Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Earlier this year, I read Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, which is the first novel in the His Fair Assassin Trilogy. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Grave Mercy, so I looked forward to reading the second novel in the His Fair Assassin Trilogy titled Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers as well.

I finished reading Dark Triumph earlier this week and loved it!! Dark Triumph focuses on Sybella's story and journey as one of 'His Fair Assassins'. Sybella was first introduced in Grave Mercy and she was an intriguing character with a dark past that you knew nothing about... That is until reading Dark Triumph!!

For me, Dark Triumph started off kind of slowly and didn't pick up its pace until around page eighty. Once the story line picked up, I was hooked and couldn't get enough of the plot, characters and how things were going to turn out!! I enjoyed reading a story told through Sybella's eyes and learning about her dark past. 

Sybella is a much more intriguing, multidimensional character than I ever thought she'd be from her initial portrayal in Grave Mercy. Sybella's past unfolds over the course of Dark Triumph. I enjoyed seeing Sybella's character change her point of view about life and the world around her over the course of Dark Triumph as well.

The following is a plot summary for Dark Triumph from Amazon's website:
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 and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy.
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. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, 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. 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?
I'm giving Dark Triumph a rating of 8.5 stars out of 10 stars!! I am now really looking forward to reading Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers as it is the last installment in the His Fair Assassin series. What will we learn about the character of Annith in Mortal Heart that we didn't know before?

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book! I agree that Dark Triumph had a bit of a slow start. Mortal Heart did as well - as soon as Annith embarks on her journey though, things get interesting ;) I hope you love Mortal Heart!

    Excellent review!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thanks for the compliment on my book review!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a post.