Born of Silence
Kere is the second most infamous member of the shadow organization known as Sentella. An explosive engineer who strikes terror into the hearts of the League, the bounty on his head is truly staggering. No one knows his true identity.
The daughter of a traitor, Zarya Starska grew up hard on the back streets of hell- her family hunted to the brink of ...more
I went into this book convinced I was not going to like it. Darling has been a beloved character for me ever since the start of the series. And I was absolutely livid about the idea that after three books, Sherrilyn Kenyon was taking a character who had always been gay and making him straight. From the moment I finished the tepid Born of Shadows, the idea festered in my head. I complained about it for a year. Then I started reading this book and it blew me away from the very begi ...more
Expected Release Date: May 1, 2012
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Author’s Website: sherrilynkenyon.com
My Source for This Book: Amazon.com
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 5, The League Series
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone,
but I would recommend reading the series in order.
Steam Level: Steamy
I'm devastated. Simply devastated. I have been anxiously awaiting this book since before it w ...more
We can never escape the pain of our pasts, or the flashbacks that assault us when we dare to let our thoughts drift unattended, but we can choose to not let it ruin the future we, alone, can build for ourselves.
"The Broken Ones by Dia Frampton"...more
(view spoiler)[♪♫♪ I know they've hurt you bad.
Why hide the scars you have?
Baby let me straighten out your broken bones,
All your faults to me make you more beautiful.
I can't help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who
Need the most patching up.
Do I start with the selfish heroine, the plot holes, the torture, or the insanely selfish heroine???
Well how about instead I start with what I liked...
DARLING! Oh, and while I thought it was a bit of a cop out that Darling ended up being heterosexual after all the hints in the other books that was not a disappointment. Although I would love to see all these romance novelists take a shot at a m-m book. Darling wa ...more
I absolutely loved this book!! All 614 pages of it (if I was still living in the Paper Age). Darling is definitely now on my list of favorite tortured heroes of all time!! What happens to Darling is possibly worse than some of what Acheron went through, but we don't have to read about it for 400 pages like we did with Ash. Its just spread out equally across the 614 pages of this book. This story is the epit ...more
Wow! I "discovered" Sherrilyn Kenyon's The League series only a few months ago and devoured them all quickly. For whatever reason her other series didn't do it for me. Anyway, I have been anx ...more
Let me just say that no one...NO ONE does a better tortured and abused hero than Sherrilyn Kenyon. If you thought Archeron's story was bad or even Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brother ...more
Honestly, I have to wonder why in the world I keep reading most of the Kenyon novels nowadays, especially when I thought I learned my lesson when Acheron came out. It used to be I was in love with a lot of the novels, mostly for the Dark Hunter series, that she wrote, but now? Now I just find myself shaking my head and trying to come up with reason why each novel only gets worse.
This was the first book I read of the series since most of the others were taken by other people at t ...more
4 years later and I stand with my first opinion. Zarya isn't only a bad heroine, she is human waste. She should never have been written. She is NOT worth of existing.
This book has spoiled all this author's works for me.
I just stopped reading ANYTHING by her. I can't even read the other series. That's how much Ms. Kenyon has screwed up. (And I loved Archeron, goodbye forever my love. You're tainted to me...)
How can an author devolve so much, I have no idea. She is my auto don't-buy. I do ...more
BUT DUDE! Wasn't Darling Cruel gay? WTF is he doing with a female HEA? There better be a good explanation why suddenly breasts fascinate him again, otherwise I may have to give up!
Kere is a lethal assassin and also one of the founding members of the Sentella, an organisation whose aim is to fight injustice where they find it. But, he is also Darling Cr ...more
Move over Ash, Zsadist, and any other romance hero with a tortured and tragic past... There's a new guy in town!
Darling Cruel has endured more than his fair share of abuse growing up. He's been mocked, ridiculed, locked up and beaten - and he's braved it all to save his family from a similar fate. But all of that is nothing compared to what he's suffered at the hands of his fiancée's friends. Disturbing doesn't even begin to cover it! I think I'm going to have nightmares now....
The mi ...more
Fifth in The League series
Kere is the second most infamous member of the Sentella. He’s an explosive engineer who can scare even the toughest assassins of the League and it doesn’t hurt that he has a bounty on his head worth more than imaginable. But no one has ever seen Kere’s face, except for his other leading Sentella members, so no one knows who Kere is. Zarya Starska is a daughter of a traitor and hardly has any family left. As the leader of the Caro...more
This book had WAY too much torture in it. Most heroes have tortured past, but this one has a tortured present. Good God, the hero went through so much shit, I was wincing for him in every page.
But the reason I stopped wasn't because of the hero. The heroine in this book is a straight up bitch. Of all the heroines I have ever read, she's the most whiny, self-centred and lacks empathy almost to the point of being a psychopath. She is the LEADER of the resistance movement. Her men captu ...more
At first I thought I might be over Kenyon's style, but then I remembered that I really liked Infamous, so my dislike can't be because her style doesn't appeal to me anymore...I think it was just this book.
First of all, everyone seemed excessively whiney. Maybe it's because this was an audiobook and the reader's voice was a little overdramatic, but I just kept thinking, "If one mo ...more
I just finished 18 hours of audiobook. That's right. 18. Hours. And I loved, loved listening to this book.
I used to be a huge Kenyon reader. I blasted through her entire Dark Hunter series a couple of years ago and had read the first 3 books in The League series. However, I got sidetracked from reading this book by a whole lot of newer, shinier reads that stole my attention. When I saw that this audiobook was available from my library, I figured, "Why not?" I have listened to a few audiobooks i ...more
This is, without a doubt, my favourite The League book of all time. Possibly my favourite Sherri book of all time.l She experimented with a lot of new things this time around and didn't follow her usual pattern when it came to her plotline and characters. I mean I love all of Sherri's books but they usually follow more or less the same grid frame and structure. As per usual with paranormal romances.
The first thing that was different was that Zarya and Darling were alrea ...more
In Born of Silence, Sherrie has mastered the art of the tortured ...more
Basic Plot: Everyone thinks Kere (aka Darling Cruel), heir to the Caronese Empire is gay, but his girlfriend Zarya would beg to differ. They have to go through a lot to be together including but not limited to: surviving torture and imprisonment as well as starting a war with the League.
This was a monster of a book for a romance at 614 pages. That's a monster of a book for just about any genre except epic fantasy, come to think of it. It's hard to quantify my feelings about ...more
- the heroine is annoying, stupid, incompetent as a rebel and behaves unexcusable towards the hero
- the hero is just too good to be true
- there are endless repetions of "nobody has ever been nice to him", "nobody ever loved him" etc.
- the writing is bad
- it much too long (625 pages!): I like reading long ...more
Thank you October. I have finally decided not to read this one.
I don't think I would be able to take the heroine.
This installment gets close to lovable teddy bear Darling Cruel (whose name even leaves a smile on your lips) as he finally gets from under his Uncle Arturo's thumb and opens the door for his HEA with his dream lover. Also making guest cameo's were of course the Sentella and their brides to push things along and show their prowess in some great action scenes. Maris, an enjoyable character from Born of Shadows is in a featured role putting extra effort in to push the storyline forward and ...more
Darling has endured so damn much pain and emotional battering.
I could hardly read it and at the same time I could not put this book down.
Darling is everything I expected him to be and all the suffering he has endured did not change the man he grew to be. His strength and determination are qualities I couldn't help but love.
I loved every word on every page; I fell asleep thinking about him and he was the first thing I thought about when I woke up.
He is b ...more
I read the entire book, and felt so unclean by the end that I wanted to bleach my brain.
I have nothing against the existence of torture in a book, just as I don't have a problem with sex or violence, provided it serves a purpose in developing the characters or forwarding the plot. I may cringe, or feel uncomfortable, but I can deal with it and still enjoy the book.
Nothing, nothing justifies the torture contained within these page ...more
This might have been one of my favorites in the whole series, as I literally cried tears of pure angst over reading this but...
I feel like the later books don't even have the spark like this one used to have. It's all the same formula over and over again...
Anyway characterization in this one was top notch and the events and everything is so damn good.
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