Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)
My review: 5 of 5 stars
Tense, foreboding, dark, suspenseful and filled with intrigue. Lady Sybella is a strong, brave, character who has survived much trauma and has an air of desperation about her. With the backdrop of the 15th century and actual historical events, this story is gripping. The descriptions of Brittany are vivid with a feel of authenticity that reflects much research by the author. The romance is both sweet, humorous and dynamic. The battle scenes are action-packed, and much of the book is intense. Due to mature themes and graphic violence, this book is for more mature teens. I highly recommend this book series for fans of historical fantasy/romance.
“I have begun to wonder if being the daughter of Death is any different than being the daughter of a cruel, sadistic murderer. There is little enough difference that I can see, so better to make my own choice in this, the one I think will do the most good” (p. 81).
“…his face…is as cheerfully ugly as any I have ever seen” (p. 115).
“I am beautiful and educated and have all manner of useful-and deadly-skills, but all of that together is worth less than a bucket of slops” (p. 200).
“Hate cannot be fought with hate. Evil cannot be conquered by darkness. Only love has the power to conquer them both” (p. 344).
Click here to see my review of Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Bk I)