I mean, it seems like you can't trust but a few in this book! Mortain Convent brings Ismae into the fold and trains her as an assassin for death. For 3-4 years she is trained in many different ways to kill a man, and when she becomes 17 she is sent on her first assignment. But the story is entertaining and filled with accurate historical details. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. The Sisters of Mortain take in young women and girls who are the daughters of Death, who have been feared and abused by society. It was so very obvious that these two would get together and it seemed everyone in Brittany and probably France could see this, except the two of them. Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St.
All reviews, posts, and pages are uniquely written by Brittany at The Book Addict's Guide. She learned from the Saint Mortmain nuns: Stealth and cunning knife combat to bring down a man with a marque of Death. Polarizing books are nothing new. The old ways live on, however, especially among the daughters of Saint Mortain, who serve as the realm's assassins, killing those who need to be killed. It couldn't have both believably, in this case.
This book was over 500 pages and yet after finishing it, I felt like not much happened. Why are my loins quivering? It's a big deal for me to like the heroine since I usually hate them due to their inability to use their brains. If those were the lessons being taught by the nuns I grew up with, I'd like to believe I would not have been such a disappointment. LaFevers' ambitious tapestry includes poison and treason and murder, valor and honor and slow love, suspense and sexuality and mercy. There she learns how to fully embody her true calling as the daughter of Mortain and learn the ways of death from her fellow Sisters and nuns. In fact, there was mostly too much talking about the political plans being made to ward of the French from invasion.
Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Therefore I wasn't bored, but interested, hooked, even - political calculations always draw me in, and I must confess that the settings immensely pleased me. So of course, I get to be one of those people who can't come out of the gate with a strong opinion in either direction. I instantly loved Ismae and could empathize with her bleak outlook on life. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. Yes,the writing and the world-building aren't perfect but I really connected with these characters and I had a great time reading about them.
Why it was filled with boring details and lacked action? Many of the characters in the novel are real people and the events occurring, real events. But not Ismae, she's a smart cookie. Then the fangirling moment came along when I remembered what Grave Mercy was about. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. I did like all the characters, especially Ismae. God can read my thoughts so keep them pure.
Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. Still, Ismae completely charmed me. This is a long drawn out book and I wasn't bored not one time. I did like all the characters, especially Ismae. And I heard that the sequel is better, but because of the writing style, I sadly will not be continuing with this series. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. The romance kind of became the main focus and didn't really work for me.
The beginning, in my opinion, was the best part of the whole book. Indeed there're so many periods which have not yet been explored by the literature! Is this book still going? They took their time for sure. As the rest of the story, everything felt too mild to me, and no, my heart never missed a beat. First the Reverend Mother who is a female version of Al Mualim, the covenant is the creed, Ismae is Altaïr. Which book should I start with? She killed a man that might have repented his past transgressions and was trying to clear his name for Brittany the country not the girl. Ismae is then sent into a dangerous game of politics and betrayal at the court of young Anne, the Duchess of Brittany.
And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. My relationship with historical books is amazing. I love the politics and scheming in the book, even though I Buddy reading with Kelsey My Dec tbr twin This is really going to be a short review, based on the fact that 3 stars review are just so hard for me to write most times and also I didn't enjoy this book even though it was okay. Well, I'll start with what I actually liked first. One Word: I freaking loved this book and I am buying it for damn sure! There is royal intrigue, plots, strange customs and dangerous women.