Set in Brittany in the 1400's, these books have four awesome things: historical royalty, political intrigue, and slow burn romance... and assassin nuns with supernatural gifts like being immune to poison. How does one become an assassin nun? I have been especially curious about Annith's story ever since I first met her in the first novel, Grave Mercy. Here's the blurb for Mortal Heart:
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.
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.
Ah yes - that intricate web of lies and deceit that sit at the heart of the convent of assassin nuns - I'm dying to finally get the details.
To celebrate the pretty cover, Robin LaFevers is giving away one Advanced Reader Copy of Mortal Heart. Of course, they don’t actually exist yet, so really she’s giving away the guarantee of a Mortal Heart ARC, but that’s still exciting. Unfortunately, thanks to certain international laws, American ARCs may only be given away within the United States, so this will not be an international giveaway.
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