By Robin La Fevers
Ismae is a Daughter of Death, a trained assassin and tough as nails. She is a wonderful creation and the description of the island convent where the assassins are trained as poisoners, fighters and weapons experts was fascinating in fact I wished this section of the novel had been longer. As interesting as the political intrigue and machinations of the medieval Breton court were, I felt the story sagged a little in the middle. Nonetheless it soon got back on thrilling form towards the end and the author tantalised us with the possibility of a follow up instalment. Robin La Fevers has obviously done extensive research and worked hard to create a genuine historical feel and this was a truly fantastic and unusual blend of fantasy, history and the paranormal. I await the second volume with anticipation.