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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers

Goodreads Synopsis; When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.

But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for...

My Review

Loved it even more than the first! Another fantastic historical fantasy read! Sybella's story was just as awesome as Ismae's!

Sybella was definitely a much more complex main character than Isame. She's also had a very hard life and things have definitely not gone easy for her. Understandably, she doesn't trust people easily, but she does start to trust Beast once he's entered the picture. I absolutely loved Beast. I loved him in Grave Mercy and loved him even more in Dark Triumph. He's just as loveable. The romance between them was so sweet and I was rooting for them to have a happy end so bad! 

Again, like Grave Mercy the plot was a bit slow in this one because it's a very political time period, there's not a whole lot of action (but there is some!). There's a lot going on in the book, so if you try to read it took quickly, you could miss something important to the plot. My only disappointment of this book was the ending was pretty abrupt. It ended too soon in my opinion but it just makes me even more eager to read the 3rd book! 

Overall, Dark Triumph was a great companion sequel! I totally loved the characters, the romance, the setting, the plot! If you liked Grave Mercy, definitely give this one a shot!

Rating: 4.5/5

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