Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy.
Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, as one of their most dangerous weapons. But those assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?
I love this series and wish I could be one of Death's Handmaidens!! The book is so perfectly titled! The story is now told from Sybella's point of view. I got to find out who she is and why she was given her assignment. This book was non stop action and so very exciting. So many twists and turns that I never saw coming and I can't wait to get my hands on the third book! If you love strong female leads DO NOT miss this series!!