Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 2013
Genres: Historical, Young Adult
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?
“They drugged me,” he says with mild outrage.
“Because you were too stupid to lie still and let your body heal.”
“You didn’t drug me,” he points out.
“Because I had to get your maggoty carcass from one end of the country to the other. Once we arrived, trust me, I would have drugged you too.”
“Humph.” We are both quiet a moment, and then he asks, “What of the duchess?”
“She will no doubt come visit you herself. As will Duval and the entire small council, most like.”
He shifts uneasily and plucks at the covers on his bed. “I do not wish to receive them like this. Trussed up like a babe in swaddling.”
“To them you are a hero, and they wish to thank you for your sacrifice.”
He makes another rude noise.
“Are you certain you are not an ox in disguise?”
I really loved Grave Mercy, and it was time that I got to Dark Triumph. So far I like Sybella far more than I was expecting to.
I have been super MIA for the past few weeks. Sorry about that. I didn’t even turn my computer on for most of that. I think I finished all of one book too. I haven’t been reading much…I guess I was in a bit of a reading slump. But I have this and Stone Cold Touch to get me out of it (you can never go wrong with JLA). I should be back to a pretty regular schedule again. I will also be getting to comments that have been made but I haven’t responded to. As always, thanks to those who continue to come back and support Ramblings on Readings. You guys really make this whole blogging thing worth it!
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