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Red Sister - Book of the Ancestor 1 (Paperback)
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Red Sister - Book of the Ancestor 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 516 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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It's not until you're broken that you find your sharpest edge

"I was born for killing - the gods made me to ruin"

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008152321
Number of pages: 516
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm


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Stuart Thomas

“Intriguing ”

Cracking start to his next trilogy. I can't wait for the next book. The first few chapters are a little slow to begin with but it soon picks up and then you're hooked. Any Mark Lawrence fan would love this.

Hardback edition
16th April 2017
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“An excellent new Fantasy series”

I kindly received a copy of Mark Lawrence's new book 'Red Sister' from Harper Collins in return for an honest review; I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and look forward to the next release in this series.... More

Hardback edition
29th April 2017
Helpful? Upvote 42

“Power and Blood”

Lawrence creates an intriguing fantasy world and a fabulous, entertaining, volatile character in Nona. The fight scenes are great, when they're not glossed over, and the magic is interesting and different. The... More

Hardback edition
28th May 2017
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