Record Details

Catalog Search

Assassin of reality : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Assassin of reality : a novel

Summary: The 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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0063225425 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780063225428 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: Vita nostra.
Subject: Manipulative behavior Fiction
Psychological abuse Fiction
Teenage girls Abuse of Fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch DIACH M (Text) 33126025329339 New Adult Fiction Available -

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2022 October

    A third-year student at the Institute of Special Technologies, where grammar is magic and graduates join the Great Speech, Sasha Samokhina aces final exams as a singularly powerful aspect of language: Password. But her powers threaten the establishment, and as she finds herself manipulated by an unscrupulous mentor, she realizes that she must find a way to rewrite the world—and possibly fail big. A sequel to the multi-starred Vita Nostra; with a 50,000-copy first printing.

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal.
  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2022 December

    The award-winning Dyachenkos return to the characters of their international best-seller Vita Nostra. After a reality altering third-year exam, Sasha—or at least one version of herself—is back at school. She attends the Institute of Special Technologies, where students practice to transcend human existence by becoming grammatical expressions. Even among these extraordinary students, Sasha's talent is unique and her studies more dangerous. Outside of the institute, she meets Yaroslav, a pilot, and falls in love. Yaroslav is often traveling, and Sasha finds companionship in caring for Yaroslav's father, Anton. As trusted teachers leave the institute and new ones arrive, Sasha knows that every relationship can be used against her, but isolation also leads to failure. She struggles with increasingly difficult lessons that have fatal consequences and wonders what possible future there could be when the goal is to not exist. VERDICT As with the previous book, inventive storytelling delves into philosophical concepts such as time, meaning, and language. This is a novel that transcends genre and will astound readers looking for serious, contemporary fiction.—Catherine Lantz

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal.

Additional Resources