Friday, November 15, 2013

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #2) (audio)

When Sybella is sent back to the most hellish place on earth, her father's home, by the convent of St. Mortain in order to protect the Duchess and the country of Brittany, she must endure the torment of her family for her country and her god. But a mission to rescue one of the country's heroes brings her closer to the truth of her own feelings about her family and herself.  

Sybella is one of the supporting characters in Grave Mercy and not one that was really explored so it was interesting to hear more of her story. I was surprised at the direction her story took but then it made sense in the context of the first book too. Sybella has a lot of dark secrets and the book manages to draw them out without making it unbearable. She manages to grow as a character too without losing any of her vigor or righteousness. I liked her relationship with Beast and thought the Beauty and the Beast connection was kind of cute though this isn't fairy tale related at all. It's just a glance in that direction. They really compliment each other and Beast is a terrific character that I wish got a little more page time. But really, at the heart of this book, it is about Sybella and her family and the ties that bind even when they should break.

His Fair Assassin
Grave Mercy #1

Angela Goethals is the narrator and I liked her voice and her reading. She does a good job of bringing Sybella to life. My only problem with the audiobook is one I had with Grave Mercy and that is the odd lag during the track changes. It's not very smooth and disjoints the scenes sometimes with odd pauses. 

13 hours, 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooooooooo so glad you reviewed this one. I've been wondering. I'm debating reading it or listening to it. I read the first and loved it.


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