Happy Tuesday! It’s a bright & sunny day here in Wheeling, but I’m here with a review of a book that’s sure to give you chills: Dark Triumph, by Robin LaFevers.
Sybella was raised in the house of her father, d’Albert, a powerful and ruthless noble who has murdered six wives and now seeks to steal the throne of their kingdom from its rightful ruler, the Duchess. Several years ago, Sybella escaped from her father’s brutality and entered a convent, where she swore an oath to serve Mortain, the god of Death. At the convent, Sybella was trained as an assassin, learning to strike down those that are marqued for death by Mortain. Now the abbess of her convent has sent Sybella back into her father’s household, where she is tasked with reporting her father’s plans to the Duchess and killing anyone that displays the marque of Mortain. Between her father’s cruelty and the increasingly twisted love of her brother Julian, living in her father’s household nearly drove her mad once, and Sybella isn’t sure she can survive it again. When the convent sends her another assignment, this time one of rescue, all of Sybella’s skills will be tested.
This book was AMAZING. It’s the sequel to LaFever’s novel Grave Mercy, and if you haven’t read that one yet you need to run out and get it right now! Dark Triumph has a complex plot, with lots of secrets and political intrigue, plus plenty of action and of course a bit of romance. This book does tackle some pretty dark themes, so it is recommended for more mature teen readers. This is a great read-alike for fans of the show Game of Thrones!
Rating: 5/5 stars
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