Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (13): Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)

It's time for Waiting on Wednesday... a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to showcase those books you can't wait to get your hands on!

I've been craving a good historical fiction. I am a huge, huge fan of medival times and books centering around that era and so this week I'm featuring Dark Triumph (his Fair Assassin, #2) by R.L. LaFevers.

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
I read Grave Mercy last year and fell head over heels in love. It's the perfect combination of history, intrigue, romance and death. I mean... it is a story about young woman being trained at a conent as assassins. LaFever's world will draw even those weary of historical fictions in as you can't help but root for all of the characters in their efforts to keep their government from falling into complete corruption.

Dark Triumph is set to center around another character in the story and I can't wait to read more about her. She was the mysterious outlying character that you couldn't quite understnad and I can't wait to read what LaFevers has in store for us this time!

What are you waiting on this week?



  1. This cover is sooo gorgeous! I haven't read Grave Mercy (I want to but it's such a big book!). Maybe I should because I have yet to read a historical I absolutely love. Great pick!

  2. I haven't read Grave Mercy yet! I need to, but like Becca said--it's one big honking book! I know it's supposed to be good though so I should suck it up :) Awesome pick!

  3. I'm not really familiar with this series. I actually had to go to Goodreads to see what book one is. I remember Grave Mercy coming out last spring. It was one of those books that I thought looked interesting but didn't really give a second glance. If you end up loving Dark Triumph I may have to give Grave Mercy an actual shot. :)