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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Courts and courtiers Fiction
Gods and goddesses Fiction
Death Fiction
Courts and courtiers Fiction
Gods Juvenile fiction
Death Juvenile fiction
Assassins Juvenile fiction
Courts and courtiers Fiction
Gods Fiction
Death Fiction
Assassins Fiction
France History Fiction
Brittany (France) History Fiction
France History Charles VIII, 1483-1498 Fiction
Brittany (France) History 1341-1532 Fiction
France History Charles VIII, 1483-1498 Fiction
Brittany (France) History 1341-1532 Fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0544022491
Grave Mercy
Grave Mercy
by LaFevers, Robin
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Grave Mercy

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LaFevers ("Lowthar's Blade Trilogy") launches a new young adult series with this story set in medieval France that follows 17-year-old Ismae, daughter of one of the old gods, as she escapes to a convent to avoid an arranged marriage. However, the sanctuary she seeks is one where women are trained to become assassins rather than traditional nuns. The tale embodies mystery and intrigue, great characters, romance, and a clever heroine, but the strange plot twists makes this at times a slow-moving experience. Erin Moon's narration is clear and pleasant. Verdict For fans of romantic fantasy and historical speculative fiction.-Denise A. Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll., Newburgh, NY (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Grave Mercy
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Middle-grade author LaFevers (the Theodosia books) makes an outstanding foray into historical romance with an enthralling recreation of 15th-century Brittany. At its center is 17-year-old Ismae, a badly scarred peasant girl who, fleeing her thuggish husband, is taken in by the convent of St. Mortain, whose patron saint is the ancient, pre-Christian god of death. Believed to be Death's literal daughter, blessed (or cursed) with powerful gifts, Ismae is trained as an assassin, highly competent with all weapons and poisons. After two successful missions, she is dispatched to the court of Anne of Brittany to keep track of Duval, the duchess's handsome and tempestuous illegitimate older brother. Reluctantly, she falls in love with him, knowing full well that she may someday be called upon to end his life. Rich in historical detail, well-realized characters, political machinations, and enticingly prickly scenes between Ismae and Duval, LaFevers's complex tale incorporates magic both sparingly and subtly. This powerful first volume of the His Fair Assassin series should attract many readers. Ages 14-up. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Gr 9 Up-Ismae's mother tried to kill her while she was still in the womb and her village believes that she is the child of Death. After escaping an arranged marriage, she finds sanctuary in the convent of St. Mortain where she will be protected. The sisters serve the old gods and believe Ismae is blessed by the God of Death to be his handmaiden. Over the next several years, Ismae is trained to be a fighter, a killer, and a seductress. During Ismae's most important assignment, she is sent to the high court of Brittany to do her god's bidding-but she's not prepared. Although she has the ability to kill a person in many ways, when she discovers that those she is told to kill do not display the mark of death and those she thought she could trust are telling lies, she questions everything around her, even her heart. Will Ismae know who to trust? Is she really the daughter of Death? Robin LaFevers' fantasy (Houghton Harcourt, 2012), the first in a planned series, is set in a world where gods interact with people and use them as their tools. Erin Moon is a brilliant narrator, giving the characters distinct voices and drawing listeners into the intrigue. A good addition to high school and public library collections.-Elizabeth L. Kenyon, Merrillville High School, IN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Grave Mercy
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*Starred Review* In the late fifteenth century, Mortain, the god of death, has sired Ismae to be his handmaiden. She will carry out his wishes by working through the Convent, where she has found refuge from a brutal father and husband. After learning the Convent's wily warfare and womanly arts, and being apprenticed to Sister Serafina (poisons mistress and Convent healer), 17-year-old Ismae is sent to the high court of Brittany, ostensibly as the cousin (aka mistress) of the Breton noble Duval but, in truth, she is there as a spy. Her tacit assignment is to protect the young duchess by assassinating Duval if he proves to be a traitor, a charge made more difficult because of the couple's attraction to each other. LaFevers has written a dark, sophisticated novel true to the fairy-tale conventions of castles, high courts, and good versus evil, and spiced with poison potions; violent (and sometimes merciful) assassinations; subtle seductions; and gentle, perfect love. With characters that will inspire the imagination, a plot that nods to history while defying accuracy, and a love story that promises more in the second book, this is sure to attract feminist readers and romantics alike. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With a $100,000 marketing campaign, including national print, online, and social-media outreach; a video trailer; and a vintage T-shirt promotion, the publisher is pushing LaFevers' novel in a big way.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2010 Booklist

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