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Born of Betrayal

(The League: Nemesis Rising #8)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  5,297 ratings  ·  411 reviews
Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancée. Even his name.

Now decades later, everything has changed. He's built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he's vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again.

But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he's caught in the middle
Hardcover, First Edition: November 2015 edition, 512 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by St. Martin's Press
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Jen Davis
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
At a time where I am feeling very disconnected from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, I am happy to report that I enjoyed this latest League book. I did have some issues, but I liked both main characters and their second chance at love story, especially with their grown son a major player in the story.

This is finally Fain's book, and Kenyon primed us well with Talyn's story in the last installment. We've seen the fallout from Fain's decision to leave Galene all those years ago. Her social s
Marta Cox
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, library
We've been teased with the truth about what Fain Hauk has gone through for several books now and now hot on the heals of his son Talyns book Born of Defiance we finally get all the gory details. He not only sacrificed his own future when he ended his bonding to Galene all those years ago but unknown to Fain he also left her pregnant and unwanted by her own family. The Andarians are a harsh race with strict codes and yet Galene found the strength to pursue her career whilst raising Talyn single h ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading my advanced copy of Born of Betrayal and as always Kenyon does not dissapoint! I'm not going to go into details, but will say I laughed, was at the edge of my seat, and even got misty eyed in certain points! All of the League books are amazing. As I read the last page I was upset that it was done, and wanted the next book immediately. Oh well...I begin impatiently waiting for the next one!
Apr 08, 2014 rated it liked it
There is an extended preview in SON OF NO ONE, and I am ALREADY dying for this one! Cannot wait to see how Fain and Galene get together...
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I simply adore this series, there's no other like it. I've been in love with the Hauk brothers from the beginning, so I knew I would really enjoy reading Fain's story. It was great how we got to give closure to many things that had been unanswered till now. Also we've been reading about Fain through all the previous books, but we never got to read his story in detail. It was everything I wanted it to be. Fain finally gets everything he deserves and has been dreaming of since he was a boy.

In thi
Final rating: 6/5 stars

This is game changing book we have been expecting for a while - and it's direct sequel of Born of Defiance, even though it happens much much later - but events and people who are in this book are closely related to the BoD. There is also a conclusion to Talyn and Felicia's story (which is everything I had ever wanted) and these two books are best to be read one after another as soon as possible because they form a single story.

So far, this is my my absolute favorite book
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, romance, sci-fi
I absolutely adore Fain! After reading Born of Fury and learning about the depth of Fain's character. I have always had a soft spot for this big Andarion that hides his vulnerable self behind sarcasm.

Why, oh why do we have to wait!
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
five out of five so much is happening in this book the war is definitely on there are ups and downs I loved this book and the hole series can't wait for the next one
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
3.5 Stars

Leaving Galene Batur was one of the hardest things Fain Hauk has had to do, and he’s had to do a lot. But, he had no choice, it was either break of their betrothal and his brother lives, or marry Galene and his brother dies. However, he had no idea the consequences of his decision until he sees her again…with the son he never knew even existed. Neither Galene or Fain’s life has been easy in the years since their last disastrous meeting, but The League is attacking and they must put asi
The tenth book in The League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Twenty-something years before Fain Hauk of the Warring Blood Clan of Hauk, was rejected by his fiancée. When he marries a human, his family rejects him and he is cast out of his home. Now, as a Travali he is elected to assist the Andarion Prime Commander with negotiations. But the Prime Commander is Galene Batur of the Winged Blood Clan of Batur, his ex-fiancée. Can they put the past behind them for the sake of the Alliances?

I have learned
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Tavali Space Pirate Fain Hauk is assigned to be an escort to Commander Batur and her Second in Command Talyn Batur not knowing that they are his wife and son when the League and Andarion Government places a hit on their family and friends. Will they be able to survive and be able to save everyone? Read and find out.

This was a pretty good installment of the League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. There is tons of action, romance, and more. Definitely check this series out if you like all I have stated
Sara Kate
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In so excited to FINALLY read Fain's story!! This book was jammed pack with so much action! I cried and gasped out loud and laughed and swooned. The League has to be on my top ten list of all time favorite series. Each book is a wonderful surprise and with all the "false alarms" made me realize how emotionally invested I am in this world and its characters. Loved every moment of this one!
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let's just say this series is a phenomenon. Ms. Kenyon tested all of my emotions in this book. It was not only the story of Fain Hauk and the Andarion woman he pledged to, Galene Batur but also involved everyone else we have met. Galene Batur was assigned to lead the Alliance with Fain Hauk, an army of all the nation who sided to be against The League. As we know a war has begun in the previous book and in this book, few years has passed. The League against the Sentella and it's allies continues ...more
5 stars

Another good book in the League series. Glad to finally read Fain and Galene's story. Also glad that Fain found out that Talyn was his son. Nice to see all the other characters back. Hope Fain and Galene have a long and happy life together. Also hope they will be able to rescue Jullien and get Andaria back. Can't wait to read Born of Legend!!!
Maria Itliong
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read-books
Sherrilyn Kenyon did it again. I loved her League Series, Dark-Hunters Series and Chronicles of Nick. Born of betrayal is the story of Fain and Galene and this book made me cry and laugh with their antics and dialogue. Now I can't wait for the next book in these series since it's the story of Nykyrian's brother Jullien.
Michelle the Romance Witch
as always a masterpiece of crazy and loving characters finding a way to overcome all odds and find love. cried many times but in the end was totally in love with the entire story and loved every minute both happy and sad.
Sherri Romero
Nov 03, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Who are all these people?

I have read all the books in this series. However, this one, with its cast of thousands, was so confusing, I could not finish. So many characters, relationships, places made it absolutely not understandable. I will return this one.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
"BORN OF BETRAYAL is an emotional and riveting read."

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Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it
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Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this one more than I did. Although I was kind of wavering as I felt like Fain was sorta someone I kind of liked and sorta didn't as he sounded too much like his older brother at times with Dancer. I get it that their culture was tough and very take no prisoners on the softer side of emotions. But I really felt like Fain was more of his own man truly doing his own kind of thing since being disinherited when he was first introduced in I think Talyn's book. But in his own I ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Past. Present. Future. League represented.

This was the story that held you through thick thin, ups downs, ins outs, and all the in between. I loved every minute of this read the pain, the hurt, the guilt, the sacrifice, the redemption, and the love. Fain got his story and it was great to have it fall on the heels of Born of Defiance. It would not have had the impact if it had come before.

The fight and sacrifice for family has been what he has lived and breathed for years. Now, his time has com
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had such a good plan when I started reading this book... :) I figured that I would read it in four days, cause that's when another book I've been really looking forward to was getting published ;) and it was all going really well... until I reached about half of the book... cause then it was like BAM!!! one surprise after another... shocking turns of events... and I was glued to the book until the very last page... at which point I was like "NOOOOO!!! what do you mean the end?!? I need to know ...more
 Reading In Pajamas
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

I loved this book so much! Fain and Galene's story was decades in the making and when they reconnect it's explosive. Their story is full of action, danger, emotion, heartache and romance. Sherrilyn Kenyon writes in a way that desc

Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
I just didn’t gel with this book. I enjoyed reading it, but all of the crazy names and different languages had me constantly re-reading parts to properly digest what was happening. I found that very frustrating.
Another thing that had me scratching my head was the assumption that there were so many rules and regulations to their existence in this strange world they they had to adhere to for their survival, and yet every single one of these characters at one time or another, pretty much
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
I love that the last book in the series had super young protagonists and this one had an older (comparatively) couple. Love that! This is a space opera for sure! Full of melodrama and hard luck stories! Just the way I like it!
Under the Covers Book Blog

Leaving Galene Batur was one of the hardest things Fain Hauk has had to do, and he's had to do a lot. But, he had no choice, it was either break of their betrothal and his brother lives, or marry Galene and his brother dies. However, he had no idea the consequences of his decision until he sees her again...with the son he never knew even existed. Neither Galene or Fain's life has been easy in the years since their last disastrous meeting, but The League is attacking and they must put aside old

Solid 4.5 stars!!!

This was an amazing read! I absolutely loved it but some aspects I could have done without.

I loved both main characters because they had such a broad range of emotions and just so real. The first thought Galene Batur, our heroine, has when seeing Fain Hauk for the first time in years she attempts to take him out. And she very well would have if not for his body armor. This response was triggered by his absolute abandonment and humiliation of her when they were still in school
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was happily unsurprised that this story is about Talyn's parents. He got his HEA and now his mother gets one too. Fain may have left his fiancée but he didn't know she was pregnant and it was to save his brother, Dancer. Who also has his HEA earlier in the series. I love how connected everything is even though there are many worlds that these characters are coming from.

Stormy, just the nickname for Galene shows how close her and Fain were growing up. She was there for him. If they had communi
Sandra Crow
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kenyon-sherrilyn
Great read!

I really like this book. I love this series. It is better, to me than watching television. Plot twists and turns, tunes me in to whatever emotions are happening at whatever page I happen to be on.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Book five of seven in my pneumonia binging haze...Fain just slays me. This is a book of just messed up shit. We learn more about the Andarion society and it is bad. This society seems to have some redeeming qualities but seriously, the negative ones are so horrible. This is the problem in a world that runs on a caste system and legitimacy. I understand the need to try to curtail single parents and "bastards" because it is a hard life. But to structure the society to make it even harder on an inn ...more
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The League: Nemesis Rising (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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“Where's Hauk?"
"I'm right here."
"Not you, Fain. My wingman."
"He's in the hallway. You know how he is about explosives."
"Yeah, I do, which is why I asked. Send him on a bullshit and long errand across the station. We don't want Grandma freaking out on us."

-Darling & Fain”
“Parenthood is an equal share of awe and ah, crap."

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