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Born of Night: A League Novel | [Sherrilyn Kenyon]

Born of Night: A League Novel

In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption. Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League - and has been hunted by them ever since.
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Publisher's Summary

In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption.

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League - and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father's political alliance has made her a target.

As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both, and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

©2009 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative." (Boston Globe)

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    Victoria oak creek, WI, USA 12-04-09
    Victoria oak creek, WI, USA 12-04-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good book, really inept female narrator"

    The League series first book had been a very difficult read since the narrator was not very effective. The second and third books are so much more enjoyable and are easy to follow.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Kennesaw, GA, United States 03-07-10
    Sheila Kennesaw, GA, United States 03-07-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable!!!"

    I am a HUGE Sherrilyn Kenyon fan...This book was very good. I am currently listening to Born of Fire and again enjoying every minute!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    03-31-11
    03-31-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Everything and more"

    The narrator, Kelly Fish was fantastic. She was able to read the book as if she were living it. Great inflection in her voice. She gave every character a voice and it was easy and fun to follow.
    Kiara Zamir is a professional dancer and the daughter of a political leader. She was kidnapped along with her Mother when she was eight years old by enemies of her father. She and her mother were tortured for days before Kiara had to watch her mother die and she was left for dead.
    Present days she again was kidnapped by her father’s enemies but was rescued, after almost being raped by her captures, by a group of mercenaries.
    Nemesis is the leader of this powerful but small group of mercenaries. Nemesis also known as Nykyrian Quiakides is a former assassin for the League. But quit this after not being willing to kill a mother and her child on the order from the League.
    Nykyrian had been an admirer of the beautiful ballerina, Kiara, for years but now he would be her protector after her father hired his group to be her bodyguard after a contract was taken out on her.
    Nykyrian was everything I would expect from an assassin that was placed in an orphanage at age 5. Tortured in the orphanage and by his adopted father who was determined to create the best assassin the League ever had. Being a hybrid half human and half Andorian he was hated by both. He found the only way to protect him self was to concentrate only on the job at had. Feelings just got in the way. I found he had great dry humor and his interaction between both Kiara and his colleagues was entertaining and insightful.
    Initially guarding her within her apartment they found time to interact and in many ways allowing their relationship and the others on his team to be build and refined.
    The friction be between Nykyrian and Kiara built throughout the first half of the book so when they finally let their guard down. Ouch! To hot to handle.
    This story had me laughing and crying (seriously).

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    Patti Hockley, TX, United States 12-01-09
    Patti Hockley, TX, United States 12-01-09 Member Since 2009

    Retired USN! I enjoy movies, books, traveling and making quilts.

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    "Dark- Hunters, Dream Chasers, & Leagues"

    I enjoyed the book, not as much as the Dark-Hunters and Dream Chasers. But I am a big Kenyon fan.

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    sylvia Austin, TX United States 11-13-09
    sylvia Austin, TX United States 11-13-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Good Book"

    I enjoyed the book, looking forward to Born of Fire.

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    Kathy orlando, FL, United States 07-21-10
    Kathy orlando, FL, United States 07-21-10

    Creativity is key to everything!

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    "Loved it!!!"

    EXCELLENT narration of the book. The story was typical Sherrilyn...but the narration MADE the book!!!! Kelly Fish did an outstanding job with ALL the voices...giving each character a different voice. awesome experience!!!!!

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    Tamara Simpson WILSONVILLE, OR, US 06-05-10
    Tamara Simpson WILSONVILLE, OR, US 06-05-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Can get into it... Horrible Narrator"

    I love all the dark-hunter books... so frustrated that three (3!) are missing in the dark-hunter series!!! I thought I would try these until available but I just cant... I really want my money back I have tired to get through the first 6 chapters 13times. BRING BACK FRED!!!!!!!! I just cant stand the narrator. She sounds like a 12 year old girl and is horrible doing the men voices... These charterers are suppose to be fierce killers and honestly you would never guess. BAD CHOICE these audio books sales will hurt because of this.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Camille Beavercreek, OH, United States 03-17-10
    Camille Beavercreek, OH, United States 03-17-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Born of Night...."

    What an EXCELLENT narration of the book. The story was typical Sherrilyn...but the narration MADE the book!!!! Kelly Fish did an outstanding job with ALL the voices...giving each character a different voice. A truly wonderful experience!!!!!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RRWS Florence, OR 03-10-10
    RRWS Florence, OR 03-10-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Very amateurish"

    The plot of this story was week at best and the female heroine was whiny and simpering to the point of major irratation. The narrator sounded very "valley girl" amateurish. I'm not likely to read anther book by this author.

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    Faye oak bluffs, MA, USA 10-13-09
    Faye oak bluffs, MA, USA 10-13-09
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    "a romance novel with a sf frosting"

    Well the book is really a by the numbers romance novel with the vary thin frosting of sf!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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