Published by Henry Holt (BYR) on July 30, 2019
A future chieftain.
Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.
A fugitive prince.
When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.
A too-cunning bodyguard.
Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?
The Merciful Crow is one of those books I absolutely love – a world I accidentally get completely immersed in and don’t want to come out of!
From the beginning to the end, I was sucked into Fie’s life as a Crow. I felt every hitch, emotion, and problem as it came her way. I felt her inner struggle to want to be something more and her need to protect her own.
And can we talk about the teeth? MAGIC WITH TEETH? How amazingly original! It made me wish it was a REAL thing.
The Merciful Crow even has a bit of romance, but it’s not the annoying kind that makes you want to barf (no pun intended) every time it comes up on the page. I enjoyed the relationships between Fie, Tavin, AND Jasimir very much.
This book is so cleverly written. With interesting prose, a fast paced timeline and alot of magic, The Merciful Crow is a book for anyone who loves an underdog.
now, when does the Money Dance for the sequel begin?