Dark Triumph Hardcover – 2 April 2013
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- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin (2 April 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0547628382
- ISBN-13 : 978-0547628387
- Reading age : 14 - 17 years
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.28 x 20.96 cm
- Customer Reviews:
--Booklist, starred review
* "The prose's beauty inspires immediate re-reads of many a sentence, but its forward momentum is irresistible. An intricate, masterful page-turner about politics, treachery, religion, love and healing."
--Kirkus, starred review * "Brimming with powerful emotions, thrilling sword fights, and accurate period detail, this tightly plotted tale will enthrall readers of romantic historical fantasy."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review "Personal where Grave Mercy was political and comprehensive, this story focuses tightly on Sybella as she seeks vengeance upon the many men who have wronged her. . . . Her romantic relationship with the imprisoned warrior unfolds with a sweet tenderness that romance fans will relish."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Romantic fantasy with a vengence. . . LaFevers offers a pungent mix of inner torment, costume drama, and dagger-, sword-, poison-, and garrote-play."
--Horn Book "An expertly crafted novel, with deep characters and an interesting plot that is, at the same time, fantastic, yet realistic. LaFevers has agazin used great artistry to create an excellent tale for both young adult and adult audiences."
--VOYA, 4Q 4P S * "As with the first book, LaFevers has filled the pages of her novel with adventure, and the pace is electrifyingly fast. The characters are well drawn, and even the secondary figures have dimension. Sybella's quick-thinking and fearless approach to terrifying personal and political situations renders her an incredibly strong protagonist with whom readers will identify."
--School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times best-selling His Fair Assassin books, was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinch's mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. It is not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever after with him in California. Visit her online at robinlafevers.com and on Twitter @RLLaFevers.
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The bad guys are great and the danger to Sybella feels constant and suffocating.
For three quarters of this book I was enjoying the intrigue, Beast (our hero) and their journey to save the day - and each other.
Then at the 75% mark this book become a love/forgiveness fest - sucking all the momentum out of our heroine, the story and even the bad guys.
That's it for me with this series - the author has a great premise but neither her characters (ick - the wishy washy Ismae from book one) or her plots can be counted on to sustain a good read.
It's dark and gritty and then it's warm and sweet.
I love the tentative relationship between the two main characters and how they can take on the world together.
The fight scenes are the best. Such a kick ass main character - you'll want to take up knife throwing afterward :)
Similar to poison study and throne of glass
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