Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Lee and Victoria weren’t the only ones to love Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson… Here is what the QBD crew thought:

A thrilling new fantasy read that is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, and Holly Black.

In this story, Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the dead so their souls can pass on. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, she fights back by awakening an ancient spirit. However, wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her body and soul. As she investigates the mystery of secrets and dark magic, an ancient evil is stirring. Can an untrained girl, tormented by the burden of devouring power, have any hope in defeating it?

After the success of An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns, it is evident that Rogerson’s fan base has been eagerly awaiting her next title. With its atmospheric writing and thrilling action scenes, they won’t be let down with Vespertine. Contrary to her previous books, there are no romantic elements in this narrative. Instead, the story captivates you from the very start with its clever writing tone and unexpected twists throughout. Overall, this is a great read for fantasy enthusiasts.

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