From the Publisher
[set star] "Fiction and history coalesce in a rich, ripping tale of
assassinations, political intrigue and religion. . . . LaFevers''
ambitious tapestry includes poison and treason and murder, valor
and honor and slow love, suspense and sexuality and mercy. A
page-turner-with grace." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged
marriage to the respite of the convent of St. Mortain. Here she
learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts
and a violent destiny. To claim her new life, she must destroy
the lives of others. But how can she deliver Death''s vengeance
upon a target who has stolen her heart?
About the Author
Robin LaFevers was raised on
fairy tales, Bulfinch's mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry.
It is not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless romantic.
She was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living
happily ever after with him in California.
About the Book
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins--for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.
Published: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 054762834X
ISBN - 13: 9780547628349