Waiting on…DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers

Posted 14 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 11 Comments

Oh, holy cow but I loved GRAVE MERCY and am dying to read the story of the damaged yet oh-so-intriguing Sybella. This daughter of Death has such depth to her character — I want to know what happened to her *and* what happens to her (and love life)!

I like that the cover echoes the style of the first with the shine of the weapon and the stark lettering for the title and author byline. However, what’s up with the color? What made GRAVE MERCY’s cover so stunning was the shock of the red dress, like blood spatter across the cover. The gold is just not striking me in the same way. Still, I don’t care. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

YA Historical Fantasy
400 pages, hardcover
Expected publication: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children


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. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella 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. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. 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?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

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11 Responses to “Waiting on…DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers”

  1. Thank you-I had the same thought about the cover-I loved that red! But I adore Sybella and I believe we’re going to learn more about Beast so I’m absolutely psyched for this!

  2. Confession Mary: I have not read Grave Mercy. I FAIL!!!! I need to read that. Assassin nuns? Ummmmm YES PLEASE. I think I’ll wait until closer to April though, so then I can just pick this sequel up and I won’t struggle to remember what happened in book one:)