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  1. says:

    UPDATE 299 Kindle US 7219Read this with my lovely friend Tammie Did I get to reread the first trilogy that I loved before this one? No Do I care? No 😃So I wanted to smack Genevieve there at the end but I get to the last page and chills went down my spine Woot I was so excited to read this book because I loved the first books and Sybella and Beast Of course now I need to do a reread but that’s neither here nor there Sybella is bad ass as well as Beast as well as all assassin girls He is a big man thickset and heavy Either it has not registered that I have just mortally wounded his two friends or he is stupid so certain he has a killing blow that he moves slowly like an executioner at a beheading In the time it takes for his sword to arc toward me I retrieve the stiletto from my left sleeve Ducking in low I launch my entire body at him aiming for his gullet The move brings me up against his chest my blade sinking deeply into the hollow of his throat For one crystalline moment we are pressed together in an embrace his sword flailing uselessly behind me I twist the stiletto shoving it in deeper BeastHis physical presence has all the sublety of a small mountain and as he draws closer the tattered remains of the lingering souls retreat He slips his arm around my waist and pulls me close—the only man in the kingdom who could survive taking such a liberty with his throat intact I love them sooooo much This book is told in the POV’s of Sybella and Genevieve Where I was interested in Sybella’s parts I was interested in what was going on with Genevieve and the mysterious prisoner I did want to smack Genevieve at the end but that last page has me hoping for something awesome in the next book And I swear Sybella Beast better not get hurt Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾MY BLOG REVIEW


  2. says:

    Sybella Beast French Court Enough said


  3. says:

    I need me a good historical fiction


  4. says:

    Do my eyes deceive me or ARE THERE GOING TO BE MORE BOOKS? I NEED AIR also a time machine


  5. says:

    45 StarsI have loved the His Fair Assassin trilogy since the very gruesome action packed beginning and as the series progressed it only seemed to get better but not only was the writing better but but as the story grew as the characters grew so did the very heart of the story itself I was so sad to say goodbye to all the wonderful daughters of Death I felt like I grew with them Became friends with them and most of all I cared about them and wanted to see them all happy in whatever way that meant for each of them When I learned that the series wasn't over but would in fact have two books added in a spin off I was beyond thrilled Courting Darkness was every bit as deliciously dark enthralling and exciting as the first three books With everything we have come to expect and love about LaFevers books characters and her ability to weave a tale of gods and darkness and death that only she can do it had me turning the pages and not wanting to put it down Every bit as enchanting as the first three Courting Darkness will have you on edge eagerly turning pages wanting to both devour it and make it last forever I can not wait for ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  6. says:

    Sybella will always be amazing 🙌🏻🙌🏻


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    Sale Alert Kindle Deal 01Jul19 for 299This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartTwo Words Assassin NunsCourting Darkness is the first book in a new duology featuring Sybella from the His Fair Assassin Series It can be read without any prior knowledge of the previous series as Robin LaFevers brings you up to speed but I think you miss some of the magic of the Daughters of St Mortain God of Death if you didn’t read the original series set in this world The story is told from two alternating PoVs Both are daughters of St Mortain training in the convent in all the ways of death Sybella’s Pov is with the happening close to Anne of Brittainy Genevieve is the other PoV and she has been a sleeper in the French court for five years with not a word from the convent just waiting for her time to be activatedAnne of Brittainy has been through a few possible engagements and one marriage by proxy to Maximillian of Austria trying to keep her dutchy intact She might still be a young girl but she has played the game of politics for a long time We pick back up with her as she is traveling to marry Charles VIII King of France This puts her in new dangerous territory as she will have far less direct power being married to a King Anne will have to go head to head with Anne De Beaujeu the current regent of France who is going to make it difficult for Anne and Charles to get close to each other in her bid to hold onto the power she currently has “Women like her are worse than the men they serve They cling hardest to the very rules that cage them ruthlessly ensuring that all other women are eually trapped” Sybella’s book Dark Triumph was my favorite book of the original His Fair Assassins series I was so excited to continue on with the Historic Fantasy revolving around Anne of Brittiany To say expectations were high is an understatement I loved Sybella in Courting Darkness she has come a long way from the broken cynical girl she used to be before falling in love with Beast To see how she is now the one who can find good in a situation and protect those who are innocent is a fantastic facet of her character to see “You are not an apricot You are a blade that has been brutally forged painfully hammered and wickedly honed You are steel not poison You are deadly not depraved They are very different things Sybella” Sybella has also made an enemy of the regent as she tries to minimize the humiliation Anne goes through before and after marriage to the King of France Sybella had people to protect from her brother Peirre D’Albret and making an enemy of a powerful woman could put them in even dangerGenevieve reminded me a little of the old Sybella in that she is adrift and alone without a friend in the world She hadn’t even finished her training at the covenant before being placed as a sleeper in the French court and she feels lost hoping and waiting for some word she is needed Sybella had a way of making me like her even when she was trying to be a lone wolf Genevieve’s character didn’t do that for me and so I found myself a little frustrated with herGenevieve wants to love and trust so badly but she pushes any away that try to get close to her thinking it will just make her weak She has a connection with Marrow a prisoner in the castle where she lives As they build a friendship I had high hopes it would lead to a deeper connection but every time it gets close she smashes it As we got closer to the end of the book there was a scene I was hoping would never happen but it did and it really hit me emotionally how much I was really upset that Genevieve carried out that part of her plan I remind myself she is young and hasn’t been in the fold of the covenant for so long that her intentions were good but the conseuences might be dire “I had as many choices as you did It is just that I have never seen shame in whoring nor understood the need to lie to oneself by dressing it up with silk and jewels” The prisoner Marrow that she ends up traveling with is completely likeable on the other hand He often carried their chapters as I really adored the man and his heart I liked how honorable he was and you could tell he is a good man to the core I look forward to seeing him in the next book and wonder if we might even get a PoV from himBetween the two PoVs we get a really good indications of the strife and challenges happening in France at this time It is also clear there are some big changes happening and plots afoot not only against Anne but possibly against the King as wellI enjoyed this new book set in a world I once loved I’m very curious to see how things play out now that everything has been set in motion and have high hopes for the conclusion I’m not sure I liked it as much as the original trilogy but that has a lot to do with being frustrated with Genevieve and not liking some stuff near the end of the book Still overall it was a satisfying tale and a good sign that I was so emotionally invested in the story I would still recommend starting with Grave Mercy as it sets up the world in this series so well Narration Angela Goethais is back as the voice of Sybella She does a solid job capturing the complex emotion Sybella is feeling in her new role and surrounded by enemies Suzy Jackson also gives a strong performance I really enjoyed her in Skyward and continue to find her voice fills out the narration well While Genevieve drove me a little nuts it wasn’t due to SuzyListen to a clip


  8. says:

    I AM HYPERVENTILATING I HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES I ALMOST SPAT OUT THE TEA I WAS DRINKING AS I CAME ACROSS THIS PAGEOMG ANOTHER FAIR ASSASSIN BOOK ANOTHER SYBELLA AND BEAST FAIR ASSASSIN BOOK ACTUAL TEARS ARE ROLLING DOWN MY FACE AS I WRITE THIS I'M SO ECSTATIC AND HAPPY OH MY GOD WHAT EVEN I HAVE NO WORDSPLEASE COME UICKLY 2018 PLEASE PLEASE COME UICKLYstarts crying all over keyboard


  9. says:

    Fuck man I love this series so much and this one did not disappoint I am so god damn excited for the seuel LaFevers just DELIVERS PRE READ Update May 2nd 2018 omg omg omg I peed my pants I LOVE THIS COVER it looks so bad ass omg omg omg omgggggggggg I cannot wait I absolutelyCANNOTWAITUpdate February 2nd 2018 I just saw that this got pushed back to February 2019 which suuucks BUT ALSO WE HAVE A TITLE COURTING DARKNESS I CAN'T BE MADOctober 8th 2017 I just can't believe that we are getting book in this series and that we ARE FOLLOWING SYBELLAAAAA DARK TRIUMPH WAS MY FAVOURITE♦ Booktube Channel ♦ Twitter ♦ Instagram ♦


  10. says:

    I am so sad that one of my most anticipated reads is only getting 3 starsupdate 2020 the second book totally came through and i still highly recommend this duologylikes✅ Sybella and Beast 💕✅ Genevieve until that ending face palm✅ Sybella's blooming friendships as well as her roasting the hell out of the Regentdislikes❎ too many bad guys too many characters in general❎ good guys can't catch a break❎ plot dragged out Below things are going to get spoiler y so I am just going to hide the whole rant if you have not read this book turn back nowview spoilerTo start things off if you thought Sybella's family troubles were behind her then you would be wrong Her older brother has scores of doods giving Sybella and her little sisters a hard time throughout this entire book He is basically trying to kidnap them rape em and marry them off He is also working with the regent the king's sister who is a straight cunt This chick is evil and is out to fuck things up for Sybella the ueenduchess and anyone else who gets in her wayBecause 2 villains weren't enough for this story we also have other assholes mucking things up for our girls For instance the creep duke guy Genevieve is living with Genevieve's own sister in arms Margot and of course the king of france himself turns out to be a dick because the ueenduchess can't get a fucking break This book spends its entirety on the regent and other baddies treating Sybella and the duchess like shit Sybella barely kills anyone ANDDDDD the GenevieveSybella meet that is dangled throughout the entire book NEVER HAPPENSDid I mention that for some god damn reason CRUNARD is still alive and somehow fucking escaped??ALL I WANTED WAS SYBELLA TO KILL EVERYONE AND THE UEEN DUCHESS TO REIGN SUPREME but we can't have nice things apparentlyI also have no idea what the point of introducing Margot was or her being a bitch and then just dying in child birth early on was like why even give that girl pages in this book?Also the amount of characters in this book like even with the chart in the front I could not keep anyone fucking straightPlus why did the king of france end up having to be a creep as well? AND WHYYY did Genevieve tell the king about the convent without doing her homework first like WHYYYYY?I love this worldseries so I will most definitely still read the next book There better just be a lot girl power stabby stab or I am gonna be pissed hide spoiler


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Courting Darkness [PDF / EPUB] Courting Darkness Death wasn’t the end it was only the beginningSybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice But she has a new mission now Death wasn’t the end it was only the beginningSybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice But she has a new mission now In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all she agrees to accompany the duchess to France where they uickly find themselves surrounded by enemies Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find themGenevieve has been undercover for so many years she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards When tragedy strikes she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the conventAs Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge Will they find each other in time or will their worlds collide destroying everything they care about.

  • Hardcover
  • 498 pages
  • Courting Darkness
  • Robin LaFevers
  • English
  • 08 March 2016
  • 9780544991194

About the Author: Robin LaFevers

RL LaFeversYou can find her most current blog posts including information about the upcoming COURTING DARKNESS over there.