When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.
But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for...
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This series is based on historical characters and events but has a definite fantasy twist to the tale. So be forewarned if you are a history buff that not all dates or characterizations are exact and don't read this book if this will cause you to tear your hair out. On the other hand if you are looking for an excellent dark fantasy,then look no further.
I fell in love with this 'world' and version of history in the first book of this series, Grave Mercy. and book two, DARK TRIUMPH has done nothing to change my mind. This book is character driven and what wonderful characters. Sybella is such an interesting, and oh so dark, character. Raised in a corrupt environment, she is the perfect assassin.
DARK TRIUMPH is a story of love and triumph under the worst circumstances. It is a story of learning and redemption. And it is a book that I would gladly recommend to any of my readers who prefer a touch of darkness in their reading habits.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.