is a series I will be recommending more often for sure.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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