Monday, July 6, 2020

Sampler Review | IGNITING DARKNESS by Robin LaFevers

Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
Publication: August 4, 2020
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 

      for Young Readers
Genre: Historical Fantasy / YA Fiction
Rating: ★★★★
When you count Death as a friend, who can stand as your enemy?

Sybella, a novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain and Death’s vengeance on earth, is still reeling from her God’s own passing, and along with him a guiding hand in her bloody work. But with her sisters on the run from their evil brother and under the watchful eye of her one true friend (and love) at court, the soldier known as Beast, Sybella stands alone as the Duchess of Brittany’s protector.

After months of seeking her out, Sybella has finally made contact with a fellow novitiate of the convent, Genevieve, a mole in the French court. But when Genevieve mistakenly draws the attention of the French king to the convent of Saint Mortain and its deadly arts, she may do her sisters (and herself) more harm than good. Sybella, having already drawn the ire of the French regent, may not be able to depend on her sister and ally as much as she hoped. Still, Death always finds a way, even if it’s not what one expects.

No one can be trusted and the wolves are always waiting in this thrilling conclusion to the Courting Darkness duology, set in the world of Robin’s beloved His Fair Assassins trilogy. -Goodreads

The book started exactly where COURTING DARKNESS left off. I am glad that it did not miss a beat. The first book left a lot of questions and some disturbing events that want immediate answers. And as much as I am grateful for this sampler, I am in great anticipation to read the full book.

I rarely like multiple narrators, but this book made it so intriguing, I cannot wait whose voice will come next every time. And there is a very welcome addition to these voices here that I am sure other readers will be excited to read too.

There is no doubt IGNITING DARKNESS is an electrifying conclusion to this much-awaited historical fantasy duology.


About the Author:
ROBIN LAFEVERS is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed His Fair Assassin trilogy—GRAVE MERCY, DARK TRIUMPH, and MORTAL HEART and the companion duology COURTING DARKNESS and IGNITING DARKNESS (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 2020). Her books have received multiple starred reviews, have been selected as best books of the year by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews; and been nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature. Writing as R.L. LaFevers, she is also the author of the THEODOSIA and NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST series. Though Robin has never trained as an assassin or joined a convent, she has been on a search for answers to life’s mysteries for as long as she can remember. She finds them mostly in books.

*Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Netgalley for the sampler in exchange for this unbiased review.
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