Courting Darkness

By LaFevers, Robin

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ISBN
9780544991194
Publisher
HMH


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2018  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up{amp}mdash;Fans of the author's "His Fair Assassins" trilogy will welcome the first installment of this duology that continues the story of Sybella (daughter of Mortain, god of Death) and introduces the new assassin Genevieve. While Sybella, with the help of her beloved Beast, is trying to protect her younger sisters from becoming victims of their incestuous brother Pierre, Genevieve uses her skills to protect the newlywed Duchess of Brittany from the wiles of the French court. The alternating narrati...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2019

LaFevers returns to her alt-historical world of fifteenth-century Brittany and France, the setting of her earlier His Fair Assassin trilogy (Grave Mercy, rev. 3/12, and sequels), in this first book of a planned duology. Sybella, trained assassin and daughter of Saint Mortain (Breton god of Death), agrees to become attendant to the newly married Queen of France. Sybella also vows to protect her own young...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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