Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Book Review: Dark Triumph

TITLE: Dark Triumph
Book 2 in the His Fair Assassin Trilogy
AUTHOR: Robin LaFevers
PUBLISHED: April 2013
GENRE: Historical Fiction, Romance
PREMISE: Sybella has to confront her past on a mission.
MY REVIEW: Grave Mercy was one of those books I enjoyed but also had problems with (assassin training nuns will never stop being weird to me. Sorry, but it won't)  but I do enjoy these books for what they are: good historical romance. Good historical romances are so hard to find. Usually they develop into just plain bodice rippers with no real plot. This is the opposite of that.
I honestly kind of enjoyed this one more then Grave Mercy. I found Sybella more interesting a character and Beast more interesting a male lead. The plot also didn't drag as much as the last one. LaFevers has improved on pace which made for a more enjoyable experience (Grave Mercy dragged a bit in the middle).
So this was a good sequel to a good book. No sophomore slump here. I can't wait to read the third one, which is apparently going to be about Annith and coming out sometime next year (probably April like the last two).
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Grave Mercy, historical romance fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five daggers

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