Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassins, bk. 2 by Robin LaFevers

2013
01.25



Lady Sybella’s life is a living nightmare. Trained as an assassin by the killer nuns of the convent of St. Mortain (God of Death) she has been assigned to spy on the house of Count d’Albret, a noble who is staging a deadly coup against the young duchess of Brittany. The count is notoriously brutal, simply murdering any and all who oppose him. Sybella’s life is constantly on the line as she gathers information to send back to her Mother Superior, who is on the side of the duchess. She knows that if she is found out, a fate worse than death awaits her. Because Sybella is not just an ordinary spy. She is also d’Albret’s abused daughter. When an order comes from the convent that she must free a highly valued prisoner from d’Albret’s dungeon, she uses the command as an excuse to escape with her wounded charge and join her assassin sister Ismae. This one decision sets her destiny spinning in a direction she could have never anticipated, a future where love and death are intertwined and at any moment she could be utterly destroyed by one or the other. Because war is coming. And d’Albret is used to winning. This smashing second volume in His Fair Assassins series (volume 1= Grave Mercy) is way more bloody and fast paced than the first but just as deliciously juicy. Sybella is a terrific heroine—damaged, self-doubting, angry as hell and ready to take her rage out on the world at large—until love comes along and turns her wrath into righteousness. Though you could read this one as a stand alone, why would you want to? I’d advise digging into Grave Mercy before taking a stab at Dark Triumph. An awfully good sequel to what is shaping up to be a spectacular series.

4 Responses to “Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassins, bk. 2 by Robin LaFevers”

  1. sam says:

    oh my god i loved the first book and i can’t wait to read the second, i started reading the second. but i was really hopeing the second book would be about ismae and duval a 2nd to the first but its ok if its about sybella i like her. i just hope ismae and duval are put into this one in some way. :)

  2. max gehm says:

    the first book was WAY better.

  3. i hope i get to read the second book because the first one blew me away i couldn’t put it down i just wish i had time to go to the library and when i do im going to find the book and read it if my mother lets me and if she does i love her forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. i just went to talk to my mother i can’t wait because she said i can go to the library isn’t that great i’m so happy and especaily since next week on the 8th is my birthday i will be 15 can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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