This was a fun start to a new trilogy. Centered on 17yo Ismae who has had a pretty rough go of life until she is saved and brought to the convent that serves St. Mortain, the god of death (who also happens to be her father. Handy.) Trained in the arts of death, she becomes an assassin sworn to protect the soon-to-be Duchess Anne of Brittany through all manner of political and familial intrigue. Touch of romance for those who need it, blood and horses for those who don’t.
I received an e-copy free from the publisher.