One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider his whole life. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything - his birthright, his family, his military career. He's only ever had one love, and Maris has sacrificed that to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. His good deed done, he now feels lost and adrift. Even though his new family does its best to include him, he's once again on the outside looking in.
Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around him while trying desperately to fit in. Badly hurt by everyone he's ever known, he trusts no one except his best friend - and honestly, he can't understand why he trusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friends the likes of which he’s never seen.
But in his darkest hour, Ture is saved by a hero he thought only existed in novels, a man every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is and who has no interest in being dragged into another relationship with anyone.
Having spent his life as a living study of doomed relationships, Maris is well aware of the fiasco that must inevitably follow courtship. Still, there is something about Ture he can't resist - something that won't let him walk away even when he knows he should.
And when old enemies return to threaten them both, these two must either stand together or die alone.
©2013 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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It's in the top ten. I love Maris, always have, but I think Sherrilyn was pushed to hurry up and get this one out before Hauk's book. That being said, I love love love the league books. Maris is the best ever, Safir rocked it and I can't wait to see more of him. Ture is just a doll and so sweet. Terek is going to be a handful, but I think Maris and Ture can handle him.
Any of the League books. I also think it's like the Marie Sexton books, although not as explicit.
Holter's always been my favorite narrator and he sounds great after his cancer treatment. Not everyone knows that he's been sick for a few months and he wasn't supposed to do any books, but he got this one out for listeners like me who adore him. You can tell he's pushing himself and in some spots it shows, but he's back and hopefully will be well enough to do Hauk's book.
Every hero had a past and a future if they're brave enough to take it.
I understand why some people aren't happy with this one, but as a writer myself, you have to trust what the author is doing and know that they know where the series is going. Sherrilyn has gotten a lot of backlash from her decisions on not putting Darling and Maris together, but I get it. It keeps the conflict part of the series going. I say, go with it. Trust her. She knows what she's doing. Look at all her #1's on the Best Seller lists.
And for everyone who's going to knock Holter's performance, remember, he's had cancer treatments recently. Check his blog, if you don't believe me. The guy's on the road to recovery and I feel lucky to have this one so soon after his treatments. Yeah, you can tell he's hurting, but he's a trooper and he pushed through it. It also lends support to the story line and helps add a depth to the characters that they've been hurt so much in the past that you can hear it when he's speaking for them.
Just listen to one chapter with your eyes closed in your favorite chair and see what you think.
I'll start by saying this is probably a totally bias review, as I have been waiting for this book since Marius was introduced to the series. I am a huge MM romance fan and this didn't disappoint. Marius has been one of my favorite characters in this series, and quite frankly I was losing interest in the series until this book. I did not like Darling's book at all because the violence was over the top in my opinion. And Caillien's book was just OK. Marius and Ture's story has renewed my interest in the series because it reintroduced the family bonds btwn all the characters of series, as well as a nicely told romance. Many of the other characters at least make cameos in the book to support Marius getting his HEA. My only complaint is I think it was too short. And I don't think the death of a minor character was handled very well. I don't think they "mourned" them like I think they should have. The narrator was great, great emotion and humor in his delivery.
That two secondary charters, shine thru in great class. Sherrilynn Kenyon does a great job with this book!
This follows great behind The league 5 - Darling's story
It was great to hear Maris's story of true love and the continuing saga of the League. I want more! If you have read the books in this series you will love it. SK did a great job with a difficult dilemma of writing a "gay" romance with tasteful grace and do not worry, LOL, it is not porn but written well using great emotion.
I just could not enjoy this book, either the story or the narration… A sexy male warrior with a very feminine behavior just doesn’t sit right with me. I enjoy gay relationships just as much as straight relationships in the book as long as they behave as they are presented. I like male warrior behave as a male regardless of his sexual preferences. Obviously, this is just my personal preference. I regret spending my credit on this book.
I love to read but never have the time anymore. I found Audible and it has been a wonderful surprise!
i wish it was longer and had some more meat to it but it was so sweet and it is one of my favs.
I thought the over all book was good but felt there was a lot of filler and repetition. The romance also caught me off guard. I loved Mary but wish this book had a little more meat. I am still a S.K fan.
liked the story, and i loved that she gave a same sex couple a book. it was a little short when compared to the othes in the series. 8t could of use an epilogue.
the performance was good. holter always does a good job.
I love the Author Goddess and have been a dedicated fan for many many many years. But in the last 5 years, she has lost her uniqueness. That spark that bonded the reader to the characters in the book. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars only out of long standing devotion to SK herself. The last 5 years or so it has seemed that SK has just copied and pasted her books and changed the names and events enough. But not enough for her fans. We know and are getting bored. I love The League and thought it was a fairly new series, but even this series is starting to become a copy and paste book. No, this was not worth the time. it breaks my heart that my favorite author is no longer interested or maybe is just spread out too thin, or whatever the case may be, I have lost faith. I will continue to buy SK books books but now I cringe whenever I think about reading them. Scared that I will be disappointed again.
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