Pre-Release Squee (3)

Posted 16 July, 2014 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Pre-Squee, Review | 15 Comments


I was lucky enough to get this at Book Expo America and you’re damn right this was the first book I read when I got home after my big adventure. Did I care that it doesn’t release until November? Hellz no! I had to know what happened to Annith, how she got out from under the abbess’s controlling thumb, and what happened to her sister nuns and the young duchess.

Y’all. If you haven’t picked up this series, you need to. It’s got a little bit of everything: history (some of it real!), action, adventure, assassin nuns, romance, death and an amazing story. Mortal Heart is the last in this trilogy and, while each can be read on its own, you’re missing out on a huge amount of information and backstory if you choose to go that route. I don’t recommend it.

Pre-Release Squee (3)Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Series: His Fair Assassin #3
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company on Nov. 11, 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Young Adult
Pages: 480

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has.

But across Brittany, the tides of war are drawing ever nearer, with France pressuring the beleaguered duchess from all sides. Annith’s search for answers threatens to rip open an intricate web of lies and deceit that sit at the heart of the convent she serves. Yet to expose them threatens the very fabric of her existence and risks an unforeseen chance at love, one that she can no longer deny. Annith must carefully pick a path and, gods willing, effect a miracle that will see her country—and her heart—to safety.

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