Assassin of Reality by Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko

416 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction fantasy


The eagerly anticipated sequel to the highly acclaimed Vita Nostra takes readers to the next stage in Sasha Samokhina’s journey in a richly imagined world of dark academia in which grammar is magic—and not all magic is good.In Vita Nostra, Sasha S...

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Community Reviews Summary of 20 reviews


challenging 88%
dark 66%
reflective 55%
mysterious 44%
tense 33%
emotional 22%
hopeful 11%


medium 62%
fast 25%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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