DARK TRIUMPH By Robin LaFevers Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Paperback: Hardcover: (Original. 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. An assassin with a will of steel fights her way through deadly palace deceptions, sickening sexual servitude and baffling assignments from her.

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I haven’t read a book that good in a while. So, all in all, this book was suspenseful, heartbreaking, action packed, with a little hint of romantic, all tied together with LaFever’s phenomenal writing and amazing characters to go with it. Overall though, Dark Triumph is a book that, as its title suggests, is far darker than its predecessor, but in a way that uses that darkness to create some incredibly compelling characters.

I loved this story just as much if not more than Grave Mercy! I did not know until days later that she had died from the blow. Strong, protective, kicks bad-guys asses because it’s fun.

Carina’s Books: Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Snyder or Kristin Cashore. Sybella with her assassin skills and smart persona, latevers Beast because of his battle lust and loyalty towards the duchess of Brittany. View all 10 comments. Does she whine or let her doubts eating at her?

To be frank, I kind of want to throw adjectives and call it a day: View all 43 comments. What makes Dark Triumph such a success for me is Sybella.

Seeing how easily the Beast turns Sybella from an angry, aching triummph into one who forgives herself is a beautiful, bittersweet process.


Feb 25, Robin Bridge Four rated it it was amazing Shelves: Do I need to have read the first book? Subscribe to my newsletter You can also sign up to receive blog updates by email here. I am so glad I disregarded the weak first book of this series and followed through to Sybella’s story. Two of her brothers sexually abused her, one for the fun of it and one from a misguided sense of love. There wasn’t any triujph around in this book. See all 10 questions about Dark Triumph….

I darm it may be because of the first few chapters or even because the political scheme which was more war-related – which I really liked, mind you, but which did take away limelight from the characters on more than one occasion. It was seen as a bit of a cop-out, as though Ismae needed an excuse to have sex.

And hopefully I’ll get a chance to read it soon!

DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers | Kirkus Reviews

I was so not expecting any of that. T It had been awhile since I had read the first book in this series Grave Mercy and I was a bit afraid I would be lost going into this book, but the author lzfevers info dump me into oblivion and I was able to step right into the story again. Each follows a different character, but they follow the same over-arcing story line they timing only …more Yes, you really need to read the first book.

He is an ugly man thus his nickname but his heart is made out of gold. However, as I got used to triiumph and came to know more about why she is the way she is, I became even more bonded to Sybella, and even more desirous for her to overcome the horrors of her life. Triumpn loved his carefree being in Grave Mercy and to see him in this is wonderful. She’s darker, moodier, more pained, and sometimes verges on crazy, though one can’t blame her.


The story follows another very interesting character – Sybella. In Dark Triumph, the same could not be said.

In return for taking her in and training her to become a deadly assassin, Sybella now owes a debt to the convent dar it’s time to put her training to work where she will carry out assignments in Mortain’s name.

The horrors she endured in that household does not make it an easy order to accept. Through the darkness, his big warm hand tenderly takes hold of mine, and I want to weep at the understanding of his touch. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?


View all 7 comments. Indeed whereas Ismae’s book dragged on the underwhelming side, nothing could have prepared me for the kaleidoscope of emotions I felt while following Sybella and Beast in their battles. It seems to be the case this year that series I swore off of last year have come back to haunt me, making me eat my words with my utter love for their companion novels.