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Lux Ex Tenebris

(The 12 Olympians #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,109 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Shape shifter Killian Tenebris has spent most of his life trapped in a lab as the subject of experimentation. When he escapes, he sets out to live life without chains - and to bring down the monsters who held him captive. What he finds is a group of men hunting the same targets, men who will do anything - kill anyone - to keep each other safe. Killian never learned human b ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published July 3rd 2014 by Skull Blaster Publishing LLC
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T.M. Smith
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Killian Tenebris is socially inept and slightly awkward around just about anyone. He grew up in a lab and was tortured and experimented on daily, so he has no gauge for what is and isn't acceptable within normal parameters. After he escaped and stumbled upon the Skullblasters he was intrigued, so he followed them. It took a while, but Killian came to understand that these men and shifters could actually be his friends and that he could trust them. He was instantly enamored with one of the teenag ...more
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-12-olympians
Killian just became one of my favorites! I thought he was totally lovable and perfect for Stone.

First off, I really loved the way he talked and how vulnerable he was in asking for help with situations that he didn't know much about (i.e. dancing with Stone). I also very much enjoyed how he didn't use contractions :)

I love these books and I will continue to read each and every one!
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Killian had me at hello or in this case as a puppy.
Wonderful sequel, I enjoyed every minute of it.
Jenni Lea
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 rounded up because I can't seem to quit this series.
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is such an addicting series!!! This one was just as great as the others. I just loved Killian in this with him realizing not to hate humans plus actually falling in love with one as well. Sandrine has also added quite a few new characters as well in this book with vamp/shifter, vamp/wolf and a new wolf enforcer. Just can't wait to see what she does with these newbies to her series!!! I just LOVED the knew warlock Loki as well!!!! ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally Killian and Stone story...

And such a sweet one... It was so sweet to follow Killian while he tried his best to win Stone's love and overcame his trust issues.

Can't wait for the next book on the serie.
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to *Nan* by: Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
3.5 stars.

Although I have enjoyed all the books in this series, this is the book I liked the least so far. Also since this is a spin off of the Shifter/Assassin series, I think I am going to read more of those before I continue with this series. I want to read more of the Skull-Blasters' stories since they are part of this series too and are the ones guarding the 12 Olympians.
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very cute edition. Stone and Killian were sweet.
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, m-m-read
I enjoy this series but not as much as the original. Killian is a total trip sometimes with what comes out of his mouth. He kinda gives off the Nik
Caroline Brand

How cool would it be to be a shape shifter with a strong dose of magic skills?

If you asked Killian Tenebris he would probably tell you not so much. Practically caged since birth, experimented on and tortured he has no concept of how to live in the real world. Simple everyday things that everyone around him takes for granted elude him and leave him feeling inadequate and isolated. This was never an issue when he had no human contact but since joining forces with th

I put off reviewing this for a day because once I finished I immediately wanted to start over from the beginning. All of these thoughts were just rolling around in my head! Loved! My thoughts are still rolling around so this won't be the best review I've ever done, I may come back later and put a bit more into it but for now... here we go.

I freaking <3 Sandrine Gasq-Dion! The way she writes is just wonderful, from the first sentence of each of her books my attention
Heidi Ryan
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romance
Sandrine never fails to deliver with this "spin off" from the assassin shifter series. I have been addicted to this series from A Marked Man on. This third book in the 12 olympians series focuses on Stone and Killian. I was so excited that they finally got their book. If you liked the other books in the series, you will love this one too!
Stone is a 19 year old demi god. He is the son of Apollo, and he has become a part of the skull blasters right along with Skyler, Elijah, and the other younger
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: c-own-it
I have never been a fan of this series but I'm fan of Sandrine Gasq- Dion's other books. I had to give this story chance especially with Killian as the lead. I just love Killian with his foot in mouth disease. This one is my favorite in this series. The problem I have with this series is that the rehashing of details long time reader already know. The repeating of situation of going to club. The also the repeating of the situation of the characters dedicating or singing to their love interest. T ...more
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Every time Sandrine lets her fans and followers know about a new release, I (as well as her other legions of fans) are excited until I can actually get my very own copy of that new release. From the moment I read the sneak peek about Killian and Stone, I was sitting on tender hooks until I could read their full story.

Killian is such a great character to fall in love with. I read little snippets about his story through the other Assassin/Shifter books and the previous Olympians books and to final
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Killian and Stone..

I love this series!! I have really been looking forward for sweet and loving Stone to get his man. Killian , tortured all his life has absolutely zero people skills, which adds great comic relief. It's great when you see your characters having fun together and how they all protect each other no marred the circumstances. I had only one problem with this book and as each new book comes out it just gets worse. This series needs to be read in order so that the story isn't focussin
This book is about the very sweet and lovely romance between Killian and Stone. First of all, Killian masquerading as Stone's puppy is priceless. This book is definitely slower and sweeter than some of the other's in the series, but I think it fits the two main characters perfectly. Between their vulnerability, and lack of dating. I also liked that there was no rush to get physical with each other. I also thought is was funny that Killian is getting dating advise from Nicholi (because his wonder ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This is the third in the Olympian series, and needs to be read in order. Even better, read after the whole Shifter/Assassin series too.

I loved this installment, as Killian clearly had a dark past, and deserves a brighter future. And whilst just how dark is revealed, there are also some wonderfully humorous moments. The development of the relationship with Stone, that was foreshadowed in previous books is beautifully and pa
* A Reader Obsessed *
Be forewarned that this is the 3rd installment of the spinoff series from the Assassin/Shifters world that is 24 books long and counting. Would reading the original series help? Probably - but the cast of characters is huge regardless. Did this affect my reading pleasure since I have not done so either? Maybe a bit. However these are still quite enjoyable and how can you not be intrigued with a cover like that? Killian was a very sympathetic character having spent the majority of his life tortur ...more
Lisa J.
2.5 stars. Maybe I've read too many from this series recently, so that's why this one seemed so redundant. Killian as a puppy was very cute, and his lack of social graces was endearing. But elements of this same storyline played better in "Strange Addiction" and "By the Light of the Moon."

Even though he was the son of a god, Stone was very blah as an MC. Nothing stood out about him to me. There wasn't enough build to his relationship with Killian -- from innocent and "I'm not ready" to "you're
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
July 7th to July 8, 2014

This is the magical magnificent romance between Killian and Stone. First of all, Killian masquerading as Stone's puppy is priceless. Taking their time to get physical with each other was perfect. It gave the story much more depth. I love the way all the people from previous books are still there to help out and how new characters are introduced. It all keeps the storyline fresh and new. I liked the way Killian was softened up but not turned into a sap. He was still a shap
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another massive improvement with this book. There is a lot of humour in Killian and Stone's romance and it works well to alleviate some of the tensions which have been constantly growing in this series.

It does, however, feel at times like the supernatural kitchen sink is being thrown at this series as we now have vampires added into the mix and yet more new characters.

These books have been going on for quite some time now without sight of an ending and while they are entertaining, it would b
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So I went back and reread the series before purchasing this one. this was the third time I have read all the books together and I just can't get enough of them. I absolutely love Killian. I think he may be a new favorite. starting out the series Mateo was always my favorite then it became Nikolai. I can't wait for a new book. hopefully it won't be too long or I will have to go back and reread all of them again. :) ...more
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Seems I am totally addicted to anything this author writes!
I have been wondering about Killian for quiet a while, such a strong yet guarded man. It was wonderful to learn more about him and see the relationship between Stone and him develop!

I think the other reviews say it all. This book was another page turner that I read in one sitting!

Bring on the next book!
Highly recommend!
Monica Clarke
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Sandrine does it again, this book was worth the wait my only regret is that i have finished it!
I couldn't wait to read Stone and Killen's story and i was not disappointed. Humour, sorrow and of course love this book like the others has it in spades.
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I really really loved this book! I was so looking forward to Killian & Stone's story, it was everything I expected it to be and I was not disappointed! I love the whole series but Killian & Stone's story has to be my absolute favourite!!! ...more
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
As ever, Sandy has done it again with another amazing book that made my heat beat faster and my palms sweat. I really could not put the bloody thing down until I finished it. Only reason I deducted a star was because it could have been longer!
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love heals

The way Sandrine can still come up with fresh and great ways to snag and keep you after so long is amazing, and she has done it again with the story of Stone and Killian. Love can n break down walls.
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-challenge
I have loved Killian for awhile now and wanted to know his whole story . I was so excited to read this book and I am saddened to see there are no more right now. I am impatiently waiting for the next book!!!
Centoria Coffil
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would give this book a 4.95 out of 5 only because it was a little slow to start for me, but I found Killian in all his awkwardness to be so enduring and loveable. He made you want to root for his happiness. I loved it.
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