[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”0547628404″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512mxwQjPvL.jpg” width=”348″][simpleazon-link asin=”0547628404″ locale=”us”]Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)[/simpleazon-link] by Robin LaFevers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Beautiful wrap-up of an engaging trilogy highlighted by strong female characters and historical drama. The storytelling is heartfelt and well-researched, layered in mythology, history, and ancient religion. The writing is intelligent and rich in vocabulary with language reflecting the time and country. Annith, the final assassin, is headstrong but compassionate and mature beyond her years. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and fantasy.
“Every word she utters is like a long bony finger wrapping itself around my heart, squeezing until there is no hope left within it” (p. 47).
“This is what freedom feels like, and it is exhilarating” (p. 83).
“It is as if I can put my hand out and feel the shape and contours of the lies, but I am unable to discern the whole of it” (p. 294).
“I feel like a snake must when he has accidentally swallowed a goat and is struggling to digest it” (p 390).
“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 sum and total of who we are” (p. 395).