Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence

btkong

Journeyed there and back again
Staff member
#1
Mark's brand new book/series and finally a new universe (not part of his Broken Empires or a tie in as was his last two trilogies).

This is his first book starring a female protagonist. I've just started it and it's pretty good so far.

I'll update with my rating after I finish.
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
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#3
@Diana Story
Hello Diana and welcome to Best Fantasy Books. I've moved your thread because it was a duplicate, but also because for the books published in 2015, 2016, and 2017 we have dedicated sub-forums. This is so at the end of the year we can get average ratings for the books from our members and staff.
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
#5
Ah, Red Sister.

I was really liking you, and then you got into training....and you went on for so long that I completely burnt out.

I'm p for giving he book another shot however. Anyone know when the training ends?
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
#7
Excellent book that deserves praise rather than scorn from someone who didn't even read it.
Why is everyone being so mean to me lately? Seriously, I used to call this the friendliest forum on the internet, but now every time I say something someone is either cruel or entirely dismissive of me, and this is with me saying that I've expanded my horizons to read things that are lighthearted, and young adult.

I didn't scorn it. I liked it, a lot, but I burnt out on the training segment. I even said that I wanna pick it back up, and asked if someone can tell me what chapter the training segment ends, I will. I'd really like to do so before the year ends too.

You don't have to answer my question, but can you please not be mean to me?
 

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
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#8
Why is everyone being so mean to me lately? Seriously, I used to call this the friendliest forum on the internet, but now every time I say something someone is either cruel or entirely dismissive of me, and this is with me saying that I've expanded my horizons to read things that are lighthearted, and young adult.

I didn't scorn it. I liked it, a lot, but I burnt out on the training segment. I even said that I wanna pick it back up, and asked if someone can tell me what chapter the training segment ends, I will. I'd really like to do so before the year ends too.

You don't have to answer my question, but can you please not be mean to me?
I PM'ed you about this.
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
#9
I PM'ed you about this.
Just replied back, and thanks.

And you know what? I was very passionate about this book before. I'm gonna skim the rest of the training part of the book, and finish the book sometime before the end of the year.

Edit: So glad i picked this back up. Originally dropped ithis because I burnt out from the long training sequence, but I decided to go through it. Was reminded how much I loved the main Nona, and her stabbity ways! So awesome to read a story about a bunch of likable female assassins! Looking forward to the sequel!
 
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MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
#10
Excellent book that deserves praise rather than scorn from someone who didn't even read it.
You know, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book. What Did you enjoy about it?
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
#11
Here's a checklist that a friend of mine made for why you should read this book!

Basically this book has a checklist of all that is awesome:

• assassin nuns who have no chill
• will smite the patriarchy if needed and have 0% regrets
• trains young girls to be warriors, with and without blades
• also features 97% female characters
• SO MANY FEMALE CHARACTERS IT'S JUST AMAZING AND EXCEPTIONAL
• also female friendships! there is competition, but there is more banding together and strengthening each other
• also stabbing
• dark inner monsters
• complicated and intriguing magic systems
• #more #stabbing
• smol girls with knives
• potential LGBT+ relationships
• poison
• betrayal
• a protagonist who believes: food > everything else