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Novel Society: Adults Read Teen Lit ~ June 28
06/28/2012 7:00 pm
06/28/2012 8:00 pm
We'll be discussing the award winning Grave Mercy, June 28 @ 7:00.
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced YA trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany, where she finds herself woefully under prepared -- not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Society members will receive a 20% discount
on titles chosen for discussion and ocassional access to pre-publication
previews of new books from well-known as well as up-and-coming authors.
Other surprises may also be in store – remember, this is Hicklebee’s…
Novel Society facilitator, Renee Ting is the President and Publisher of Shen’s Books, a small press specializing in multicultural children’s literature. As a publisher, she has been reading, evaluating, producing, and marketing children’s content for over ten years. Prior to heading Shen’s Books, Renee worked at several children’s book and music stores, including Linden Tree and Storyopolis. She is a graduate of Harvard University with a BA in music, and is the author of The Prince’s Diary.
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