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Born of Ice (The League: Nemesis Rising #3)

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  12,790 Ratings  ·  512 Reviews
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published 2009 by St. Martin's book club
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Jul 19, 2011 Sita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sherrilyn Kenyon Fans, Sci-Fi Romance lovers, League Likers/lovers
I loved and I mean loved the first two books in the League series. Born of Ice was no exception. I really enjoyed this one and boy did I fly through it. It is tiny compared to the other books. So small that I flew through it in one afternoon.

This story centres around Alix and Devyn. I liked them both, but I'm sorry as a couple I liked Syn and Shahara so much more.They were just way more likeable and sweet together. But enough of them. Let's get back to you. (view spoiler)
Listened by audio.

Sweet hero. For the most part I liked him. Did not love the OW scene. That and all his talk about needing to get laid was too much for me.

The heroine was self depreciating and too much the martyr for me. I did not like her but did not hate her. And she did ok by him in the end. However her history disturbed me.

This book was a bit of a snore. I am sure I will forget all about it tomorrow.

Anzu The Great Destroyer
Oct 19, 2010 Anzu The Great Destroyer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the author or something
Sci-fi mood sci-fi mood *dances*

But… it still wasn’t what I wanted. Dammit it’s difficult to find a good sci-fi romance full of action, adventure, drama and emotional moments and less on thoughts about how hot the dude you’re drooling is. Yes Alix, that’s you.
“You want me to reset the machine?”
No. I want to ride you until you’re begging me for mercy. Clearing her throat, she tried to shove that image out of her mind.
“That would be great. Thanks.”
And strip off the rest of your clothes while y
Jan 14, 2010 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, reviewed, fav-series
4.5 stars

Born of Ice was another great addition to The League series. The story is set nearly 20 years after the previous book Born of Fire which was disappointing as I wanted to hear the story of Darling, Dancer and the other first gen team. However, the first gen characters are still featured throughout this book. Also, we are introduced to a cast of memorable characters who are sure to be great heroes / heroines in future releases.

As for our current hero and heroine, Devyn and Alix… the circ
The third books in The League Series and supremely awesome. This installment features Devyn, Syn and Shahara's (Born of Fire) son. I, personally, think that, after Born of Fire, this book is the next best in the series, with Born of Night coming in third. Many new characters were introduced in this novel (Hello, most Nykyrian and Kiara's kids). I don't wanna give away anything from the book, so I'm just gonna stick with saying that this book is fantastic and I haven't stopped thinking about it s ...more
3.5/4 stars. Wow, there was more than a 20 year time jump between the last book and this book. While I did enjoy reading about the next generation, I wasn't quite finished with the first generation. I wanted to know what became of the rest of the members of the original Sentella that we met in book 1. Sure we can go back, but it would have been nice to get all the old stories before getting the new stories. Now I already know that they have kids and that their kids and that the kids grew up toge ...more
My favorite so far. So glad I finally started this series.


Oct 11, 2011 Liv rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
I’d give 2 stars only, and even this rating seemed high. However, since I was able to finish it, I thought it probably deserved a 2.

This book is instalment #3 in the League series, taking place (my guess) 30 or so years after the events of book #2 (which portrayed Syn and Shahara). In this book, Devyn, the son of the legendary Sentella member and expert hacker Syn, took centre stage. Devyn had it all – not only was he the son of Syn and Shahara, he was well-trained in almost everything that his
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Katie Michaels
Even on her worst day, I can't dislike a Sherrilyn Kenyon book. Admittedly, this is my least favorite installment in the League series, but I still enjoyed it. Kenyon hit the fast-forward button, focusing this third book on the children of our core characters in Born of Night and Born of Fire . Our hero is Devyn, son of Sin and Sharhara. He is the captain of a runner-ship and a doctor, like his father. He tried working with the League, but his ethics got in the way, so now he spends most of h ...more
Dec 12, 2009 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Born of Ice tells the story of Devyn Kell former League soldier and civilian Alix Garran. Devyn is always one step ahead of The League. While Alix, is sent to bring him in alive in order to save her family. With the past and their enemies catching up to them, they'll have to stick together if they want to survive.

This is the third installment in The League series. On first seeing and hearing Devyn, Alix is mesmerized by him. She is at a total loss for words at his yumminess. Devyn is likewise at
Mar 15, 2010 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
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(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
This was a fantastic series.
I don't want to give anything away on this last book, because it will spoil too much of the first two books.
All I can say is that SK has outdone herself. How she could come up with yer another GREAT series after the Dark/Dream Hunter series, I'll never know. But thank you SK for all you give to the PNR books.

A great read...

This book was WAY BETTER than what I thought it would be.

In this installment we get to read about Syn & Shahara's son: Devyn Wade Kell. I must admit I thought I would hate this book because it wasn't about one of the characters we already knew. I was extremely frustrated about this because I really got to LOVE all the characters we have been introduced to before this book and I wanted to read their HEA before going to new characters we haven't met yet. Also I thought that as Devyn was much
WTF Are You Reading?
Just when one thinks that Sherrilyn Kenyon could not possibly top herself.
She writes a follow up book to the one that you've just read...
and there you are AGAIN, holding your heart in your hands.
Waiting for the next word, interaction, or plot twist to rip it to shreds.

This is just what happens after one reads Born Of Fire and Born Of Ice.
Going through all the love, suffering, and redemption that Born Of Fire offers, in no way prepares readers for the perfection that is Born Of Ice.

A continu
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Alix Garran was born a slave and served on her father's ship on any capacity he saw fit. But her father is now dead and her sister and mother, also slaves, captured by a cruel and ruthless government. The only way she can save her mother and little sister is to do as they command and infiltrate the ship of Devyn Kell, a Runner, and find evidence of his illegal activities. And if she can't find anything, fabricate it. But Devyn isn't the criminal she expected, but despite her blossoming feelings ...more
Jul 09, 2010 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
OK-I'm back to loving the series. [I had some trouble with the heroine in book 2 - but she's the hero's mom in this one and has improved with age.:]

Devyn is the son of Sin and Shahara from Born of Fire and like his father is doctor and a world saver. The most inexplicable point for me was here - why was he working for the League at the start of the book? Didn't Mom, Dad, and Uncle Nykarian make clear to him that protecting the innocent is WAY down on the League's To-Do list? Of course, some of
Jul 11, 2014 AL rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that was an incredible ending and a book. It may have been confusing at first as the story was set in the future but it was an incredible story. Devyn is the only child of Syn and Shahara's. Shahara's lost her oldest son (I presume during birth) but Devyn is the only child who have a mechanical heart as a girl he was in a relationship with stabbed him in the heart but his father, Syn saved his life. ALIX is another girl who looked like the girl who stabbed him and who have a troubled past, s ...more
This was a fun book, but definitely had a different feel from the other two. When I first started to read I was confused because it didn't seem like there were any characters in common and these were just random new people. But once I realized that the series was on to the next generation it got very interesting, especially as all the old people started to pop in along with the kids and you saw how the original group of friends stayed really close, their kids growing up like siblings to each oth ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
this book was so far the best of the series like people have said. I love it how it was Shay and Syn's son... took me a sec to realize it. But loved the concept of it being so many years later than the last book, instead of the typical ok this one of this set of people is going to be next to find their love and happiness. Instead its the son of said people. But the minute I picked up and settled down to read it I was hooked I couldn't put it down until I was done and though I was sick, and had a ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
The ending of this was awesome...saved by mom and dad. he he
No really, though, this was my favorite in the series but only barely, since the other 2 were very very good. I liked how the deception was discovered and moved outta the way so they could move on quickly, rather than waiting til the end to find out Alix was supposed to frame Devyn. I loved Shahara and all the kids and cousins coming outta the woodwork. It was really hard to see Paden as a good guy, but I'm glad he redeemed himself :) a
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Ok, not as good as her other books in this series - there's plot holes here that probably don't qualify as holes, they're more chasm-like. But, hey, I still enjoy this series and you don't read these types of books for realism after all :)
Sara Kate
Aug 10, 2013 Sara Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another 5 star read for me by Kenyon! The League 2nd Generation does not disappoint! I loved that this story was about Syn's son! I listened to this on audio and I loved it.
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Aug 13, 2010 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellant book! Sherrilyn Kenyon writes a great Sci-Fi series. Doesn't mean I am now a Sc-Fi Romance fan, I just like the way SK writes Sci-Fi.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Sep 06, 2011 Joanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I started this book today, 104 pages in, and wouldn't you believe it, it's almost the same as book #2. Change character names and push the time line along oh 30 years or so and you have the same: girl meets boy, both have sordid pasts, instant mutual attraction, and here's the shocker..... girl must betray boy to save her family! I honestly can't believe it. Where's the originality? I can't believe I'm about to say this, but how about we get beyond the uber tall, attractive and muscular gu ...more
May 15, 2010 Ally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2010
After reading Born of Fire I really didn't know what to expect from Born of Ice. I was expecting something amazing to say the least and that's exactly what you get. Born in Ice is set 30 years after Born of Fire, Devyn Kell is the son of Syn and Shahara. He spent his life in service to the League as a medic until he couldn't take the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Dev got out of the League and became a Runner, someone who delivers weapons, medicine ...more
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The League: Nemesis Rising (10 books)
  • Born of Night (The League, #1)
  • Born of Fire (The League, #2)
  • Born of Shadows (The League, #4)
  • Born of Silence (The League, #5)
  • Born of Fury (The League, #6)
  • Born of Defiance (The League, #7)
  • Born of Betrayal (The League #8)
  • Born of Legend (The League, #9)
  • Born of Vengeance (The League, #10)

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“Happiest day of my life when my dad made him human. (Devyn)
Happy for you, bonebag…It cost me my girlfriend. (Vik)
It was a lamp, Vik, not a girlfriend. (Devyn)
I really loved that lamp. She lit up my entire world. (Vik)”
“Hi, Mom…Yes, I know my heart rate’s dangerously elevated. That sound? I’m being shot at, Ma. Gotta go now. Love you much. Hugs and kisses. (Devyn)” 40 likes
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