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Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)

ISBN: 0547628382

Title: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)

Author: Robin LaFevers

KDL Description:


“This is the second in a series about female assassins fathered by death himself set in medieval France. Read them in order because the first book is just as good and sets the scene and characters for book two. Girl power with a little bit of war and lust thrown in.”
—Morgan at KDL’s East Grand Rapids branch

Amazon Description:

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 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?