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Bound by Vengeance (Sentinel Wars #5.5)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  645 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
An original novella in the Sentinel Wars series by Shannon K. Butcher.

The guilt that Defender Dakota Kacey feels about her brother’s death is all-consuming, making her determined to find and kill the demon who murdered him. But the leader of the Defenders is worried about what Dakota is capable of, and calls in Liam Lann to keep an eye on her.

Dakota knows what kind of powe
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published February 7th 2012
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Dakota Kasey has been obsessed with tracking and killing Synestryn since they attacked her family and killed her brother several months ago. No matter how hard her cousin, Jake tries to get her to stop putting herself in danger, Dakota doesn't/won't/can't stop. Jake asks Liam Lamm to try to convey the seriousness of the situation to her and convince her to go live with the Theronai as a favor to him. When Liam goes to talk with Dakota, he finds Dakota is his mate. Jake & Da
Feb 07, 2013 Katya rated it really liked it
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Mar 04, 2013 Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ rated it it was amazing
Dakota Kacey and her brother Darren are attacked by the Synestryn six months ago. Dakota is racked with guilt and goes hunting every night to kill her brother's attacker. Dakota's family are members in a group called the Defenders. Defenders along with the Theronai are fighting a war against the Synestryn unbeknown to the human race. Jake, leader of the Defenders, asks Liam Lann to talk with Dakota. Liam agrees and finds that Dakota is leaving. She gives Liam five minutes to talk and as Liam sta ...more
Goodreads says: The guilt that Defender Dakota Kacey feels about her brother’s death is all-consuming, making her determined to find and kill the demon who murdered him. But the leader of the Defenders is worried about what Dakota is capable of, and calls in Liam Lann to keep an eye on her. Dakota knows what kind of power a Theronai like Liam possesses, and agrees to bind herself to him if he’ll help her exact vengeance. But a bond to a Theronai is not a decision to make lightly, and as the sea ...more
Barb Lie
Mar 03, 2012 Barb Lie rated it really liked it
Bound by Vengeance is a novella by Shannon K. Butcher. This is part of her Sentinel Wars series, and it is right before her Dying Wish full novel due in March.

Bound by Vengeance is about Dakota Kacey, who knows all about the Theronai warriors, and the women they become bonded to save their lives. Dakota is one the Defenders, who help the Theronai’s against the evil Synestryns. Dakota blames herself for the death of her brother Daren, who was killed by the demons. She is determined to avenge her
Apr 17, 2012 Jeanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Ok, I rate short stories a little differently than a full length novel because they are not full length and therefore don't have the same level of intensity or character developemnt, so they deserve to be considered differently than a novel.

That being said, this was a really well-done short story. I have to be a huge fan of the series so that helps, and because we have met Liam before we have some idea of who he is to start out. The story does a really good job of presenting both the hero and th
Nov 15, 2015 Katherine rated it really liked it
A quick story, pretty much a condensed version of the other pairings. Dakota is part of the Defenders who have only recently decided not to fight with the Theronai- yet despite the change being recent she has next to no mistrust of Liam. When Liam realizes that Dakota is actually a Theronai woman he is understandably excited and convinces her to take his luceria so that they can go after the demon that killed her human brother together. The plot is nothing new, but the story is sweet and a consi ...more
I love this series. This was a novella but Liam and Dakota's story didn't feel less developed than usual. They may have had one or two less hurdles, but the main thing that makes this a novella instead of the usual full-length in this series is that we didn't have all the secondary characters. This was a nice little teaser for Dying Wish that comes out next month.

I do have to say that I got a little annoyed with Dakota in the last few pages because she pulled that whole "How could he possibly lo
Feb 27, 2012 Cheryl rated it it was ok
Shelves: novellas
This was totally a throwaway story. Followed the formula of the rest of the series, and I felt no attachment to either character. I guess I'm glad that it was only a novella. The hero and heroine fell "in love" so fast, it was kind of ridiculous. I could buy "in lust" but the whole, "I'll love you forever even though we just met" is such a hard sell. I could buy that the heroine might tie herself to him out of gratitude and as they use their connection to open themselves up to each other, love b ...more
About 3.5 stars. This was a nice novella length story. Dakota Kacey is wracked with guilt after her brother is killed by a demon attracted to her blood. On a quest for vengeance, she has no cares for her own safety. Sent by her cousin, Jake, the leader of the Defenders, Liam Lann decides that if he can't keep Dakota from going on this mission, he should do his best to try to keep her alive by going with her. This was an interesting story, and while the couple is not as engaging as some of the ot ...more
Jun 12, 2014 Heather added it
Shelves: 2014
The formula is tired. Something needs to come to resolution already!
Mar 21, 2012 Darcy rated it liked it
With this being a short story we didn't have the long wait/fight for the couple together. Of course it helped that Dakota knew all about the hidden world, so meeting the warrior Liam wasn't a big shock for her.

I liked that Liam didn't bowl over Dakota with this larger than life personality of a warrior. He realized quickly just what Dakota was to him and he worked to slowly win her over by being very open with her and support her when she started to be all whoa is me, which happened a lot.

I hope
Ronatha Hall
Mar 02, 2015 Ronatha Hall rated it it was amazing
lovely short novella
Brigghit Caceres
Nov 27, 2014 Brigghit Caceres rated it it was amazing
Little, but I loved
Feb 12, 2012 Jaimie rated it it was amazing
I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but I loved this one. The Sentinel Wars might be my favorite series. It really depends on the day you ask me. It's a toss up between Sentinel Wars and Black Dagger Brotherhood. Anyway, this wasn't nearly long enough but short stories never are. It still had all of the important parts, they were just shorter. It was perfect for our four hour drive today.
Apr 29, 2013 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I really didn't like Dakota. Out of all the heroines in this series I know she bugged me the most. She was so wrapped up in her guilt and poor me-ing. One scene in particular bugged me, she left in the middle if a fight because something didn't go as planned. U wanted to shake her and tell her to get over herself.
Nicole Luiken
Feb 07, 2012 Nicole Luiken rated it really liked it
Marked this one's release day on the calendar and bought it at breakfast, finished it before noon. Made Luke's dentist appt. so much more pleasant. I'm often disappointed in novellas (lack of development due to length), but this one hit the mark. A solid entry in the series, can't wait until the next one!
Feb 17, 2012 Fiona rated it really liked it
These short stories are a great taster, though I find they move so quickly, everything happens in 48hrs and I miss the depth of the character you get in a full novel and the side stories.

Must say though I loved reading the excerpt at the from Dying Wish and can't wait til nit comes out next month!
Feb 17, 2012 Teri rated it it was amazing
Okay so luckily my mom owns a Kindle. Bad news, I downloaded the book Wednesday night and finished it last night, argh. Now I have to wait until March to se what happens with Jackie. Damn you Shannon Butcher, you're like a drug.
I love the Sentinel series, these characters are AWESOME
Sep 01, 2012 Joyce rated it liked it
I ususally like the short stories better than the long books. Not this time. Her storline with this series can't be rushed.. That is how this one felt. No real connection between them.. I am looking forward to reading DYING WISH. THe next full length book..
Mar 04, 2016 Jenniffer rated it did not like it
Joni Stevens
Aug 30, 2014 Joni Stevens rated it it was amazing
I recommend this to be read in series order. it fit in well to continue the connection with the Athansian race. I like how it wrapped up and had happy ending. I hope to see more of Liam and Dakota as I continue the series.
Jan 23, 2016 Izy rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-paranormal
Rating~ 3 stars to 3.5 stars.

This is a short novella about Liam and Dakota. It was a quick read and a good edition to the series thought it didn't really have anything to do with the overall arc of the series.
Dec 31, 2014 Nibrock rated it liked it
A good quick read. Unattached to any of the main characters from full length novel characters. (Unless I've forgotten them...) Good quick romance, lots of action. Interesting new magic!
Feb 16, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I loved this little short story. Liam was so noble and caring he nearly broke my heart. My only wish would be for this to be a full length book instead of the short story it is.
Feb 26, 2012 Ellie rated it really liked it
This is a great novella and just got me even more geared up to read the sixth book in this series. Liam is everything I want in my alpha males and he mad this a great book
Priscilla Crocker
Apr 23, 2014 Priscilla Crocker rated it it was amazing
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Liked it, a nice way to get a taste of the series when your craving the next book. It was short and sweet with enough action and romance to keep you wanting more.
Feb 09, 2012 Jayne rated it really liked it
A really good short story. Can't wait for the next addition "Dying Wish" to come out. Love this authors writing style and her characters.
Dec 07, 2012 Mandy rated it liked it
As developed as characters can get in such a short story. :) Not bad - I'm still waiting to hear more on my favorite pair.
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Since launching her career in 2007, award-winning author Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than eighteen titles, including the paranormal romance series, the Sentinel Wars; the action-romance series, the Edge; and a handful of romantic suspense novels and works of short fiction. Being a former engineer and current nerd, she frequently uses charts, graphs and tables to aid her in the mechanics of ...more
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