Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3)
By Robin LaFevers
Publication date: Nov. 4, 2014
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 480 pages
Source: Borrowed from a generous friend (ILU!)
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.
— Goodreads.com description
If the His Fair Assassins series was never-ending, I’d be quite happy. I truly can’t imagine ever getting enough of these books — they are THAT enjoyable.
Ismae, Sybella and Annith are all so different but I love the uniting factor that really makes their stories shine: All three girls are hella strong.
There’s cloaks! And horseback rides! And the making of camp! And while there is nothing I’d probably enjoy LESS in real life than being woodsy and wearing heavy, drapey clothes and not having a car…I can’t get enough of it in books.
Plus, romance and action and history and SURPRISES and all of my favorite things. I loved Annith just as much as I came to love the other two girls. Friends, put this series on your must-read lists. Trust me.