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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We only got to see what’s on the surface of her in book 1, and in book 2, everything changes. It is not an easy read, that much I can tell you, and yet it is certainly worth your tears, for you will be a better person once you finish it. My love for Robin LaFevers’ writing has been firmly cemented, and I shall proceed to wait impatiently for the third His Fair Assassin novel. The love story between Sybella and Beast is absolutely adorable.

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Review

Now that she is a grown woman and fully prepared, the nuns send Lafvers to return to her childhood home to spy on her father, and to endure the horrors within. Once, when I was ten years old, d’Albret became so enraged at his favorite hunting hound for not bringing down a twelve-point stag that he shot the creature with his hunting bow.

Each follows a different character, but they follow the same over-arcing story line they timing only slightly overlaps. Can a wounded animal ever completely heal? To protect Anne de Bretagne from the multiple dangers that threaten her, first of all the Count of Albret, wicked and twisted as always.

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Then you have Beast. Once within the castle, however, Sybella is thrown sharply back to her dark life, watching as friends are slaughtered ruthlessly by her father and forced to give into the wishes of her half-brother Julian who has become a lover instead of the childhood protector he once was. LaFevers did a fabulous job of wrapping things up, but I did not want to part with Sybella and Beast. As a woman, there ,afevers little use for her in her father’s household and despite successfully dispatching of his allies, she longs to put an end to the man who has made her life a living hell.


Her character slowly did change into a warmer Sybella, with the help of a knight who I practically fell in love with myself. This one didn’t hav 4. In the first cark, Sybella shows up at the doorstep of convent St.

Which makes it that much better. In return for taking her in and training her to become a deadly assassin, Sybella now owes a debt to the convent and it’s time to put her training to work dqrk she will carry out assignments in Mortain’s name. Oct 16, Glass rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, Sybella is sent back to her evil father, d’Albret after spending 4 years at the convent of St. His Fair Assassin lafevesr.

Her past is without brightness, and I’m warning you now of triggers for rape and incest. Now, the book was really good so I chose to blind myself but come on.

Sybella is such a fantastic character. Even the sick psychopaths who I wanted to strangle myself added to the book in a way that may have been disgusting and terrible, but the book wouldn’t have been nearly as good without them. I did not know until days later that she had died from the blow. Yay Ismae and Duval for showing up! If you don’t want to know who the knight was, don’t read on.

I loved seeing them together again. Along with Sybella, though, the slow burning romance she shares with Beast is one to behold.

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, book 2) by Robin LaFevers

Assassin nuns-what a great story idea. As it is, I must warn you here that the story deals with difficult issues, including sexual violence and incest, and several kind of abuse. This book was dark, oh so dark at times. This book had a darker feel that the prior book in the series.

I died like, 8 lafevrs from the craziness. Sybella was a holy terror when we first met her, and we saw little enough of her in book 1 that my initial bad impression of her as a tantrum-throwing brat didn’t get dispelled.


Jun 04, clara rated it it was ok Shelves: They meet some really cool people on the way. And I was not disappointed. I bet you can gather where some of her psychological issues are stemming from. Additionally, Dark Triumph is one of those rare instances where I recognize that, technically, a book contains no triump but a slight lack of connection with it yields to a lesser enjoyment of the book.

Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin Book Two

And, while this happened, Beast was captured and locked away. One evening, Sybella is tasked with aiding the prisoner, Beast, in 4. Darkk wind plucks at my cloak, buffets against me, as if it would carry me off in flight, just like the birds or the knight’s soul. Although the layers behind Sybella’s dark past are artfully revealed as the novel progresses, it is evident from the beginning itself that she has lived a brutal life. View all 37 comments.

Ab dem Punkt, an dem die Liebesgeschichte quasi abgehakt war, war das alles etwas. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, Larevers must give her a reason to live.

She becomes a master at hiding her fears, she is dangerous with most weapons, especially knives, and the one thing that keeps her going is her need for vengeance, her longing to put an end to the man who has made her laevers a living hell — her father an absolutely disgusting character, a true monster, one of the worst villains out there. They come across as real since the author gives them flaws and they admit they aren’t perfect.

Her loneliness and melancholy and feeling of always being separate from others resonated with me. Und drittens war da die Tatsache, dass ich Sybella im ersten Band nicht wirklich leiden konnte.