Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
author: Robin LaFevers
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.18
book published: 2013
rating: 4
read at: 2015/06/07
date added: 2015/06/07
shelves: young-adult
'Dark Triumph' by Robin LaFevers is the second book in the His Fair Assassin series. The author keeps the series fresh by continuing the story but from another character's perspective.

This time around we learn more about Sybella, who has been returned to her father's household to spy. She's been promised the opportunity to assassinate her father. When she learns the Beast of Waroch is held captive in her father's dungeon, she sets out to return him to the duchess with news of her father's plans. Things go awry, and Sybella finds herself on the run. Allies and enemies are all around, and Sybella is harsh and untrusting, but she has every reason. Her hatred of her father is equally justified which makes her a formidable weapon for the convent and the duchess.

Ismae was a good narrator in the first book, but Sybella has more steel in her spine. As in the first book, there is romance, but not enough for me to find offputting. I like this interesting corner of history, and the way the author uses it. In an afterword, the author discusses where she bent history to keep interesting things happening in the story. I think I liked this sequel better than the first book.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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