Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2)

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2)

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of pra In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our...

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Title:Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2)
Author:Mark Lawrence
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Grey Sister
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Mar 30, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

  • Anne
    Apr 26, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

  • Chris
    Apr 10, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Mar 29, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

  • Melanie
    Sep 10, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    Aug 29, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, ...

    What can I say except that I love this series? As it turns out, plenty. The world that Lawrence created continues to captivate. There is enough world-building sprinkled through that I just wanted to know more. Of course, the idea that the ice is closing on a dying planet, life only ...

    Executive Summary: I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Red Sister, but it was still really good Audiobook: Heather O'Neill does another fantastic job. I love her voices. She reads with good inflections and volume. She definitely makes this series a must listen for me. Full ...

    THE COVER HAS ARRIVED!!! ...

  • Tammie
    Apr 05, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 11, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

  • Mark Lawrence
    Jul 07, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

  • Wol
    Apr 02, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

  • Mitriel
    Jul 02, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Sep 12, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

  • Lindsay
    May 06, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, ...

    What can I say except that I love this series? As it turns out, plenty. The world that Lawrence created continues to captivate. There is enough world-building sprinkled through that I just wanted to know more. Of course, the idea that the ice is closing on a dying planet, life only ...

    Executive Summary: I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Red Sister, but it was still really good Audiobook: Heather O'Neill does another fantastic job. I love her voices. She reads with good inflections and volume. She definitely makes this series a must listen for me. Full ...

    THE COVER HAS ARRIVED!!! ...

    The second book in the series sees Nona two years older and both her and the convent of Sweet Mercy experiencing the consequences of the action in Red Sister. The convent has made some enemies including Sherzal, Lord Thuran Tacsis and the Noi-Guin and the time since the theft of the sh...

  • Rob
    Feb 06, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, ...

    What can I say except that I love this series? As it turns out, plenty. The world that Lawrence created continues to captivate. There is enough world-building sprinkled through that I just wanted to know more. Of course, the idea that the ice is closing on a dying planet, life only ...

    Executive Summary: I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Red Sister, but it was still really good Audiobook: Heather O'Neill does another fantastic job. I love her voices. She reads with good inflections and volume. She definitely makes this series a must listen for me. Full ...

  • Steven
    Mar 22, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

  •  Charlie - A Reading Machine
    Dec 21, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Apr 05, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 31, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

  • Kaitlin
    Apr 24, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

  • Claudia
    Oct 06, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

  • Laura Hughes
    Mar 26, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

  • Emma
    Apr 02, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

  • Philip
    Apr 11, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

  • Vindler
    Apr 13, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

  • Michael Sliter
    Apr 29, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, ...

    What can I say except that I love this series? As it turns out, plenty. The world that Lawrence created continues to captivate. There is enough world-building sprinkled through that I just wanted to know more. Of course, the idea that the ice is closing on a dying planet, life only ...

  • Petros Triantafyllou
    Aug 06, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

  • Nicole
    Apr 02, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Aug 19, 2017

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

  • Griffin Hansen
    Apr 27, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...

    "[?] I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war." I liked a lot Red Sister but this one I loved to pieces! It has it all: character development, worldbuilding, action, twists upo...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/16/... The saga of Nona Grey continues in the second novel of the Book of the Ancestor series, Grey Sister. A couple of years have passed since the end of the first novel, and our protagonist finds herself advancing...

    This is the second book in the series, and I was very keen to get my hands on it after having read the first one...so much so, that I picked up the audiobook which is out in the UK earlier than the physical book. This once again follows the life of Nona Grey, the main protagonist f...

    I received an eARC copy of this book through the Penguin First to Read program. Then, since school was bogging down my pleasure-reading time, I used an Audible credit to buy the audiobook once it became available. This was a great idea, because I was able to really devote some goo...

    Those of you who read my review of Red Sister will know that the Book of the Ancestor series is the first time I?ve dipped my toe into Mark Lawrence?s work. As such, I was curious to see how he handles the tricky middle book ? this can be where things go astray for some writers, ...

    This is mostly a review of the author and a bit less of the book. Mild spoilers ahead (mora about feel than about plot). As a disclaimer, I'll say that I hate "school books". I don't like Harry Potter style books because they visit the same items and resolve them in the same way. The ...

    Thank you Ace/Penguin Random House for the arc in exchange for a honest review. Buddy reading with Melanie & it's already off to a great start cause Mark Lawrence is KING! & knows his loyal readers have been anticipating this read but its been a minute, his quick recap at t...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. There is a lot to appreciate with Grey Sister. It is not only a testament to Mark Lawrence?s expertise in storytelling, but also a product of his complex and multilayered imagination. Drawing upon his exquisite writing skills and...

    Mark Lawrence has done it again. Grey Sister is the phenomenal follow up to one of my favourite books of 2017, and I can say with certainty that fans of Red Sister won't be disappointed. As always, the prose is excellent, the protagonists are compelling, and the story never lacks fo...

    Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, ...

    What can I say except that I love this series? As it turns out, plenty. The world that Lawrence created continues to captivate. There is enough world-building sprinkled through that I just wanted to know more. Of course, the idea that the ice is closing on a dying planet, life only ...

    Executive Summary: I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Red Sister, but it was still really good Audiobook: Heather O'Neill does another fantastic job. I love her voices. She reads with good inflections and volume. She definitely makes this series a must listen for me. Full ...

    THE COVER HAS ARRIVED!!! ...

    The second book in the series sees Nona two years older and both her and the convent of Sweet Mercy experiencing the consequences of the action in Red Sister. The convent has made some enemies including Sherzal, Lord Thuran Tacsis and the Noi-Guin and the time since the theft of the sh...

    If Red Sister was dipping a toe into the dark world of Abeth, Grey Sister is a baptism in blood. Everything you loved about Red Sister is fuller, broader, and deeper in Grey Sister. Nona Grey, two years after the events of Red Sister, is a novice in Mystic Class learning more about...

  • The Nerd Book Review
    Jan 27, 2018

    STOP PRESS: Out today in AUDIO BOOK in the UK! Some quotes, photos, and background on Grey Sister here: https://thatthornguy.com/2017/11/15/a... April 3rd in the US, https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Sister-Bo... May 17th in the UK, pre-order it here! https://www.amazon.co....

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. 1.) Red Sister ????? ?But I must warn you, sister, that a sickness runs in me, and if you fashion yourself my enemy I will make a ruin of your life, for I am born of war.? Grey Sister is s...

    Fanfreakingtastic! REVIEW TO COME LATER! ...

    I received an advance reading copy of Grey Sister in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Lawrence and Ace Books for this opportunity. The second entry within the Book of the Ancestor trilogy picks up events approximately two years after the exceptional and bre...

    All the goddamn stars! This was some of the best authoring I've ever seen. If you had any idea how lazy I've become with books that don't have pictures, then you would realize how unbelievable it was that I couldn't put this one down. As it is, you'll just have to take my word ...

    Grey Sister might as well be the most well-written book I've read in my life. It's been two years since Nona Grey killed Raymel Tascis in the Corridor. Now she's back in the Convent of Sweet Mercy and the Mystic Class, training to join one of the four orders: Holy, Grey, Red, or M...

    5 walk the path Stars That moment when you are happily surprised that not more of your favorite characters died, but reluctant because there is one more book and than means that they aren't safe yet and you know there is a bloodbath coming. OMG it is like Mark Lawrence has be...

    4.25ish stars. I've been reading a lot of good books recently. Makes me want to read a gutter book just so I can skewer it in a review. This is a solid follow-up to Red Sister and is a worthy addition to the series even if it can't match the feeling of surprise that came from exper...

    The image that keeps coming to mind as I ponder this review is that of a lobster. Stay with me here. Plonked into a warm, comforting bath, Mr. Lobster initially doesn't realise the horrifying fate to which he is now bound. Then everything around him starts to burn and there's screaming...

    I still remember the way Prince of Fools took me by surprise following The Broken Empire trilogy and how I needed a little time to adjust to reading something so different from the same author. Both book series were very much character-driven. Jorg a merciless, broken, cold-blooded...

    Mark Lawrence?s new Ancestor Series is a triumph. I enjoyed Red Sister but I feel like Grey Sister is its better in every way shape and form. This second book builds on the characters and the world in such huge leaps and bounds it makes the first book feel like merely a set up when i...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! Mark Lawrence, you've done it again. I raved about Red Sister (ps, thanks for sharing my blog post on your Facebook page! I got a bunch of views! WOOHOO!), well, because it was d...

    Red Sister was probably the best first in a series book I read last year so even if I try to lower my expectations when I read any book, I can?t say there were none. The world enchanted me, the characters amazed me, and the plot entertained me quite a lot. While Grey Sister didn?t ...

    The greatest threat to any faith is not other faiths or beliefs but the corruption and division of its own message Lawrence doesn?t cop to the easy tropes popular in fantasy and sf: though in an earlier series he did indeed resurrect the old ?fantasy land worships powerful god t...

    Far too often I talk about how with a good book I don?t feel like I?m reading but more imagine it like a movie in my mind and there are few authors whose skill and style enables me to see this movie in my mind as well as Mark Lawrence. His writing style is so elegant and descriptiv...