A Day of Fallen Night has strong and cool characters with really enjoyable relationships and drama. If you have a mood for this we recommend the Audio version (Audible), this definitely steals the show. (4.6/5)
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A Day of Fallen Night Book Synopsis:
In A Day of Fallen Night, Samantha Shannon sweeps readers back to the universe of Priory of the Orange Tree and into the lives of four women, showing us a course of events that shaped their world for generations to come.
Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms – but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory’s purpose.
To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow – exactly where she wants to be.
The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother’s past is coming to upend her fate.
When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.
Book Quotes That We Like:
“Some people need to call others evil, so they can seem pure and righteous in comparison, or to purge contempt they hold in secret for themselves.”
“My mother told me we are all like roses. I always thought it means that we opened our petals, took our true form, and gradually withered. But perhaps we never stop growing. If women are flowers, we are not roses, but day’s eyes – blooming not once, but over and over, each time the light touches us.”
“Even the most gifted poets had never been able to capture the vastness of the forest, for none had laid eyes on its depths: its endless trees, their unthinkable heights, the layers built up over thousands of centuries.”
“History may record the end of my line as a tragedy,” the Grand Empress said, “but a house that crushes its own daughters beneath its foundations— that is no house at all. Better it burns with the rest. A different world must be drawn from the ashes.”
“It is your nature to warm all you see, and the sun does not ask forgiveness for shining.”Samantha Shanon, A Day of Fallen Night
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