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?
This was a free digital book and when I started it I had so many other books ( paper, digital and audio) going that I didn’t give my full attention to it. But as my other readings and listenings dwindled I devoted more time to this book and found I rather liked it. I don’t know if I’ll seek out the others in the series but it’s a possibility. It was an interesting story with unique characters and had good descriptive passages.
November 24, 2014 I’ve decided that I WILL continue with this series in the New Year.