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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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  • ISBN: 9780544991095
  • ISBN: 0544991095
  • Physical Description: xi, 542 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: Courting darkness.
Summary, etc.:
Sybella locates her fellow assassin and novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain, only to discover that Genevieve has made a lethal mistake, and there are far-reaching consequences for loved ones entanged in French court intrigues.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 and up. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Grades 10-12. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    Having revealed the existence of the St. Mortain monastery, devoted to the god of Death, Genevieve has endangered not only herself but also her sisters and Brittany's queen, just as a contact from her convent has appeared with news of a long-awaited assignment. While the regent, the king's sister, schemes to take the throne for herself, Genevieve and her sisters must continue their protection of the monarchy. Here is more engaging and masterful storytelling that builds on the His Fair Assassin trilogy and is the second book in the Courting Darkness duology. The writing in this installment, really the fifth book in an unofficial series, holds up beautifully, and the court intrigue and the undercover work of political females of all ranks and privileges continue to delight. Stakes have never been higher, and the author skillfully ratchets up the tension with short chapters and narrator shifts, primarily between Genevieve and familiar character Sybella, with additional voices added for impact. Readers need the backstory, so start them with Grave Mercy (2012) and then get ready for the demand.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: LaFevers' beloved world of Grave Mercy made her a best-seller, and her many fans have been waiting for this series installment. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times best-selling His Fair Assassin books, was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinch&;s mythology, 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. Visit her at and on Twitter @RLLaFevers. 

Subject: Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Fiction.
France > History > Charles VIII, 1483-1498 > Fiction.

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