Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy. Sybella arrives at the convent' s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge-- but at a price. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, as one of their most dangerous weapons. But those assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?
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by Robin LaFevers
"Lady Sybella enters the convent of St. Mortain a madwoman and leaves as a trained handmaiden of death. In this second installment in the Fair Assassin series, Angela Goethals uses an even, emotionless tone for her narration. Her counterintuitive choice for this passionate drama works to remind the listener of Sybella's subterfuge and helps the listener keep track of the storyÕs complex intrigue. Only when Sybella starts investing herself in saving a knight whose background and heart are entwined with hers does Goethals let the higher stakes reflect in her voice. She uses a French accent for character and place names, keeping the setting in focus without losing the listenerÕs comprehension. Fans of the first book should enjoy this. M.M.O. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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