From the Publisher
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?
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