I’m going to leave this review short in order to not spoil.
This book has it all... A 14 year-old girl forced to marry by an abusive father i..Show More »s saved and sent to join assassin nuns who train her in poison, combat, history and “the womanly arts” to serve her father Mortmain the god of death--- while an illegitimate, fiercely loyal brother fights to save his country and his sister who would be ruler of Britain. It’s historical. It’s fantasy. It’s romance. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Ismae and Duval slow boil relationship---and the mystery behind who is betraying them at every turn made the book almost impossible not to listen to. I, like the book nerd I am, did my grocery shopping last night with my headphones on in an attempt to finish the book because I was so hooked.
This is worth the credit I used for it…and, while I think it could have stood on it’s own quite well, I am so glad that there are more to come!!