Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2)
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 th...more
OMG I NEED THIS, LIKE, LAST YEAR.
WHEN IS IT COMING OUT????? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TELL ME WHEN-
::looks at publication date::
"April 2nd, 2013."
::looks at cover again::
Sybella is one of St. Mortain’s daughter’s and thereby gifted with deadly talents, and skills in the art of killing to carry out his will. She owes a debt to the convent in service to St. Mortain since they brought her back from the brink of madness, taking her in at fourteen and training her for special assignments. Syb...more
Minor Spoiler. Just one. If you don't want to know who the knight was, don't read on. But we were all expecting it.
I have to admit, in the beginning, I was a little unsure of how this was going to turn out. One, I forgot kind of what happened in Grave Mercy, and two, I was a little confused. But 20 pages later, I was sucked into the absolute insanity that was Dark Triumph.
Let's take a moment to appreciate what a total badass Sybella is. He...more
About a year ago, the words ‘assassin nuns’ first started showing up around the blogosphere. Pretty soon they were everywhere, and everyone was talking about Grave Mercy, some obviously thrilled and some not so much. Seeing as I neatly fell into the first category, Dark Triumph became one of those books I often thought about… dreamed about, to be completely honest. And I was not disappointed.
The darkness of Ismae’s story pales in comparison to the utter hopelessness of Sybella’s circums...more
Where Grave Mercy was a lie, a novel about dancing and political parties deftly wrapped up with a bow-tie of kick-ass assassin-nuns that never assassinated, Dark Triumph is more of the dark, bad-ass story I was looking for with LaFevers's debut last year. Nevertheless, while Grave Mercy was a sore disappointment, I am glad to admit that Dark Triumph completely won me over. It seems to be the case this year that series I swore off of last year have come back to haunt me, making m...more
'The abbess and I had a different sort of relationship. One built on mutual dislike and distrust, brought together only by our shared needs: mine for a sanctuary, hers for a finely honed weapon she could let loose as Mortain willed. I trust her as much as I do a viper.'
It seems as if each hand maiden of death has her own story to tell and in Dark Triumph we get to experience Lady Sybella's....more
Thoughts after reading: I was a little underwhelmed by this one, but it was still really good, and a great follow up to GRAVE MERCY. Sybella was a fabulous, flawed heroine who I loved, and the romance was genuine, if a little fast. Full review coming soon.
Final Review (also appears at Once Upon a Prologue)
Grave Mercy was one of the books I fangirled...more
That LaFevers could slip inside her near-insane mind so that I believed and felt every raw emotion… is just magical.
I am not saying Sybella and I are buddies. This girl scares me. Lol. She’s got so many layers of issues. She has to dig deep to uncover...more
Nope, I don't need a doctor to know that I am crazy.
Sybella, Sybella... remember that half crazy chick from Grave Mercy? Well, THAT crazy chick will drive a knife through your gut if you don't show some respect.
I was just too happy to see Sybella in this book. Oooh, the vengeance burning deep in her blood was exactly what I was hoping for in this book. Yes, Sybella, venge...more
Death and duplicity
What do you get if you cross a nun with an assassin? It kind of sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn't it? Well, in my opinion, what you get is absolutely fantastic historical fiction set in an era rife with conflict, treason and foul play, and a country in turmoil. Add to that compelling mysteries, strong heroines, and beautifully underplayed romances and I'm seriously in my happy reading place with the His Fair Assassin ser...more
Amazing. R.L. LaFevers writing is so beautiful and wonderful that I could read it all day long. I want to read it all day long. It was near impossible to put this book down once I started.
Sybella's story is different from Ismae's - darker but also filled with hope. Hope for change and the possibilities.
And, I must confess, it was absolutely wonderful to read about Ismae and Duval (*sigh* Duval :D) And to hear the Duchess and her court farther into this battle with...more
DARK Triumph earns it's name as we are drawn into the world of Sybella. This book really wow'd me! Her life has been nothing short of a nightmare and she is surrounded by demons of her past (and present) that torment and abuse her. There were moments toward the end that I was shocked and horrified and others when I felt her joy.
Taking up the story where Grave Mercy left off, we learn of Sybella's life living in the castle of D’Albret who is nothing short of a monster. After su...more
Like I said on my review for Grave Mercy, Ismae is trained but lacked experience and I was disappointed that they would send out someone i...more
Grave Mercy was a phenomenal book. However, this book is better. I was slightly wary of the thought of a romance between beast and Sybella but it proved to be no problem at all. S...more
I loved the first book in this series. The storyline, the history, the intrigue. For me, all of these successful components were amplified in the second book to produce a book filled with heart, soul and so much emotio...more
Sybella, one of the daughters of Death, has only been seen as a tool to be used by the convent of St Mortain, since she was taken in by them and they brought her back from the brink of madness. Now, after years of training to be the best assassin she can be, Sybella has been ordered back to the life that almost drove her mad with grief and despair, with the only hope she has to cling to is that the abbess has promis...more
The Gist: The His Fair Assassin series continues with the story of Sybella. Having escaped the fear and madness of her father's house, Sybella finds a new home at the convent of St.Mortain. Having been trained in the d...more
WARNING: If you haven't read this book, DO NOT click on the spoiler links!! It will ruin EVERYTHING!
These books... these books have to be some of the most AMAZING young adult books I have ever laid eyes on. I just love them so fucking much. (See, I'm even dropping f-bombs because I can't contain my excitement!)
Robin LaFevers, I would read your damn grocery list and give it 5 stars at this point...
Anywho, about Dark Triumph. This one was less political, and more emotional that it's...more
One of my favorite aspects of reading series that feature companion books or multiple perspectives is the opportunity to love the second book more than the first, and as a result fully invest in a series. That has happened several times recently and I was very excited to discover it again with Dark Triumph the sequel to Grave Mercy. While I love the concept of assassin nuns and found the historical time period to be interesting, I wasn't blow away by Ismae's story, or all the court intr...more
Eh, I definitely found Dark Triumph entertaining, but I wasn't wowed. That could be because I had low expectations for the first in this series, Grave Mercy but then ended up liking it more than anticipated, especially the historical fiction and politics, as well as the interesting twist on the typical "assassin" novel. In the case of Dark Triumph, the novel may have been a letdown because I had higher expectations.
Dark Triumph doesn't focus as much on the historical fict...more
Darkest Triumph is, well, far darker than its predecessor. The things Sybella has undergone will make you cringe in horror. The plot is far more action-packed than the last book, with slightly less of a focus on the political machinat...more
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