“If Death could grant you a wish, you would use it for someone else? Trade your happiness for someone else’s?” – Mortal Heart – Robin LaFevers
Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3) written by Robin LaFevers
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers in November 2014
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…
My Take on It:
I loved Annith’s character from book one in which she briefly had a part. She is kind and devoted and loyal, but has she been as content with this role as everyone has thought? Just as I was surprised to learn of Sybella’s past in the 2nd book, I loved looking into Annith’s life and seeing what has shaped her and how she would decide her own future. There were some twists and turns to her story that surprised me and kept me hooked. I also loved seeing all three of the dear friends together again. Truly I fell in love with all of the characters of this series including the young duchess of Brittany.This book, the whole series, will go on my favorites shelf because of the uniqueness of he story line and the historical accuracy woven in. Plus I tend to enjoy a dark, brooding, or flawed character that has goodness at the heart. It was totally entertaining!