Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dark Triumph

Author:  Robin LaFevers
Series:  His Fair Assassin, Book 2
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Pages: 385

Goodreads Summary:
Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.
But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

Grave Mercy was one of my top ten books last year and I really didn't think there was any way that Dark Triumph was going to live up to it - - especially when I saw that it was switching from Ismae and Duval to Sybella. I wanted more Ismae and Duval. But about thirty pages into this book, I was so into Sybella's story, I didn't care what was going on with Ismae (although I was very happy to see her in this book). Sybella was such a damaged character and it was so great seeing her redemption and her love story. I absolutely loved it. LaFevers had my heart breaking in sorrow for Sybella one moment and exploding with happiness the next. Obviously, Dark Triumph will be one of my top ten books this year. 


  1. Agreed, Sybella's personal and emotional journey throughout this book was the absolute best part of this book. And Beast. Beast was a definite highlight too. ;)

  2. I thought that the fact that Sybella grew so much during this story made it much better than Grave Mercy because Ismae didn't grow near as much.