The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Publisher: Andersen Press
It's 1485 and the independent kingdom of Brittany is menaced by France and young Duchess, Anne, is being manoeuvred into marriage with a powerful ally.
Ismae Rienne is a novice with the Sisters of St Mortain; they serve the God of Death and are sworn to protect Brittany. Tutored in the art of killing, Ismae must accompany Anne’s advisor, Gavriel Duval, to court and use her skills to discover who is trustworthy and who is a traitor. But amidst French Spies and hostile barons, her task is complex. She’s also falling in love with Duval - but should she trust him, or kill him?
A fast-moving and unusual historical novel, brimming with romance, treachery and tension.