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Dark Triumph
Dark Triumph | Robin LaFevers
New York Times Bestseller Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Sybella's dutyas Death's assassin in 15th-century Franceforces herreturnhome tothe personal hell thatshehad finally escaped.Love andromance, history and magic, vengeance and salvationconvergein this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy. Sybella arrives at the convents doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refugebut at a price. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, as one of their most dangerous weapons. But those assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?
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Sresendez12
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While I didn‘t love this one quite as much as the first, I still really enjoyed it. A little (or a lot) dark at times but very compelling and you don‘t want to put it down. Loving all of the books with strong female leads #bookspin #seriesread

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Overall Rating 4½⭐ | Narration 😁 = Very Good
I loved this addition to the series...a bit more than I did the first book, even. I loved Beast, loved the romance, and loved Sybella and Beast together. This series is perfect for someone who likes a little romance in their books but doesn‘t like them bogged down with too much mushy-love stuff. I also loved Angela Goethals‘s narration...she was perfect.

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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was concerned that “Dark Triumph” wouldn‘t be as good as its predecessor, but I shouldn‘t have worried. This book was just as intriguing, action-packed, fast-paced, and swoon-worthy as “Grave Mercy”. I also got some mild Beauty and the Beast vibes, which also happens to be one of my favorite tropes and retellings. I‘m definitely loving this series and cannot wait to read the final book in the series.

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MsMelissa
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This book is definitely darker than the first novel in the His Fair Assassin trilogy, but every bit as entertaining. Now that I‘ve read both Ismae and Sybella‘s stories, I‘m eager to read Annith‘s. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MsMelissa
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#SuperSeptember has been a bust for me. My only goal was to read as much as possible, but I‘ve barely read a thing 😢

I‘m hoping I can finish Dark Triumph today, and get started on The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, but given how slowly I‘ve been reading this last week I‘m not sure I‘ll manage it! The Follett book is included because it will follow the Turton novel.

BiblioLitten That mug is sooo cute!! 👻👻 2y
LeahBergen And out come the Halloween mugs! 👏🏻 2y
MsMelissa @BiblioLitten thank you! David‘s Tea usually has great Halloween mugs so I‘m hoping this year‘s edition is a winner. 2y
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MsMelissa @LeahBergen I‘m out of new fall mugs 😂 My husband inadvertently broke my favourite one last year, so I‘m really hoping this year‘s fall connection has something similar. I‘m not holding my breath though, they‘ve changed their Nordic mug designs significantly over the last year or two, and I‘ve generally not been a fan. 2y
Andrew65 Some good reads, and sometimes that happens. 😊 2y
tpixie @Book_Fiend_Melissa love the mug!!! 2y
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MsMelissa
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The weekday portion of the #SuperSeptember readathon isn‘t going all that well for me. I work during the day and generally have little energy to read in the evenings. Tonight it‘s going okay though, and I‘m moving along quite well in this book.

New mug alert. The other side says: Read and the Force is with you. I love Yoda 🥰

LeahBergen I‘m continually impressed by your mug collection. 😆😆 2y
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MsMelissa
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It‘s been a long day, but I just got home from a massage 💆🏻‍♀️ and am now settling in to read a little of this book, which I started on my lunch hour today.

I‘m all cozied up in my fleece. We have our first frost advisory of the season overnight 🥶 I, for one, hope the cold weather stays.

Book two #SuperSeptember Readathon

AlaMich I adore this trilogy! 2y
MsMelissa @AlaMich I really enjoyed the first book, and so far this one is off to a good start 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts Enjoy ! Sounds cosy 2y
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Librarybelle
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I absolutely love this series! Book Two in His Dark Assassins combines a dark atmosphere with a hint of romance and redemption. Sybella returns home to carry out an assignment, but mislaid plans lead her to follow a different path. She‘s a handmaiden to Death, a trained assassin who uses Death‘s mark to guide her to slaying those who are dangerous.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh. This is on my TBr 2y
StayCurious You're doing so great! 2y
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AutumnRLS
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Next!

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Samreamer
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Whoops! I may have read this incredibly long book in less than 48 hours. This is the 2nd of the His Fair Assassins series, and it focuses on Sybella, rather than Ismae. I love how the author fit this together in the story we‘re already familiar with. And bonus: there‘s more Beast!

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sprainedbrain
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Every bit as good as (maybe even better than) the first book in the series, this second installment was full of action and nearly impossible to stop listening to. I loved learning Sybella‘s backstory, and she couldn‘t be much more different from Ismae. Strong writing and a compelling plot. This is definitely the best fantasy series I have read in a while, and I‘m looking forward to reading book 3 very soon.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Laughterhp Love this series! Well at least the first 2. I haven‘t read the 3rd yet. 3y
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sprainedbrain
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1. My current audiobook has me all 😍

2. Headed to StL for our annual weekend visit. Cardinals game, zoo, and the Arch. 🙌🏻

3. What, like pick one?? Rocky road 😋

4. Piano (poorly) and saxophone (even worse) 😬

5. Done! 😁

#FriYAYintro

AlaMich I read Dark Triumph last month and now cannot wait for the next one. Did you read the trilogy that came before? It was equally great! 😊 3y
sprainedbrain @AlaMich no?! There‘s a trilogy that came before? I will have to check that out. I read the first one in the series recently and just had to continue. Love them! 3y
AlaMich @sprainedbrain oh yeah! You‘re in for a treat! In fact, reading the trilogy will give you a ton of backstory to Dark Triumph. The first book is 3y
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AlaMich Wait, I see that you read Grave Mercy! 3y
sprainedbrain @AlaMich yes, loved Grave Mercy. 😃 3y
AlaMich @sprainedbrain 🤦🏻‍♀️ Disregard everything I said! I got your book mixed up with the first book of her new series. Never mind.... 3y
sprainedbrain @AlaMich well this is still good news. There is a another trilogy coming after I finish this one?? 3y
AlaMich @sprainedbrain There‘s the His Fair Assassins trilogy, of which you‘re currently reading the second book, and then LaFevers is writing a duology. The first book of that is Courting Darkness, which I just finished. The second book probably won‘t be published for awhile. The duology picks up exactly where the trilogy leaves off. (edited) 3y
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Daria.Adrianna21
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This book was so much like Grave Mercy (duh same characters and author). I loved it even more than I loved Grave Mercy. This one was much easier for me to follow and connect with. My favorite thing about these books are how flawed and raw each character is. It shows how real it is.
One thing I did have to complain about was that sometimes the author would tell me things rather than show me, especially when it came to inner dialogue.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Could I possibly be more obsessed with this series?

I swear the second one was better than the first.

Daughter of death trained as assassins ✔️
A “beast” of a man who saves the good people ✔️
A relationship that develops over the love of killing the bad guys ✔️
Poison ✔️

🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

AlaMich Aren‘t they the best?! She has to hurry up and write the sequel to Courting Darkness before I wither away from anticipation!! 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich They are amazing. I very rarely just devour an entire series and I‘ve already checked the third book out from the library. 3y
sprainedbrain Ooooh this series looks intriguing. Is it overly YA, though? (If that makes any sense...) 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @sprainedbrain No, I‘m not even really sure it deserves a YA classification. It takes place in like an old French society so people are younger when they marry etc. But it has mostly adult concepts. I didn‘t know it was YA and then this weekend I saw it on the YA shelf at B&N and was shocked. 3y
sprainedbrain @Ashley_Nicoletto Thanks! I‘m going to check it out. 3y
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Michollio
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Sybella's story, in which she gets what she hadn't fully realized she wanted and needed.

#BookishBingo: Second in series

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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I was rereading this for the #24in48 readathon and I really enjoyed it. Even though I enjoyed the first book, this one improves on some of Grave Mercy‘s faults. The writing and plotting are better. The characters are still interesting and compel me to keep reading! I enjoyed the audiobook and can‘t wait to read book three.
My total for 24in48 came out to 17 hours!

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Listening to this audiobook. I‘m making a lot of progress for #24in28 - I think I‘m at almost 10 hours. I doubt I‘ll make 24 today but happy with all the reading I‘m doing.

JazzFeathers I'm a bit jealous. I am at a scant 2 hours. This book looks intetesting 😊 4y
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee @JazzFeathers Good luck today! This series is great. 😁 4y
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Alfrazier21
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The second installment of the #HisFairAssassins #trilogy is even better than the first! Sybella‘s story is heartbreaking at times, but I loved seeing how her characters evolves throughout the story.

#historicalfiction #ya #romance

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Laughterhp
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Ahh this second book was so good! Sybella‘s story and journey is so heartbreaking and personal. I am so glad Beast was a part of it. I can‘t wait to read the next book in this series!

I don‘t want to say too much and spoil anything!

If you haven‘t read this series yet, you should start!!

#bookaweekchallenge - Book 2

Nutmegnc This series is amazing! 4y
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hmgbrdhart
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Because it‘s hard for me to leave a series behind, I read book 2 in the “His Fair Assassin” series. Truthfully, I liked this more. Each book follows one of the three girls introduced in the first book (acolytes of St. Mortain). Sybella is such a feral character; I wanted to know her back-story. It is intense. I will read the 3rd book at some point. I‘ve been distracted by others.

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MirrorMask
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I can't wait to read this #BookSequel @Jess7 #ReadingResolutions

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MirrorMask
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ErinSueMreads Oh these look good!! 5y
MirrorMask @ErinSueG If you like historical fiction you should check it out. 5y
ErinSueMreads I love historical fiction!!! Is it just these three? 5y
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knittedgnome I really liked the first one of these but not enough to read the rest. Maybe someday. It could have been because I was reading it in between Sarah J Maas. 5y
MirrorMask @ErinSueG Yup just these three for this series. 5y
MirrorMask @knittedgnome I was planning on doing the same, but all the reviews say that the second book in the series is the best one. 5y
knittedgnome Oh then hmm. I will have to give it a go!! 5y
MirrorMask @knittedgnome I ended up bailing on Dark Triumph. It didn't hold my interest. 4y
knittedgnome I appreciate the heads up! I don't think I will bother giving it a go. 4y
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InLibrisVeritas
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My set is finally complete! 😍

Nutmegnc I. LOVED. this series. 5y
InLibrisVeritas @Nutmegnc It is such a good series!! 5y
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Jokila
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Loved this book, loving this series. Very unique historical setting/mythology and such badass heroines. Five stars for another successful Beauty & the Beast retelling. 🌟Tell me your fav in the comments and I'll add it to my stack soooo fast, it'll make your head spin. 🏃🏻‍♀️💨 #romantsy

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aa_guer2021
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Confession dear #Littens. I needed a break from the crazy of #GOT. As someone warned me, I would be very tempted to throw the book. So this gem was my pallette cleanser. A #YA story, though rather dark and moody. Being me, I am not surprised I loved it. ❤️📚🐛

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Blackfeatherbooks
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Well I just finished Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers and it was even better than the first book! If you like bad ass girl assassins who sword fight and fight for what is right with a little bit of love and historical info...you'll like these books!

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pandorixca
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I loved reading about Sybella, what she endured at her Father's home. A great addition to the whole story line, I can't wait to read the next one!

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geardrops
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I love this stupid series 💕

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AlaMich
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Book II of His Fair Assassin series. I did not realize initially that these are also basically YA romance, a genre I don't usually read (not that there's anything wrong with that!!) but by the time I figured it out I was in pretty deep.

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This sequel was almost better than the first book! I related Sybella more than Ismae. She is a beautifully hurt and flawed character. Also, this book deals with physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and may be a trigger for some. I found the way these issues were dealt with to be empowering. It holds strong positive message for anyone who has dealt with abuse by blaming themselves. And of course the romance was beautiful. Also, Beast! ❤️

moranadatter Wonderful! This series is on my TBR. 6y
TizJ3ss @kmdartist Yay! It's soooo worth it! I hope to finish the last book by the end of the year! 6y
Jokila If anything, I just wanted more Beast lol 😘 6y
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Erin01
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here are some #spynovels or #bookswithspys for #photoadaynov16 📚

readordierachel Code Name Verity is on my list. How did you like it? 6y
Erin01 @ReadOrDieRachel I read it so long ago that I don't remember much but I think I enjoyed it, I think I bought it for a friend's birthday & I recall her telling me she really liked it 6y
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silverlocusts
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The second book in the #hisfairassassin series is indeed dark, as the title implies. Sybella, the second of Death's handmaidens, is hardened because of abuses she has suffered, and many parts of her story are difficult to read. Ultimately, though, she does triumph over the demons in her past, literal and figurative. 4 dark, brooding stars.

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I love this trilogy top to bottom, but Sybella's story stands out. She kicks ass in more ways than just the most obvious.

Librarygal08 Love this trilogy but agree she was the one I wanted to know more about 6y
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