Why this book?
This whole series was a delight—a historical fantasy full of kick-ass young women. Ismae, the heroine of book one, is brave and fierce, the love story feels rich and right, and even with such vivid and extensive world-building, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Assassin nuns—what more do you need to know?
Why should I read it?
6 authors picked Grave Mercy as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high…