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Death Sworn has been in my TBR pile for a long time, so when I saw Death Marked was available as a automatic download on Edelweiss, I knew I needed to read both of them asap.
My Bookish Likes:
I devoured most of this book within 48 hours. That should tell you something all on its own. I’m a sucker for anything that is fantasy that has to do with assassins and magic. I mean sign me up for all the books that are like that, and I promise that I will be rarely disappointed. And this book was no exception. I really liked the setting and the danger of it all. It fascinated me and drew me into the world of lies, dogma, and death.
My Bookish Mehs:
Part of me wishes this book was just a tad longer. 50-60 more pages would have done it for me. I would have liked more interaction with the Master, because I found him to be such an interesting character, and I would have liked a few more scenes with Sorin that wouldn’t have faded to black so prematurely. I mean, nothing explicit, but I would have liked more of a tie to Sorin, because I really enjoyed his character.
My Bookish Loves:
She knows how to write action scenes! Leah Cypess is a fantastic writer. With living in a mountain full of assassins, there’s a lot of description of movement, and Cypess did a fantastic job of making that real to the reader. I felt like I was watching everything on the big screen.
And those twists! Ah the twists! I thought I had everything figured out, but then this huge twist happens, and I figured out that I knew nothing! Ah, brava, Leah, brava!
This book is definitely a worthy read that will keep you guessing and eager for the next installment. Don’t pass this one up in the bookstore.
I gave this book 4.5 stars on my Goodreads.
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Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
Book One of the Death Sworn series
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Copy sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.
But beneath the assassins' caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose... and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins... and possibly the entire world.
What I Liked:
I've had this book since AUGUST, you all, August 2013. I remember because the ARC came in the mail the day before I moved out of my house and into Johns Hopkins, as a freshman. I was so grateful, because it was the first Harper I received (thank you, Leah!). It's gorgeous, it's fantasy, and I knew I had to have it.
I really enjoyed this book! It's a beautiful start to a new series, and I will be reading the next book(s) in the series. I had not read Leah's other books, but this is a new series. Ileni is a sorceress with dying magic. She is sent (forced to go) to a cave, to train young male assassins. No one knows that her magic is dying.Read more ›
The world that was created was interesting if a bit limited in this book. There is an empire, a group of outcast magicians, and a hidden group of assassins. The assassins and magicians are both attempting to overthrow the empire. The two groups aren't really allies, but work together due to an agreement. One part of this agreement is that the magicians send a teacher to teach those assassins who are able to practice magic.
Unfortunately, the entire pretty much takes place in the assassin mountain, so the world isn't really seen in this book.
The heroine was pretty confident and good at bluffing. Though how a young sorceress can bluff a trained assassin was a leap for me at first. She was noted to be very powerful in the past and therefore probably had practice being insufferably arrogant. For fanatical assassins, they did seem a bit choosy when it came to being fearless of death.
Still, for its limitations, the book was a page turner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ileni was once the most powerful sorceress among the Renegai until she realized her magic was not permanent and it began to weaken. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Cyra Rae Schaefer
I tried to get into this book. I've seen so many people give good reviews on this. I started it and got about halfway before I gave up. Read more
Ahoy there me lovelies . . . This was a wonderful young adult fantasy book. The main character, Ileni, is a sorceress who is sent to teach assassins how to use their magic skills. Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Captain
Loved this book. I read it 2 years ago, then forgot the title and author. I finally found it again and re-read it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Assassins, the reason why I decided to read this book in the first place. Yes, I know how that sounds but that's the truth and I'm glad I picked this book up. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Betsy~I Sold My Soul For Books~
I loved this book for so many reasons. First of all, the setting is fantastic and so unique, and you really feel like you are there. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Miriam Greystone
Ileni is losing her magic, which makes her expendable – perfect for investigating why the last two magicians to teach the assassins have died. Fallen down the stairs? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sylvia McIvers
Started out strong but the ending just felt too rushed. Cool setting, though.Published 15 months ago by C. Sherrill
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