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Book Watch: Dark Triumph

Dark TriumphDARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers will be released in the U.S. on April 2, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, the print edition is 400 pages.

DARK TRIUMPH is the second book in author Robin LaFevers’ His Fair Assassin series. The third book in the series, MORTAL HEART, is slated for release in 2014.


There are so many seriously amazing books releasing the week of April 2nd that I’m just dying to read. But the book I’m looking forward to more than any other is DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers.

Because I cannot wait to continue this series from Sybella’s perspective. Because I cannot wait to get a peek at what’s been going on with Ismae and Gavriel. Because I cannot wait to be taken back to this author’s version of the past. And because I cannot wait to read a story that promises to be every bit as epic as its predecessor.

The description calls DARK TRIUMPH a “heart-pounding sequel.” And if it’s even half as exciting as GRAVE MERCY, then the description will be telling the truth. It also mentions “betrayal, treachery, and danger,” which are all qualities that will definitely make this story as edge-of-your-seat exciting as book one.

As someone who was wary of Sybella throughout much of GRAVE MERCY, I am anxious to read her story and learn more about why she became one of Death’s assassins. And if the imprisoned “ally” is who I think it just might be, I will be even more thrilled to follow her on her journey.

DARK TRIUMPH is quite a bit shorter than GRAVE MERCY, so I’m curious to see if I’ll become as deeply submerged in fifteenth century Brittany as I was with the first book in the series. But if the writing is as amazing, the characters as intriguing and enchanting and the story as captivating, then I can’t imagine not being transported back in time and not falling in love with this sequel.

And with a main character with a dark past, an even darker profession and the hope of something more than vengeance for herelf, I cannot imagine not putting DARK TRIUMPH in the spotlight this week, even with some other awesome books releasing the week of April 2nd.


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Goodreads description:

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?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.



Here are some other awesome books releasing the week of April 2nd:

VENGEANCE BOUND by Justina Ireland

NAMELESS (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow

THE RISING (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong

RISE (Eve #3) by Anna Carey

WHITE LINES by Jennifer Banash


LIGHT (Gone #6) by Michael Grant

STUNG by Bethany Wiggins

THE SWEETEST DARK (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe

FEARLESS (Mirrorworld #2) by Cornelia Funke

7 Responses to “Book Watch: Dark Triumph”

  1. Jen @ BE says:

    Great choice! 🙂 Yeah, Grave Mercy was totally amazing- so unique from other YA books! I would have loved to see more of Ismae and Duval, but I think Sybella could also be interesting.

    Though I gotta say- I’m also excited for Light. I don’t know if you’ve read the series, but it’s AMAZING. So gritty and an amazing mix of paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian, romance, humor and horror!

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      I loved GRAVE MERCY! Totally amazing, right? Sybella is definitely interesting. I just hope I can get as into her story as Ismae Rienne’s. I am also a bit wary of changing characters, but I think I’ll love getting to know Sybella. She’s fierce!

      I own many of the books but I haven’t read them yet. I have Light pre-ordered so I hope I get to read the entire series one day. I love gritty. Oooh and humor!

  2. I’m super excited to learn about Sybella’s story! I can hardly wait!!!

  3. Nina says:

    Ohmygosh, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this cover before, but Sybella looks like such a bad*ss! I loooved Grave Mercy, so I’ll definitely have to find the time to read this one as soon as it’s out:)

  4. T_T
    I need need Grave Mercy now T_T


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  5. Zino says:

    Great choice, I loved Grave Mercy but I was worried when I heard they’d be a sequel since I felt like she finished Ismae and Gavriel’s story as a stand alone so I’m glad she wrote this one about Sybella’s story. There wasn’t enough of her in the first one, just teasers and I kept needing to know about her!
    I’m also looking forward to Light, I love the Gone series and even though I haven’t read book 5 yet I’m still anticipating this finale. It’s just amazing, always left me at the edge of my seat 🙂

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