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Courting darkness. #1 / by Robin LaFevers.

LaFevers, Robin, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library Y LAF (Text) 33500013002639 New Available -
Fertile Public Library Y LAF (Text) 33500013002647 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya LAF (Text) 35500006137424 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780544991194
  • ISBN: 0544991192
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When Sybella discovers there is another trained assassin from St. Mortain's convent deep undercover in the French court, she must use every skill in her arsenal to navigate the deadly royal politics and find her sister-in-arms before her time--and that of the newly crowned queen--runs out.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    *Starred Review* The many fans of the His Fair Assassins series will be delighted with this book that continues the story of the brave, broken Sybella, who alternates her story with another assassin from the convent of St. Mortain, Genevieve. Although this is the first of a new duology, it does pick up where Mortal Heart? (2014) ended, with the Duchess of Brittany on the path to becoming Queen of France. Those new to the series (or who haven't read it in a while) may find all the names and events confusing at first. But LaFevers' sharply drawn characters, pointed storytelling, and intricate takes on political intrigue will once again have readers turning pages—and there are a lot of pages to turn. One of the original series' delights was the young women's ties to the convent that worships the saint of death. But now that the saint is gone, some of those pages shift to battles, which don't hold the same intrigue as the more nuanced convent stories. That said, there are few writers as fine at their craft as LaFevers. The scenes between Genevieve and the prisoner she helps escape are both brittle and romantic, and Sybella's continuing efforts to save her little sisters from their degenerate family and aid the new queen raises the stakes for both the story and its multilayered heroines. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Readers flocked to Grave Mercy? (2012) and its sequels; this return to that world will have them lining up around the block. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times best-selling His Fair Assassin books, was raised on fairy tales and nineteenth-century poetry. It is not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She was lucky enough to find her one true love and is living happily ever after with him in California., @RLLaFevers

Subject: Assassins > Fiction.
Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Fiction.
Brittany (France) > History > 1341-1532 > Fiction.
France > History > Charles VIII, 1483-1498 > Fiction.

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