Raise a glass to Mortain, the saint of death, because this month the Minerva crew talked about Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. I, Erin, first read this book in 2013 after hearing it recommended on an NPR podcast. I majored in medieval and renaissance studies and wrote my senior thesis on medieval homicide, and since the book takes place in fifteenth century Brittany and tells the story of an order of assassin nuns, it seemed like it had been written exactly with me in mind. If you like political machinations, religious intrigue, and a YA heroine who is actually smart, give Grave Mercy a read!
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