Escaping from the brutality of an arranged marriage, 17-year-old Ismae finds sanctuary at the convent of St. Mortain. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts - and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death.
To claim her new life, she must be willing to take the lives of others. Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany where she finds herself woefully underprepared - for how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
A dangerous romance for young adults, full of intrigue, poison and passion.
©2012 Robin LaFevers (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Grave Mercy is undoubtedly one of the best historical fantasies I have ever read! It is a perfect blend of magic, mystery, romance and twisty plot developments. Beautiful writings seem to come so effortlessly for Robin LaFevers. It’s impossible not to fall under the spell of the fascinating world she has created.
The heroine, Ismae, is a killer nun to put it quite literally. She is strong, believable, intelligent and lacks the annoying qualities I find in so many female protagonists. The plot is fast-paced and thrilling that it had me holding my breath until the very end. Grave Mercy left me feeling giddy and satisfied. I can’t wait for the second book, Dark Triumph, to come out!
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