- Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: 549 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 850
- Assassins -- Fiction.
- Death -- Fiction.
- Gods -- Fiction.
- Courts and courtiers -- Fiction.
- Brittany (France) -- Fiction. -- History -- 1341-1532
- France -- Fiction. -- History -- Charles VIII, 1483-1498
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Call number: Teen Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown Storage Teen, Downtown Teen, Traverwood Teen
In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.
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A poor farmer's abused daughter is sent to a convent dedicated to the saint of death, where she is trained to be an assassin and then sent to the royal court of Brittany in the 15th century. It wasn't quite as predictable as it the description makes it seem, but it wasn't overwhelmingly fantastic, either. A good read if you like poisons.
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