A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

A Day of Fallen Night

The Roots of Chaos #0.5

Samantha Shannon

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced

880 pages | first published 2023

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Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms – but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose.To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, ...
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adventurous 96%
emotional 83%
tense 51%
challenging 45%
mysterious 35%
dark 32%
hopeful 22%
reflective 19%
sad 19%
inspiring 16%
lighthearted 6%
funny 3%


medium 64%
slow 32%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 81% | Character: 11% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 30% | No: 17% | N/A: 8%

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