Review: DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers

His Fair Assassin, Book Two 04/02/13
by Robin LaFevers
ISBN-13: 978-0547628387
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages: 400 
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Source: Publisher
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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? 

My Thoughts: 

DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers is the perfect continuation novel in a series. This book has it all; a kick ass heroine that you will admire and an evil villain that you cannot help but despise with all your heart and in between it all a wonderful story that is heartfelt, adventurous and romantic. 

DARK TRIUMPH continues shortly after GRAVE MERCY with it's storyline continuing on with Sybella. You quickly learn why she suddenly disappeared from the convent in GRAVE MERCY and the implications from her current mission leave you astounded. Her current assignment has returned her to her father, a depraved and vicious man that will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants and her brother who desires her. This family dynamic is beyond twisted and there are moments while reading DARK TRIUMPH that I completely cringed. Yet, I was enthralled by Sybella's resilience and patience for it made her journey that much more admirable. There were moments that I was gripping my book for dear life and I kept putting it down with anxiety only to run back to it, yes it was THAT good.

While Robin LeFevers created this tremendous world in GRAVE MERCY with it's many characters, political intrigue and tough female protagonists. I found that DARK TRIUMPH seemed to take a more personal turn, which I greatly appreciated because I was utterly fascinated by Sybella.  Then when I learned of what made her tick and her whole family dynamic, I idolized her even more. Then her moments with the Beast melted my butter because he was the perfect antidote to everything she had endured with her family.

It was wonderful to return to this world and revisit with favorite characters and I cannot stand that I have to wait so long for the next book in this series. I don't want to say trilogy because I would love to have more books in this series and if I keep my fingers crossed enough, maybe that will happen.

Fans of this series will not be disappointed with DARK TRIUMPH and I guarantee you will be left pining for more.


1 comment:

  1. Few books have kept me up till three in the morning, knowing full well I have things to accomplish the next day. This book was one of them.
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