When I heard Robin LeFevers was writing a new book in the His Fair Assassins world I was hyped. I loved the original series and wanted more. I loved Courting Darkness from start to end, my only complained is that I was a little confused about Genevieve since I hadn’t heard about her before.
Book Review: Courting Darkness by Robin LeFevers
Title & Author: Courting Darkness by Robin LeFevers
Genre: History, Adventure
Release date: February 5 2019
Series: Courting Darkness
Publisher: HMH Books
Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…
Sybella 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 quickly 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 them.
Genevieve 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 convent.
As 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?
I give Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers five out of five hearts because I again loved it and Robin LaFevers is a great author.
Sybella is a known character in this world, which means she isn’t completely introduced during the novel. When you read Courting Darkness as your first Robin LeFevers’ book, you should be aware of this. You do get enough information about her to make you care about her and to give her an arc, you are missing out a little.
Genevieve is a completely new character and this made me a little confused because she is introduced as if we knew her, but we do get much more information about her later on and through Sybella to make up for the beginning. I really liked her because she has a deep history and we only get to know about it throughout this novel. And now I want to read the next instalment to see where it is going.
Sybella is torn between taking care of the Duchess and her two little sisters. They are in a foreign environment and this works to her disadvantage. It kept me reading and curious about if she would be able to juggle the two, while she searched for a novitiate of Saint Mortain who is undercover there.
Overall I loved this novel again. Sybella was a great character from the His Fair Assassins series and now we are introduced to a new character, who is as intriguing. I wish the book had been longer, but with over 500 pages it was also a nice length. Robin really made me want to stick with the story and now I really want to read the next book. Where is it, Robin?
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