Goodreads synopsis: 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 court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Fate's thoughts: I began reading this book with a bad feeling. deep down i knew i most likely wouldn't like it because of the fact that it is historical. Unfortunately, my prediction was right and i indeed did not enjoy this book. The Premise was amazing. It sounded action packed and bad ass. Who doesn't want to read about deadly nuns. The first few pages were kind of exciting, but after that i got a little bored. I was anticipating a lot of assassination nut didn't get that many. Ismae kept on talking about her weapons, and i have to say they sounded awesome, but she didn't use them as much as i would have liked. this book has an awesome premise but it just doesn't agree with me.