Thursday, March 29, 2012
Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers
His Fair Assassin #1
At the age of seventeen, Ismae has already had a rough life. Her mother tried to abort her and Ismae was left with a scar that runs from her left shoulder to her right hip. - Her father had given her to an arranged marriage to a pig farmer. He is abusive.
Ismae is saved by a priest who takes her to a convent, St. Mortain. Ismae discovers that she is the daughter of Mortain, the god of Death.
At the convent, she is trained as one of his handmaidens.
In order to protect Brittany from war, Ismae is taken to the high courts by Gavriel Duval. There, she pretends to be his mistress to learn about the treason.
Release Date: April 3
ARC Received from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt