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Nov 06, 2018SurreyLibraries_Reads rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In 15th century Brittany, Ismae is a 17-year-old trained assassin, chosen as a handmaiden to the god of Death. Eager to prove herself and fulfill her sworn duty, she is thrust headlong into a world full of danger, deception and political intrigue and from the first few paragraphs, I was easily pulled into the struggles of young Ismae. Despite her lethal training, she is a vulnerable, damaged girl who is easy to root for as she makes her way in a world where she is clearly the outsider and the story itself, complete with romance and adventure, is a real page-turner and very hard to put down. For fans of Tamora Pierce and other like minded authors, this is a must-read. (submitted by QP)