When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair, the convent was only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons yet.
But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality is terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for . . .
Action, courtly intrigue, supernatural and a beautifully written romance to bewitch fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black.
R. L. LaFevers (Robin Lorraine LaFevers) is an award-winning American children's book writer from California. She is the author of the Theodosia series and Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series. R. L. La Fevers grew up in Los Angeles, California and now resides on a small ranch in Southern California with her husband, two sons, dog and cat. R. L. LaFevers has had a life-long love of animals, which often make appearances in her novels, and a sensitivity to ecological responsibility best apparent in the Nathaniel Fludd books. She admits to a belief in the magical, which is also a driving element of stories such as Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. Grave Mercy is her first young adult book.
Brimming with powerful emotions, thrilling sword fights, and accurate period detail, this tightly plotted tale will enthrall readers of romantic historical fantasy.
The prose’s beauty inspires immediate re-reads of many a sentence, but its forward momentum is irresistible. An intricate, masterful page-turner.
Kirkus (Starred Review)
Beautifully written with a strong female protagonist. It is sure to bewitch fans of Philippa Gregory and Lauren Kate.
If you thought that Ismae was a dark and troubled character in Grave Mercy, then wait until you get to know Sybella… Highly recommended reading for anyone looking for exceptional storytelling
YA Book Reads
Thrilling, stomach churning stuff in the vein of Game of Thrones . . . If you enjoyed Graceling or Witchstruck then you will love this series.
Ink and Paper Hearts
Wow! What a ride Sybella’s story was! Highly recommended
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