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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
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May 11, 12

bookshelves: reading-for-library-science-school, historical-fiction
Read from May 09 to 11, 2012

The fact that I'm assigned to read this for class makes me feel like I'm getting away with something. It was so good! Historical fiction with pre-Christian gods in Brittany, dealing with France wanting to take over Brittany.
An assassin serving those elder gods, now called saints to fit in with the Christian dictates.
If I didn't know this was historical fiction, with real place names like Nantes, I'd have shelved it under fantasy. There's a supernatural/magic element going on with Ismae, the assassin. Which absolutely worked for me.

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