In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy, Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service. All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord. And in all this only one thing is certain. There will be blood. The second novel in the Book of the Ancestor series.
At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder, but guilty of worse...