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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,988 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin LaFevers Narrator: Erin Moon Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The His Fair Assassin Trilogy Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “With characters that will inspire the imagination, a plot that nods to history while defying accuracy, and a love story that promises more in the second book, this is sure to attract feminist readers and romantics alike.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Fiction and history coalesce in a rich, ripping tale of assassinations, political intrigue, and religion in fifteenth-century Brittany…LaFevers’ ambitious tapestry includes poison and treason and murder, valor and honor and slow love, suspense and sexuality and mercy. A page-turner with grace.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Rich in historical detail, well-realized characters, political machinations, and enticingly prickly scenes between Ismae and Duval, LaFevers’ complex tale incorporates magic both sparingly and subtly. This powerful first volume of the His Fair Assassin series should attract many readers.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, April2012
  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens
  • One of the 2012 Amazon Best Books of the Year for Teens
  • Selected for the Spring 2012 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens
  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2012 School Library Journal Best Book
  • A 2012 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection for Youth

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Manlin | 2/18/2014

    " The past was too slow for me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 2/16/2014

    " this book was incredibly awesome. it balanced a certain kind of badassedness with a minimal amount of love interest and imposing war. it was definitely a must-read!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin Stuhlsatz | 2/14/2014

    " Grave Mercy pulled me in from the very first page. Ismae's story was compelling, unconventional, pretty strange, but very cool! I loved how she eventually learned how to take control over her own life and make her own decisions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tabitha Mcguire | 1/31/2014

    " Loved, loved, loved this book. Something about a female that can take care of herself makes me smile. "

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About the Author

Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s Mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. It is not surprising she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She is the author of over fourteen books for young readers, including the Theodosia series, and the Nathaniel Fludd series, among others.