Sneak a Peek Saturday is a feature that I like to indulge in because I cannot wait to read the tasty tid bits that are put out there for us readers to enjoy. This week I have selected Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers. When I attended NCIBA I approached the Houghton Mifflin booth and was instantly informed of this novel. It was heavily promoted as ALIAS meets GAME OF THRONES....need they have said anything more? NO, I do not believe so. I have read the first two chapters and found it hard to resist reading more but I had to put it down in favor of other books that need my attention now. Yet, I know I will go back soon because it is just too good to leave unread.
His Fair Assassin, First in Trilogy
by R.L. LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin/ Harcourt
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?