06. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen Books

Dark Triumph by R.L. LaFevers, 385 pages, read by Angie, on 05/06/2013

Sybella has been living with the d’Albert family for six months now. The only reason she took this mission was the promise from the abbess that d’Albert would be marqued and she would be able to kill him. But he isn’t marked and she gets a new assignment. She must rescue the Beast of Worloch before d’Albert kills him. Of course things don’t go as planned and Sybella finds herself on the run with Beast instead of killing d’Albert. Once Sybella gets Beast back to the Duchess she becomes part of the inner circle. How far will Sybella go to protect the Duchess? What will the others think when they find out her secrets? And most importantly, will Beast forgive her all the lies she has told?

I really enjoy this series. It is so different, part historical fiction, part fantasy, and a whole lot of fun. Grave Mercy was very intriguing with a convent of assassins and political intrigue. This is a much more intimate story. It is Sybella’s story. We find out what sent her to the convent in the first place, her tragic family story and how she questions herself and the darkness within her. This is her story of redemption and triumph over her dark beginnings. She embraces who she is and in the process finds herself and her future. I loved Sybella’s journey, especially since it involved Beast who is just awesome. I really can’t wait for the next book.

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