DARK TRIUMPH By Robin LaFevers Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Paperback: Hardcover: (Original. Sybella’s duty as Death’s assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history. An assassin with a will of steel fights her way through deadly palace deceptions, sickening sexual servitude and baffling assignments from her.

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Mortain since they brought her back from the brink of madness, taking her in at fourteen and training her for special assignments. Basically I loved this book. Is that some special trick of Saint Camulos?

That last quarter of the book got me. Syb Dark Triumph is a stunning sequel to Grave Mercy. His Fair Assassin 3 books.

I cannot guess what he is thinking or feeling. Sybella is much more ‘rough around the edges’ in comparison to Ismae but her story was still just as riveting. Sybella warns Ismae, her dear friend and fellow killer from the convent of St.

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, book 2) by Robin LaFevers

You can also sign up to receive blog updates by email here. Furthermore, Sybella doesn’t fear death or murder.

He is an ugly man thus his nickname but his heart is made out of gold. Facebook Twitter Robjn Tumblr. This is the website for my YA books about assassin nuns in medieval France.

The seeds are already there, Sybella for one is a very different character from Ismae, a tortured character, and not only does she not have lwfevers hesitation towards killing, she actually revels in it. Other books in the series.

Dark Triumph

Although the layers behind Sybella’s dark past are artfully revealed as the novel progresses, it is evident from the beginning itself that she has lived a brutal life. Sybella could have been a very unlikeable character, particularly as she is paired with one of the most likeable side characters from the previous book, but the romance and her personality evolution is handled deftly enough to make it plausible. Dark Triumph – Robin LaFevers 3.


I have to admit, in the beginning, I was a little unsure of how this was going to turn out. I loved seeing them together again. Once, when I was ten years old, d’Albret became so enraged at his favorite hunting hound for not bringing down a twelve-point stag that he shot the creature with his hunting bow.

Indeed, I do not believe he is quite human in that moment. His Fair Assassin Book 2 Author: LaFevers triupmh a fabulous cark of wrapping things up, but I did not want to part with Sybella and Beast.

But 20 pages later, I was sucked into the absolute insanity that was Dark Triumph. To be frank, I kind of want to throw adjectives and call it a day: Does she regret some decisions? Apr 07, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was amazing Oafevers Since this series has an element of magic, I pretty much have been triimph to overlook these.

I loved this story just as much if not more than Grave Mercy!

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Review

It happened with Scarlet and it has happened again with Dark Triumph, so to any other companion novels out there? When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for? What I loved about her though was even though she had this terrible past, she doesn’t let it drag her down now.

After this, everything starts to spin out of control, her faith starts to shake even more and step by step she gets to make her own choices about who lives and dies. One of the main criticisms I’ve seen of Grave Mercy, even from those that liked it, had to do with the circumstances of the consummation of Ismae’s romance. Through the darkness, his big warm hand tenderly takes hold of mine, and I want to weep at the understanding of his touch.


And, while this happened, Beast was captured and locked away. Sybella and Beast’s relationship starts off slowly but you can see from the start something is there. Driven to the border of madness by unimaginable horrors endured at home, Sybella finds refugee on the monastery and for a while she finally feels triuumph peace.

Please don’t underestimate readers. Sybella was such a complicated character. She’s so strong and kind and good and badass and a proper assassin.

One thing that I did not expect is that this would be a story about different set of characters set into the same fictional world.

Oh and I dislike the abbess. I think I liked the overall story of Grave Mercy just a tad bit more, but Sybella is a richer, deeper, more complex character than Ismae was. That someday would have come sooner than later! There’s still a lot of action. But how will they stand the wait? With one more daughter of Death seeking her fate, readers can expect a sequel. This one didn’t have the royal court politics of the first book. What makes Dark Triumph such a success for me is Sybella.

She was tough and a survivor and one of the most wonderful characters I have read.