Whitney Troxel


Dependable, Young Adult, Robin LaFevers, Death, Assassins, Historical Fiction, Romance

Document Type

Book Review


Sybella found sanctuary at the convent of St. Mortain until they sent her back to the monstrous house of Count d’Albert, her father, and the family that nearly drove her insane. After six months, the convent finally sends her a message, but to her dismay it is not a mission to kill d’Albert. Instead, she is to rescue the Beast of Waroch (one of the Duchess’ knights) who was imprisoned by d’Albert. Sybella knows she must move quickly when her father announces he has men placed within the Duchess’ army that will help him take over Brittany. She plans to rescue the Beast and then kill her father, even though the act may cost Sybella her life. Unfortunately, Beast is too badly injured to travel alone. Sybella must go with him to warn the Duchess of d’Albert’s treachery. Sybella’s information proves even more valuable after the French invade Brittany. Once they ensure the Duchess’ safety, Beast and Sybella return to d’Albert’s castle and kill him.