Author : Robin LaFevers
Series : His Fair Assassin
Genres : Historical, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : February 2nd 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published November 4th 2014)
Synopsis : In the powerful conclusion to Robin LaFever’s New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassins trilogy, 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.
I really enjoyed this book ! I was hooked which wasn’t the case with the two previous books !
We are all of us, gods and mortals, made up of many pieces, some of them broken, some of them scarred, but none of them the total sum of who we are.
This time we follow Annith who doesn’t want to become a seeress. She has always trained in order to become the best trained killer and achieve Mortain’s will outside the convent.
She decides to leave the convent and find out what’s hiding behind the Reverend Mother’s decision.
It is rarely a lack of love that forces two hearts apart, but other obstacles.
On her journey she crosses path with the Hellequins, and more specifically with Balthazaar.
The hellequins are a really interesting bunch of characters ! I was so happy to learn more about each of them ! They all seek redemption and are very touching !
Balthazaar is also very interesting though more secretive. He sometimes acts very strangely but we get to know why.
Annith wasn’t a character I was very eager to follow to be honest. I found her too smooth and without a real personality in the previous books. Oh, how wrong I was ! She is fierce and really knows what she wants ! In fact, she is the most relatable one. Her story is unique. I wasn’t expecting this at all and neither was our main character when she decided to investigate about the reverend Mother.
I really enjoyed this installment ! We get back to the historic side of the story and I was really glad about it !
The plot is really good and there were some plot twists I didn’t see coming at all !! I also really enjoyed the romance. Once again, it’s relatable ! She fell in love slowly, despite her apprehension for him. It’s such a cute and touching romance !
I think this book wrapped things nicely ! I was hooked, much much more than for the two previous books !
Don’t you see? Your mortal heart shines like a candle flame and I, like one of those hapless black moths you used to leave as an offering, am helpless before its lure.
- Annith, the ever perfect student decides to rebel. She doesn’t want to become a seeress and is sure that’s not Mortain’s will.
She is more determined to find out why the reverend mother is doing this to her.
- Balthazaar is full of secrets ! He truly cares about Annith and really wants to protect her and be here whenever she needs him !
The plot twist about him left me speechless hahaha !
- The reverend Mother always seemed cunning throughout this trilogy. I thought she was plotting something huge. She did bad things in her past. But once we get to know why, we understand why she decided to act like this.
Overall I really enjoyed this book !
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