- File Size: 1177 KB
- Print Length: 398 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154117710X
- Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (January 17, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1TC3VW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Viola is cruelly and tragically given to the Night Guild (which one could describe as a ruthless organized crime outfit) by her Papa, who could not pay what he owed the Guild. Viola's world is suddenly ripped apart and she is forced to survive as best she can - Her name is even taken away during her initial training...She is given a number, Seven.
Viola is a tough character, and discovers a strength she did not even know that she possessed during her training. Her endurance, bravery, and unwillingness to give up in spite of so many obstacles in her path kept me glued to this book! It was so moving, for me, that Viola never forgot the tender love of her Mother, and the beauty of the flowers in the garden that they used to tend together were a source of hope for her.
I gave this powerful and intense read five stars because of the quality of the writing, it is excellent, as the story played like a movie in my mind's eye, the complexity of the plot is amazing, and for the unforgettable character of Viola. Now, I am eagerly anticipating the release of the next book in the series!
Viola was only 8 when her father sold her to the Night guild to pay for his debts . She is thrust into this world where you are no longer a person . You are stripped of your identity and molded into a crafty, cunning thief or fighter . With the mentality of steal enough to pay your debts, pay your debts you survive .
When you meet Viola she is a carefree young girl , planting flowers in the garden with her mother .
The next time we see her , we see her mourning the loss of her mother and trying hard to be whatever her father wants to be . Until the day we see her go into the Night Guild , we start to see in new eyes . She is the only girl and the smallest one in the initiates so she has to work harder and be faster just to survive. Your heart breaks for Viola/ seven when you read what she has to go through . I have fallen in love with this character . You feel like you are her biggest cheerleader and her mother cause all you want to do is hug her and tell her everything will be ok .
I must say this book is not for the faint of heart . The author takes us to places where you will gasp and cry . Trust me I have shed a few tears over this character . The book will captivate you and keep you on the edge of your seat most of the book . The author has a way of engaging you and keeping you engaged through out the story . So if you want a great read that has compelling characters and an engaging story . If you like dark fantasy and edge of your seat excitement . Please check out CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD by Andy Peloquin
But before she can even start her apprenticeship, she has to survive her initiation. She's the smallest child present, the only girl, and she will have to work hard or face the fate of those who fail. Scared and brainwashed, her name taken away and replaced by a number—Seven—she will have to use all her wits and strengths go survive.
Especially when the big, bully One wants to see her fail. Can she survive life in the Night Guild, or will she discover what happens to those that fail? Nothing is given in the Night Guild. Everything has to be earned.
Child of the Night Guild puts the grim in Grimdark. This story rides wild highs and dark lows. As Viola/Seven is broken down and rebuilt into a thief, into an assassin, into a member of the Night Guild. Set in the same fantasy world as Peloquin's Last of the Bucallarii series, Child of the Night Guild devles into such a personal, intimate story of a vulnerable girl hardened into a weapon.
This story is not for the faint at heart. But if you love great writing, engaging fantasy, compelling characters, and harsh struggle, then you will find yourself rooting for this small girl, celebrating at her successes, grieving at her loses, and fearing at her failures. Does she have what it takes to survive.
And does she even want to? Will the Night Guild destroy her? Will the frail girl who liked to sew with her mother be forever lost?
Peloquin's writing only gets better. If you haven't read his works, check them out.
I was drawn in the moment I started reading and my attention was held right up to the last word!
I spent ten years with Ilanna, shared her hopes and fears, and her triumphs and failures. I felt the aches and pains, the cuts and broken bones, and sat with her friends as she healed. I watched her grow from a scared, lonely little girl, called Viola, through months of torture, as Seven, and years of training, as Ilanna the apprentice, into a strong and determined journeyman.
The details and descriptions of Praamis, and the believable characters, each with their own personalities and troubles, made this book come to life. I didn't just read a story... I lived it!
Andy Peloquin is an amazing writer and story-teller!
I loved the book and am eager to read the next book in the series.