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Dark triumph

by LaFevers, Robin.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 20 of 20 copies
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Summary
New York Times Bestseller Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List

Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy . Sybella arrives at the convent's doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge--but 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 giveher 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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The riveting historical adventure that began with Grave Mercy (2012) here follows the story of another of Death's handmaidens, Sybella. Backtracking just a bit, the story starts with the climactic event of the previous book: Sybella warns Isme, her dear friend and fellow killer from the convent of St. Mortrain, that troops protecting Brittany's young duchess are riding into a trap to be sprung by Sybella's despotic father. The story's parameters are the same as in the previous book (the struggle between various forces to decide Brittany's fate, the relationship between the young women trained in the deathly arts and the saint who directs them); and once again the tale is filled with vicious battles, heart-stopping escapes, and intricately devised scenarios. However, in this book the wounds are deeper as Sybella must come to terms with her past and how her secrets tie and untie her to a knight who is the bane of her existence and her hope for the future. LaFevers is that wonderful sort of storyteller who so completely meshes events, descriptions, and characters that readers get lost in the world she has concocted. It's a place where history mingles with mystery, and love is never expected. With one more daughter of Death seeking her fate, readers can expect a sequel. But how will they stand the wait? HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Grave Mercy debuted to starred reviews as far as the eye could see. That and an impressive PR campaign means this should be heavily in demand.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this electric sequel to Grave Mercy, LaFevers tells the story of another 15th-century "handmaiden to Death" from the convent of St. Mortain, Lady Sybella. Raised in terror by her father, the monstrous nobleman D'Albret, Sybella was barely sane when she entered the convent. Years later, still filled with rage, she has returned home to spy on the traitorous D'Albret and foil his attempt to kidnap and forcibly marry his liege, the young Duchess of Brittany. Sybella must navigate a complex web of political subterfuge, violence, and self-hatred to stay alive, while secretly assassinating those traitors whom the god Mortain has "marqued" for death ("When I see a dark shadow covering his chest, my heart soars. He is marqued! This makes everything so much simpler"). Ordered to save the life of the ugly Beast of Waroch, a knight loyal to the duchess, Sybella soon ends up on the run from her father's vengeance. Brimming with powerful emotions, thrilling sword fights, and accurate period detail, this tightly plotted tale will enthrall readers of romantic historical fantasy. Ages 14-up. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series LaFevers, Robin. His fair assassin ; bk. 2.
Subjects Assassins -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Gods -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Brittany (France) -- History -- 1341-1532 -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Charles VIII, 1483-1498 -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2013
Language English
Description 387 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780547628387 (hbk.)
0547628382 (hbk.)
9780544227200 (pbk.)
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