If I call you a cunt, it means I’m afraid of you. I call you a cunt, it means you’re someone I should never mess with. The moment I call you a cunt, I would be digging my own grave — because I called you a cunt and because you are a cunt, you can hurt me and there’s nothing I can do but shrivel into a pathetic cretin backed into a corner.
Calling someone a cunt, means I know you can rip off my dick, snap it in two, and shove it up my ass with so much force it will shoot out of my mouth.
If I call you a cunt, it might mean I don’t like you very much, because you’re an existential threat to everything I am.
Cunts have teeth and they bite.
That’s why our little Murder Bitch, Mia Corvere, protagonist of the Nevernight Chronicle, takes being called a cunt with so much compliment. She even explains it in detail during the early chapters of Book One, “Nevernight.”
She will tear the world apart just to achieve her goal. This is my impression of “Darkdawn,” the final book of the Chronicle, and if you haven’t read “Nevernight” and “Godsgrave,” get the fuck out of here, stop whatever you’re doing – quit your job if you have to (I’m kidding, don’t quit your job. Jobs are precious) – and read the entire trilogy. Because it is such a fantastic read.
Did it end the way I hoped it would end? In a way, yes. Very satisfying and very different how I’ve envisioned it. But still a beautiful book.
Australian actress and book vlogger, Piera Forde, has recently released the “Nevernight” trailer. A three-part webseries that chronicles the first book, or a part of it, at least. She kept some updates on the production and everything looks good so far.
Behold the trailer!
HERE BE SPOILERS
SOME BIG SPOILERS BELOW
As some people might have pointed out, Mia’s attitude toward her brother, Jonnen, is a little bit out of character , especially that part where she sings to him. I’d like to defend that part. Ever since Mia was a child, her life was turned upside down. The series of plot twists that happened in the books can’t be too good for her mental health as well. So, with Jonnen right beside her, her mind clawed deep into her memories. To a time where everything was normal. Just Mia, getting prepped to become some lady, Jonnen, probably to grow up into a soldier or into some politician, and with both parents alive. That’s where Mia was dwelling and what she was trying to seek. Some sort of normality, during happier times. At least, that’s my take on it. Bugger off.
After digesting everything, I had to sit back and think for a while. This entire story. The way how I see it, it seemed like a peaceful time. The Republic seems okay and the people love their leaders. Sure, there’s some corruption tossed here and there, but what body of government doesn’t have the taint of corruption, eh?
Were the lives lost during the Republic’s fall worth it to restore the natural balance of day and night? Was eternal sunlight that really bad? I guess, so?
Ashlinn’s death was a punch to the balls. I didn’t feel it served any concrete purpose other than deliver us that bittersweet ending. Tric re-dying only to tell Ashlinn how get back to Mia was another punch to the balls. That’s true love, folks.
The biggest positive change to the world in Nevernight – besides the restoration of day/night cycle – is abolishing the Red Church, cleaning off the bad blood, and rebuilding it. Really, the Red Church assassins were the true villains in the books, and the presented main big bad was just collateral, yeah I mean, he’s a cunt, but the assassin teachers are worse.
In the end, to me, the entire Chronicle is less about saving the world. Mia knows this and had no intention of doing it. She was ready to walk out with a big middle finger to sky. But then the manipulative goddess did some things that led to the Republic sinking down the sea. The “Nevernight Chronicle” is true and true a revenge story.
It’s been one awesome ride. Now I’m looking forward to the “Empire of the Vampires,” which I think, is slated for next year.