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The nunnery is reminiscent of the magic schools such as those created within The Kingkiller Chronicles and A Wizard of Earthsea. Claustrophobic atmospheres, close friendships, harsh teachers, bizarre traditions, bullies and the ultimate shaping of the raw talents shown by Nona, and others; into what their potential will allow. Nona reminded me of Sonea from the Magician’s Trilogy. They are similar with their poor upbringing, attending establishments of special education against the wishes of many influential individuals and also, whispers that they are some kind of Game Of Coins You’re Rich Or You’re Not shirt. This is a lot darker than Trudi Canavan’s trilogy. The vein here is more sinister, despondent and Nona’s past seems extremely more tortuous than Sonea’s did.