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Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)

ISBN: 054762834X

Title: Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)

Author: Robin LaFevers

KDL Description:

HIST TEEN LAFEVERS

“I’ve had Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers on my “to-read” list ever since some fellow staff raved about it, so when I stumbled on it on our eBook site recently, I immediately downloaded it. The book combines lots of my favorites – a great historical setting, a strong female lead character, and a hint of fantasy. A good choice for those who enjoyed Graceling by Kristin Cashore or Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. It did get me thinking, though: are female assassins the next new “thing,” after vampires and zombies? :) Oh, and I just discovered that there’s a sequel out in April – yay!”
—Sheri at KDL’s Service Center

Amazon Description:

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. 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 destroy the lives of others.
     Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?