Series: His Fair Assassin #2
Release Date: 2nd April 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
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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...
Dark Triumph, which I read…a while ago… is the second book in the His Fair Assassin series, following on from Grave Mercy. This time it’s Sybella who is our protagonist and I have to say that I absolutely loved her. This book manages to be even better than the first one, blending some very dark themes with romance and political intrigue to create a story that is consistently compelling. Seriously, if you’re at all a fan of historical novels definitely find time to read this series. Continue reading