Born of Shadows (The League #5)
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 wh ...more
I had the amazing experience of going to Sherrilyn Kenyon's book signing and she is just a lovely, lovely woman! And so easy to talk to!
So in this review, I thought a little photo of the two of us might be fun :) Also, Dianna Love was there, and that woman is hysterical! She had us all cracking up.
So, moving on to the [Spoiler Free] review.
Born of Shadows picks up in the same time as the first two books took place- Born of Night and Born of Fire whi ...more
I really loved Caillen and Desideria. Up until this book, I w ...more
Born of Shadows is (IMO) a sci-fi fairytale. A really good sci-fi fairytale!
It's got a long-lost prince with the charm and morals of Flynn Rider...
A kick-ass warrior princess...
Not too mention political intrigue, conspiracy, plenty of action and adventure... and cannibalistic aliens!
Sherrilyn Kenyon is in top-form in this highly entertaining League adventure... and, IMO, this is one of her best, and definitely the best of 'The League' books I've read so far. All I have to say now is: 'B ...more
The League is by far my favourite series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, her blend of sci-fi, adventure and romance makes my jelly quiver!
This is the fourth book in the League series and it follows Caillen Dagan, the brother of Shahara the heroine of Born of Fire. Caillen is a third generation smuggler who would do anything for his sisters, no matter how crazy they drive him, including die for them which is what he almost does until he is saved in the nick of time by an unlikely source and is th ...more
This is one of my least favorite Kenyon stories I've ever read and I should probably round it down to 2 stars...but I didn't stop and put it to the side like I really wanted to, therefore I'm generously rounding up to 3 stars
What I did notlike:
The beginning was very slow. I don't think the MC's even laid eyes on each other until nearly 20% into the book.
The heroine...Desideria...was TSTL. I wanted to throw her out an air lock myself. She basically ruined the book for me.
There was ...more
Fourth in The League series
Caillen Dagan discovers something about himself he never would have suspected in one of the worst of times. Caillen doesn’t belong in the world he was thrown into. He’s not proper, clean, or a gentlemen and he would rather be on his ship. Desideria is a Qillaq princess. The Qillaqs are trained for battle and their women are strong and more vicious than the men. Desideria is sure she’ll die alone because the only way for her t...more
OK, let me start with...
1. Sarcasm. I have friends who're sarcastic, so I get it when sarcasm is used. Kenyon, I know when your childish characters are being sarcastic. You don't have to tell us every second of it. In addition, the sarcasm SUCKED. It seemed to me as if they were 10 year-olds arguing & cursing at one another instead of mature "deadly" assassins who got tortured for every little thing. So the sarcasm in this book was just BAD. Epic Fail.
2. The hero. I ...more
The latest installment in Sherrilyn Kenyon's The League series is definitely one worth reading. Let me start with what I liked about it. Caillen's story takes us back to the origin ...more
I'm loving this sci ...more
ALL of the male characters have some kind of tragic past, which usually ends up being several times more tragic than the female character. I usually wouldn't have a problem with this, but honestly? A tragic past isn't necessary for a character to be "good" or "attractive".
All the female character tend to be missing a parent or two, and tend to h ...more
Desideria is a fierce warrior princess from an emotionless world. She lives to fight and defeat all comers. She lives in a female-dominated society where men play the role of consort/slave and never anything else.
Together they are exciting, antagonistic, funny and sexy. This is their story and it's a good one with many, many twists and turns. I loved seeing Darling, Nykyria ...more
I enjoyed Caillen and Desideria's story and their fight for survival in a cruel and unforgiving world. I loved watching their love grow and take root. There's alot of action and when the passion is introduced well let's just say it was awesome.
Highly recommend this book; damn I recommend the series.
I met a boy today. Well actually a man and he's great! I gave him my number and I hope he calls. He's got the nicest hands and a good smile when he says my name and the cutest blush! That is how I kept feeling about Caillen's story. I love this series; every book is my favorite until I read the next one but I don't know if I can take much more surely there's a limit to how much you can love a series.
Caillen's story starts with him taking another chance to save with his own saf ...more
As a smuggler, Caillen Dagan has tried his best to stay out of the politics of the United Systems. His best friends and family members may be politically inclined, they may be the power brokers of the systems, but he is content just to make ends meet and to keep his two trouble making sisters out of trouble as much as possi ...more
Man and woman either have someone after them or are framed with some form of illegal act and the rest of the story is spent trying to clear their name or names. Evil family members are involved with the plot to kill them or frame them, or both, all because they're jealous of something the other has or something the are or aren't.
Who cares, right? A fun story is a ...more
While I enjoyed this book it wasn't as good as the rest. Many reasons for this which I'll explain later, just wanted to say that I'm a bit disappointed about the book. After I finished book 3 I was extremely happy to see book 4 would be about one of the original characters as I adored them all and I had been hoping more books about them would come out. But this book wasn't the same as the rest, it was even written in a different way; which was not a good thing as I believe SK is a godde ...more
Desideria is a Qillaq princess....a people who only show anger and fight to t ...more
Twenty-two years ago Cai Dagan's father died protecting him and his sisters. He was warned never to join the League, to never let anyone take his DNA, a retina scan, or fingerprints, never give his address out, n ...more
Lots of action and never a d ...more
Way less angsty than others in this series but the characters always seem to be off. I'm all about the dichotomy of personalities but really all the characters in these books are ridiculous. It's like the 'hooker with a heart of gold' syndrome only with 'really, we just want to cuddle and talk about our feelings' assassins. It works sometimes but mostly just seems a bit silly.
I think I need to stop, but Darl ...more
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New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and ...more