This installment of the Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers.
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?
We asked you to share your favorite stories with characters seeking vengeance against those who have done wrong. They take things into their own hands, and they make the wrongs right again. Here are the titles you shared:
Medea by Euripides
Titus Andronicus and Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Countess Orczy
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
Acts of Revision by Martyn Bedford
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Revenge by Stephen Fry
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
The Taker by Alma Katsu
“Reeling for the Empire” in Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
The Mistress’s Revenge by Tamar Cohen
The Sun Sword Series by Michelle West
The Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews
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