Grave Mercy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 549 pages
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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?
  

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Grave Mercy

User Review  - Denise A. Garofalo - Book Verdict

LaFevers ("Lowthar's Blade Trilogy") launches a new young adult series with this story set in medieval France that follows 17-year-old Ismae, daughter of one of the old gods, as she escapes to a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stacia (queen of double standards) - Goodreads

A history of (paraphrased) reader responses to Grave Mercy. Oooh...assassin nuns! Love the historical setting! Yawn. This is boring. The romance is a nicely handled but I wish there was more. I hate ... Read full review

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Robin LaFevers was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinche(tm)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. www.robinlafevers.com

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