24 December, 2014

#BookReview :: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) by Robin LaFevers

When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.

But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for... 

I have no idea why it took me so long to catch up to this series... I love kickass heroins and especially lady assassins!

Sybella runs away from home with cruelty and brutality as a driving force. When she finds herself at the doorstep of St.Mortain Convent, the sisters take her in. The convent serves Death as its master and thus Sybella is trained in various aspects of death and seduction. As a trained assassin, the convent sends her back to the place she first ran away from. Under the reign of her cruel father and back in the confines of the monstrous ‘love’ of her brother, each day is a struggle for Sybella. Will she be able to serve the convent as is expected from her? And what of the prisoner she has returned to set free.

When I finished reading Grave Mercy, I was in awe of Ismae and St.Mortain. But Sybella's story takes things to another level on the whole. I cannot even begin to imagine how she could stand her own life. Sybella’s story touches something really deep inside the heart of the reader. She is damaged and there is no doubt about that. But she still has the spark of life inside her that helps her fight on, live life and even find love to be whole again. The bond between Sybella and Ismae is nice and it made me feel better knowing that they have each other (and Annith) -- YES I know I am talking about fictional characters! And the Beast… OMG! What do I say about him? He is such a strong character who makes me swoon over him right from the beginning. To see two sides of the same man – one that inspires men into going to battle and the other that is so sensitive with Sybella – both extremes! It was really fun to read about him and to fall for him along with Sybella.

I cannot wait to read Annith’s story. It is going to be so awesome.

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