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Publisher 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?

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2012
April 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
593
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
25.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

ElseInFLA ,

Excellent read

The book was so well written. The characters were interesting, independent and exciting. The plot followed historical facts but not to the point of losing the story.

And what an interesting twist for the main characters to be handmaidens of death. Now I HAVE to read the rest of the books in the series!

Spark ee ,

Great read!

Really enjoyed this book. It is rich in character and story. Highly recommend.

Renee7 ,

Awesome!!

Very good book. I couldn't put it down. Great writing and characters. Strong female character and fell in love with Duval!

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