They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke ...
Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies - girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. They help young wives get rid of old husbands, or the lingering sick slip into the next world.
But Frey is weary of the death trade and dreams of a life bigger than the one she's been dealt. So when she hears of an unstoppable monster slaughtering men, women, and children in a nearby town, she decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future, far from the death trade, for all the Mercies.
But Frey soon learns the real meaning of sacrifice, and the cost of guts and glory. Her actions may change the fate of girls in the world forever.
An epic YA fantasy set in a breathtaking new world, this is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Maggie Stiefvater and Melinda Salisbury