Dark Triumph – 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 cannot properly express my absolute, unapologetic obsession with this series. The only thing I regret is not reading Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph much, much sooner than now. True, I didn’t know about the series sooner than I did, but these books were what I was unconsciously wanting/needing to read.
In Grave Mercy, I fell in love with Beast. I am a diehard Beast fangirl, forget that other man Duval, Beast is where it’s at. Dark Triumph made me really happy with how Beast’s story unfolds. He is just so admirable and I can’t even begin to explain how much I love him.
Upon first impression, I wasn’t really sure what to think about Sybella. She is definitely not anything like Ismae, so I didn’t know what to expect from her. Her early life experiences are truly awful and she suffered more than I could have imagined. I was shocked to learn about ‘something’ that happened in particular to her, which did make me feel real sympathy for her character.
I also liked how Ismae and Duval made an appearance in Dark Triumph because I just didn’t feel like their story was finished yet and I’m pretty darn happy now.
So on to read Mortal Heart.