In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere... the only survivors are those ones who are... Born of Shadows.
For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.
Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.<
©2011 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2011 Hachette
I need more ears!
This was my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book ever! and I loved it! Holter Graham just made this book for me. I don't know whether or not the first three books are worth buying to read (I don't think I'd like the readers given the samples) but I did get the next book -- both of them on sale, and have enjoyed the ride. Might check out some of her other books now given how much I enjoyed this one!
The space battles between the main characters and the people who wanted them dead.
When the main male character responded to the question, "Do you care for her?"
He read the book as if he was each playing each character part.
Yes, it was hard to find a spot to stop.
The action and growing romance!
I am hooked on these characters and each book incorporates old ones and introduces more interesting potential new books. Man alive, these are awesome so far. FYI the first book I read in paperback and it can not be missed! Worth every penny.
Insights about the characters.
Too many to just pick one.
easy to listen to
yes and pretty much did.
Print and Audio have different uses. Audio is perfect for doing other things while you listen, it allows you a freedome that print doesnot. So i can't really say one is better then the other.
That said, in this case i might say YES. the biggest downfall of an audio book is the naration. if it is not really spectacular, it can be distracting, make it hard to follow the story, or even turn you off completely. I have now listened to quite a few of Holter Graham's narations and i am really in love with him. He does such a fantastic job, you get imersed in the story, you can follow various characters, and you really enjoy listening to him the entire while.
the naration should ELEVATE the story, and in the case of this production i would say that he did a perfect job of it. i pretty much listened to the entire thing in one or two settings. Great book, great production, really great characters, fantastic author!
I have fallen in love with the men of this universe. All of them are so unique and interesting. I totally want to find one of them for myself :grins:
i always think of this question as "OTHER then the main characters, who is your favorite character and why?" i dunno why, but its how i see this question. Really tho, in this book i would probably say Caillan is my favorite character - and his partner in crime desidaria, is a beautiful, strong, intelligent wonderful woman.
ALL Of Holter Graham's performances that i have had the good luck to listen to have been spectacular. he is VERY talented, and i would absolutely be more likely and more inclined to buy an audio book if i saw his name as the naration.
Three cheers for him, no joke. I hope Sherrilyn kenyon uses him for ALL her future audio books because he is just so very talented. i find it can be difficult for some men to narate "romance" stories cause they have a tendancy to sorta go ultra-husky which if sounding forced can be really distracting, especially when trying to do female voices.
Graham's reading is not forced. A good example is in sherri's books the men tend to do a lot of playful bantering. that "forced huskiness" can make that banter flat, without humor and totally lost on the listening. GRAHAM however, he's so natural. That banter is completely humorous when read by him. nothing is forced, but the characters are easy to tell a part and really enjoyable to listen to. Truly the best reader i've found so far.
It made me laugh more then once. There werent actually that many sad or depressing momens in the books, so no crying. :)
Just that this author and this reader are perfectly matched. i hope they do a ton more together in the future. :)
if you like Sherrilyn kenyon, but have never heard Holter Graham narate before - BUY this book. you won't be disapointed, i promise :)
it was by far the best way to contiue the series. you feel as if you are a part of the group.
no other book!! it is all by its self!!! you are so wrapped up in the story and the adventure they are going through.
no way can you pick out just one!!! they are all so cool and fun...
it is so hard to turn off the book to get things done. it is the first thing i would plug in and get to it!!!
you must start at the begining of the
series... you will soon find yourself into the 2nd 3rd and so on.....
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