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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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
IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
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