Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Nov 4, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Format: Hardcover from Library
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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 ending book of the trilogy. It was incredibly sweet and romantic. Not at all what I’d expect from a series about assassin nuns, but when I look back at the series overall, there was a lot of romance, and it was all handled really well.
Something that I didn’t really pick up while reading, but seems obvious looking back is the symbolism of the titles. It really speaks to the purpose of each book, and what portion of the god is revealed. It is a really nice touch to have such meaningful titles.
The high point of this book was definitely the characters. Annith was strong and wonderful, and Balthazaar was such a fun inclusion. Their witty conversations were amusing and sweet.
Overall, this was an excellent series ender, and a great book on it’s own. I’ll miss the wonderful assassin nuns and Mortain. The series had such memorable characters, and this last book was the best of them all.