Death Sworn by Leah Cypess combines a fun fantasy world with twists on traditional fantasy tropes and some surprisingly deep morality questions. It introduces a world that I can’t wait to find out more about, even though nearly the entire book takes place in the cave system of a guild of assassins! Also, plot twists, ahoy, woot!
Note: I received an eARC of Death Sworn through Edelweiss for an honest review. Some things may have changed in the final version.
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess (Death Sworn #1)
Published by Greenwillow on March 4, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Length: 352 pages
How I got my copy: Edelweiss
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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.