Monday, April 29, 2013
After Reading: GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers
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? (GoodReads)
Have I mentioned just how much I love historical fiction lately? Because, honestly, one of the biggest reasons I went into anthropology was because I loved getting sucked into the past in a good book :) And this one totally fit the bill. I enjoyed the detailed and perfectly set up work that LaFevers set up. It was just, well, awesome. I loved the nunnery, the old gods, the intrigue. It was amazing. There was a ton of politics and people to keep track of, which I'll admit get rather confusing at times, but overall I enjoyed this one lots! Looking forward to book #2!
Have you read this one? Do you enjoy historicals?
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