Seven Faceless Saints Readalong: Day 5!

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Hey fairy friends!

It’s the final section, are you ready to find out how Seven Faceless Saints ends? It’s going to be an intense section I think!

Today we’re reading from Chapter 32 to the end of the book.

Grab a snack, get comfy and let’s read!

Please be warned, the following section will include spoilers for Seven Faceless Saints by M. K. Lobb, from chapter 32 to the end of the book. Please only read on if you’ve finished Seven Faceless Saints!


Chaos’s disciples are back. Damian essentially has proof now. Things go from bad to worse from there as he comes across the rebel attack, and finds Roz.

He doesn’t arrest her, he just tells her to leave. She heads straight for the Shrine, straight for Battista. Oh Roz.

As much as I want our stabby bi girl to get her revenge, would it really make her feel better? She’d definitely lose Damian. She might be wrong about Battista being the killer… he seems genuinely perplexed…

As she puts her finger on the trigger, Damian enters. He begs her, he tells her if she ever loved him, not to let it be her that kills his father.

Roz doesn’t do it, doesn’t kill him. Her and Damian are taken away anyway. Kiran and the guards seem to be in a trance? They’re put in a cell and Damian starts to see that while it wasn’t right that Roz lied to him, what she’s fighting for is right. As they kiss and make up… they’re interrupted.

Nasim isn’t furious with Roz after all. Dev talked sense into her and now she’s here to help them.

Turns out Roz didn’t need to kill Battista, someone else has done it. Forte. WAIT. HOLD. THE. PHONE. ENZO?????

NOOOOO. Enzo has been a disciple of Chaos, responsible for all of this, all along? My mind is so blown right now.

They were ritual killings, not all of them, Battista was just because Enzo felt he was starting to catch on. 

He’s trying to make Roz think that they share the same goals. I can’t see her buying into it when Enzo killed Piera though.

Roz is Enzo’s final sacrifice. I’m sobbing. She can’t die. Damian can’t lose her.

Damian somehow manages to fire a shot at Enzo in the dark, it lands, straight through the skull. 

It’s over. Except… Roz isn’t gone. With Enzo dead, his illusion begins to fall apart. Roz asks him what he saw.

They recover, slowly. Damian has been invited to be head of security once more. Roz is leading the rebellion with the help of Nasim. Something is off though. Damian doesn’t know if it’s Death, or something else but something within him has changed and Roz seems to know. 
They made a mistake. Enzo needed one more sacrifice… and they killed him, allowing him to become the last sacrifice and so, in the belly of the Shrine… a saint rises. Dun dun dunnnnn!

Did you suspect Enzo?
What do you think is going on with Damian?
What did you think of the book overall?

My head is spinning! So many revelations and I’m desperate to know where Roz and Damian’s journey will go.

Thank you all so much for joining us for another FairyLoot readalong. I hope you had as much fun as I did and we’ll see you very soon for the next one!


15 thoughts on “Seven Faceless Saints Readalong: Day 5!

  1. 1) Not at all, he was definitely the last on my suspect list.

    2) I’m pretty sure he’s a disciple, I’m not not sure which Saint. But if I have to guess id say either Death or Chaos.

    3) I enjoyed it, though not as much as I hoped. I’ll continue the series, mostly for Damian as I’m really interested to see how he’s story goes.

  2. Wow what an ending and what a book, i dunno about anyone else, but i’m slightly broken from this.

    Yes I did suspect Enzo but I really hoping it wasn’t going to be him, as I thought he was the sweetest character but I’ve learnt from other books, sometimes those are the ones to watch, and now hes dead but i’m kind of glad as well as he really wasn’t the sweet boy that was an illusion and the thing she did just couldn’t go on, but I had a feeling he would make his the last death to sacrifice himself for Chaos himself.

    I still think Damian is a chaos disciple, I mean Enzo said he didn’t come into his power until a lot later so maybe that what’s going on with Damian, seems to be the most obvious answer, which means it could be something else entirely, how bout a new saint.

    I loved the story behind it and all the characters there was someone for everyone, with all there own backstories which you want to know, or even know more on. The way we had saints instead of gods, who blessed certain ones with powers/magic was certainly a interesting idea, as it makes you think why them and why not everyone, which I suppose shows the balance in life right now with wars and all that. I feel like this is a good book to showcase that just because something is done that way doesn’t mean it should be, as in the way others were treated unfairly. I also feel the ending gives a another book coming feels, as surly we need to know what happening with Damian and how him and Roz do within their relationship as well as see how they develop within their new roles and also how does Ombrazion come out and starts working together to support everyone and not just the disciple. Also does Chaos come back I mean sound like he will after Enzo sacrifice himself, and how many more Chaos disciples are there, I am quite literally screaming as I really want another book to find out everything.

  3. 1. Did you suspect Enzo?
    No, I had not for one moment suspected Enzo! He felt like such a minor character overall, but that just makes this whole reveal that much more shocking to me! While other characters would’ve been more obvious, it really fits that Enzo is the culprit in the end. The person nobody looked twice at, so the perfect culprit in the end that could easily do everything he did.

    2. What do you think is going on with Damian?
    I think he does has powers as well, maybe even Chaos’ or an unknown one.

    3. What did you think of the book overall?
    I LOVED IT SO MUCH! I love the Italian vibe and the whole story! I looove the characters and I honestly can’t wait to see where the story will go!

  4. Did you suspect Enzo?
    no and every worse was Enzo wasn’t even a character that stuck out to me. Oops.

    What do you think is going on with Damian?
    I think he has a piece of Chaos in him.

    What did you think of the book overall?
    It was okay. Not the best I have ever read but okay. It felt like it wanted to have the feels of nevernight and six of crows but didn’t quite get there.

  5. Chthonium, the metal of Chaos disciples, was left in place of the eyes. What’d you expect, Roz? So, it could’ve been a typo, but it said SHE when the killer came for Piera which is what changed my guess from the last section. Without that, it led right back around to my shape-shifting (illusion) theory.
    Daily Q&A:
    1.) Did you suspect Enzo?
    2.) What do you think is going on with Damian?
    3.) What did you think of the book overall?
    1.) I knew he had potential for betrayal from early on, but my theories never landed, specifically, in who was the disciple of Chaos.
    2.) There’s a possibility that he’s “blessed” by a Saint even later in life than Roz, or maybe it falls under the ritual sacrifice Enzo was enacting that lead to Chaos rising.
    3.) It wasn’t really my thing.

  6. 1) I only started to suspect Enzo as the murderer when we read that Roz was arriving at the Palazzo during the jailbreak to seek revenge for her dad and spoted him pacing around. I found it odd that Enzo would be on the side-lines and not eager to help when it seemed obvious that he wanted to help Damian so much earlier. I should have seen it coming, but glad I didn’t, it made the surprise satisfying.

    2) I think Damian finally allowed to be blessed by a saint. Although, I orignally thought it was Death, I now think that the reason Damian was able to locate Enzo and kill him was because he called on his actual saint Chaos. And now, he is conflicted since Chaos disciples are supposed to be evil. I think in book 2, there will be a different kind of revolution in which Damian must fight against Chaos himself!

    3) I ABSOLUTELY loved this book, I am so happy Fairyloot made me discover this story. I can’t wait to see what destiny will be reserved for Roz and Damian. The plot was well developped and I truly cared about the fate of the characters. I was so devatsted when I thought Roz died, so happy it was just an illusion! I honestly didn’t think a small book could have so much punch! I am very, very eager to get my hands on the Fairyloot version of Disciples of Chaos!!!

  7. I never suspected Enzo but I guess it had to be one of the minor characters and he was pretty minor. I need an art print of him in his true form! I think that Damian is a disciple of chaos with the way that he was able to hit Enzo in the dark. If Roz didn’t get her power until later why can’t he?. Over I hate this book because I ended up loving it! I usually don’t read this kind of book because it is so modern but it has so many interesting twists and overall plot that I need the next two books to come out. After reading this book I immediately followed mk lobb.

  8. I have suspected Enzo since he tried to enter Forte’s office and called Damian by his first name.

    I enjoyed the book and an keen to find out what happens next now that Chaos is definitely back.

  9. I could not believe it was Enzo!!!!!! He was Damien’s friend, but he manipulated Damien so well because he was a sneaky disciple of Chaos ahhh! Wow so did Chaos enter Damien’s body for a second in order to execute Enzo? Because Enzo seemed surprised Damien was able to see him during the illusion, so it could not have been Enzo wanting Damien to kill him? So is Damien a disciple of Chaos then? I have so many unanswered questions but it makes me even more excited for the second book! At least Damien and Roz were able to finally understand each other and be together at the end. Roz understands what happened to Damien because she was there when he shot Enzo. Something dark happened, but she is there for him and he is there for her! Overall, I had no idea what to expect from this book, but I really loved the history of the saints and how there was a fallen one that has potentially risen up again! The relationship between Roz and Damien was frustrating, but in a good way, because there was a lack of communication and understanding from each other in the beginning, however they learned that they both still really loved each other and would sacrifice anything for each other! I hope there is a Fairyloot Special Edition of the second book because this one was gorgeous!!

  10. Ahhhhhh I KNEW it had to be Enzo!! He was too present when shit was going down! Or deflective. I did NOT see him becoming the final sacrifice to bring Chaos back…in Damian maybe if that creepy last sequence Roz saw is to be believed. Maybe the Chaos needed a physical connection to come back fully or that was the point of the whole ritual. Or is Damian just a disciple of Chaos himself? So many questions.

    I’m excited to see where this story will go next. With a city in turmoil and in war there is a lot to get settled.

  11. Enzo was a suprise. Didn’t see that coming. I wonder if Enzo got himself killed, seventh sacrifice, to rise as Chaos. He knew he would die since he showed Roz that in the illusion? Or if there is a tomb for Chaos and he woke up? Maybe the Saints are giving powers to people to play this out? It was implied that Roz is very powerful and maybe it was Strenght that did something to Damian. I hope he becomes a Disciple. My thoughts about that ending are a mess and I need to know what it means!

    My favourite thing about the book is the releationship between Roz and Damian. I really liked Seven Faceless Saints and gave it four stars.

  12. I had fleetingly suspected Enzo at some point during the day three chapters, but for whatever reason had dismissed that thought.

    I wonder if Damien is also a disciple of Chaos. He’s certainly got something inside him. Did we ever learn if discipleships can change saints within a family line?

    I thought it was okay overall. Not super compelling, but certainly not a bad book. I don’t really feel the need to read the second. There was enough closure that I can finish here and feel okay with that.

  13. I had no idea it would be Enzo. I figured that someone was impersonating Fronte and I also knew that a disciple of Chaos was involved somehow but I didn’t even think twice about Enzo.

    Until the very end I thought maybe he let Chaos take over but maybe not. I also thought at first that Damian was a disciple of Chaos and that is why he and Roz are so drawn to each other.

    Book was great. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was well paced too. I am assuming there will be another book… I hope so at least. So many questions I need answers to.

  14. Okay, I loved the second half of this book, I felt the first half dragged a bit, but I was pleasantly surprised by the second half. I saw Enzo coming about four pages before he was revealed; I appreciate when an author can surprise me. He definitely planned to be the seventh sacrifice to bring Chaos back; maybe he thought his God would resurrect him. Very well planned Enzo, he makes the perfect last sacrifice.

    Is Damien also a descendant of Chaos or his resurrection now that all the sacrifices have been accepted? I am interested to find out. And I have to say I really loved Damien in the second half and the representation of masculinity that he gives. I feel like he as a character ended up rejecting toxic masculinity, the God of Strength and the wants of his father. It was a rough road, but I really appreciated the journey he went on, the vulnerability that he continued to express. UHG. I can’t even express it well.

    I so enjoyed all the little extra bits this book gave us, a ‘soft’ male lead, the discussion of death, and grief, moving through those feelings and the look at PTSD. Lots of great little lines and thoughts to leave you with.

  15. I absolutely did not suspect Enzo– I’ll say I didn’t clock him at all and I actually assumed he’d be a murder victim instead. I had picked up on the fact that Forte wasn’t Forte from the first time he didn’t call Damian Venturi, but I had no clue who it could be.

    So I might be entirely out of left field here with this, but it seems kind of obvious to me that he’s also associated with Chaos in some way? I mean especially with Roz being belatedly chosen by Patience and the whole opening psalm being about Chaos and Patience as lovers. Both of the times he loses it, literal chaotic things happen and there was mention of walking incarnations of the saints and specifically Chaos….so that’s my theory.

    If so, I find it even more interesting, as Patience is a virtue I’d ascribe to Damian rather than Roz– and same with Roz and Chaos (her energy is just so wonderfully chaotic).

    It left me definitely wanting more and I really, really enjoyed it! Another Fairyloot book being a win for me!

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