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A Day of Fallen Night: A Roots of Chaos Novel (The Roots of Chaos)

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She is a secret, she is a legacy, she is the whispering voice, she is the mountain climber, she is the wind, she is the godsinger. Meanwhile, Tunuva Melim, a warrior of the Priory, ventures into the outside world to pursue a runaway postulant whose relationship with an outsider puts their sanctuary at risk.

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And among all this chaos, the best solution that the 16-year-old Queen Dumai decides is to have an heir!

In that one, it felt like things were always happening, so the book never seemed slow despite its length. It’s not a statement, it’s not central to the plot, but queer people are core parts of the story and an inextricable part of the world itself. I could on about themes, about every bit of meaning I extracted from the story on just one read (I'm sure there's more) but I'd advise you just to read the book. There are rumours that the Dreadmount has erupted, spewing forth wyrms and other destructive creatures. This was such an ambitious tale that expanded the story into spherical regions with their own traditions, political landscape, religions and practices, myths as well as cultures.

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Tunuva was my other favourite, and again, the relationship she had with Siyu is so wholesome and beautiful, in my eyes, she was a better mother than Esbar. In A Day of Fallen Night, Samantha Shannon sweeps readers back to the universe of Priory of the Orange Tree and into the lives of four women, showing us a course of events that shaped their world for generations to come. You can tell how much her craft has improved, the very structure, the very bones of this story hold firmer as we move towards the end with a pace of perfection. Having to put this book down was so hard, especially as it’s better in large chunks, so you can get fully into it!Glorian was my favourite character, and I was constantly flipping between being worried about her and wanting to hug her, to being astonished at how brave and fierce this 17 year old is!

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When I read Priory, the story immediately sucked me in, and I felt an instant attachment to nearly every character.Rather than sequencing chapters to help build momentum or reinforce certain aspects of the story, the alternating perspectives give the novel a disjointed feel, compromising the flow of the story. At its core, A Day of Fallen Night is a story about mothers and daughters, and that visceral, unbreakable connection. As I'm less active on social media than I used to be, I just thought I'd answer a few questions in advance, to give you a clearer sense of A Day of Fallen Night.

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