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Sins of the Heart

(Otherkin #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  2,623 ratings  ·  327 reviews
Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper. When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly—and carefully—if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

Yet that resurrection could wreak havoc on the mortal world. As an Ot
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by HQN (first published July 20th 2010)
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
***Free on Amazon 8-3-17***

This book was amazing! When I'm in the mood for a PNR book, I'm always hopeful to find one just like this one. I absolutely loved it! One of the biggest draws for me was the forbidden element of the hero and heroine. They should be enemies but the connection made between them was too strong to resist.

Their first meeting is indescribable. It was unusual, scary and fascinating. It was brilliant because I won't forget that scene. Out of all the brothers, Dagan seemed the
Renégade ♥
4 1/2 to 5 stars

She’d staved off her terror the whole time they’d left her here, bound and alone. She’d held it in check when the blond guy had shown up, as she tried to decide exactly what his role was, his surfer-boy hair and the lollipop stick between his lips somehow making him seem less threatening.
Talk about irony.
He was the scariest f*cking thing she could ever have imagined.

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I read this series several years ago and really enjoyed:

* The fascinating and sometimes complex worldbuilding fi
Beanbag Love
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first of a trilogy so it's a little hard to rate without getting the entire story arc. But I give it 4 stars for the world building which is complex but enjoyable nonetheless.

Dagan Krayl, half mortal/half god saves Roxy Tam's life unexpectedly one night. They form a bond that sticks with them through many years of separation. That's the short version.

In the long version there are gods and demigods of the Underworld and their minions. There are cultists "Topworld" and their minor supe
Aug 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
The Half human son of an Egyptian god, Dagan is a Soul Reaper whose job it is to collect the dark souls which sustain his father. On a hunt, the dispassionate Dagan's interest is stirred by a soon-to-be victim of the ones Dagan is hunting. Dagan admires young Roxy Tam's brave spirit and sassy mouth - even in the face of the danger Roxy doesn't give up - and Roxy awakens something in Dagan which causes him to free her once he's harvested her captors' souls.

The action for the bulk of the story co
Roxy Tam is a child of the system. Abandoned suddenly by her mother when she was five, Roxy was passed from foster family to foster family, never truly being alone but always incredibly lonely. Freshly turned out into the world of adults, Roxy is quick to trust resulting in her being abducted, bound and held in a cell until her captor can languish in the blood bath that will soon be her death. Fortunately she's saved but by the most unlikely of strangers, someone who is most definitely NOT a sav ...more
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is amazing, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I think I love it more than 'The Game' series, which was one of my top favourite trilogies from last year. I love the characters, the plot and how unique the story is. I love the banter between different characters and how the world building is. This book is so unique and I look forward to reading more of this ser
4.5 Stars ... An act of honor, an act of loyalty, and an act of betrayal all collide in a complicated construct of family, politics, secrets, and love... Egyptian gods and goddesses, soul reapers, the Daughters of Aset, and a unique view of the afterlife in the underworld take center stage in this fascinating and dangerous world filled with creatures of the dark and warriors of the light... As I became fully immersed in this story, I found myself attempting to connect the intricate pieces to a v ...more
Roxy Tam is strong, yet venerable at the same time, a member of the Artesian Guard. She was abandoned by her mother when she was only five then experienced the care system and suffered a tragic event which lead to her becoming strong, self reliant and afraid of being alone forever. She has no real family and is scarred by her early life.

Roxy is tied up when we first meet her, when Dagan appears she thinks he’s come to kill her rather than her original capture. But he tells her “this is not your
Sins of the Heart
4 Stars

When Roxy Tam first met Dagan Krayl, a soul reaper and son of Sutekh, the Egyptian god of Chaos, he changed her life forever. Now, eleven years later, the two find themselves on opposing sides while investigating the murder of Dagan’s youngest brother. Can they put old hurts and rivalries aside in their common goal to discover the truth and prevent an all-encompassing war that may result in the destruction of humanity?

Note: This review has been updated following Eve Silve
Danielle (Danniegurl)
This was an interesting book. It straddles the line between UF and PNR while simultaneously being both. At least to me. I really enjoyed the execution of the story and at first I was turned off by the multiple POVs (it's a thing I can't stand in books, reads too much like TV) but the way the author did it, made it so it wasn't so obtrusive to the story. I still didn't like it, but I could swallow it better since I didn't have it at every page turn like I do in BDB. Anyways the book is primarily ...more
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition this book was kind of perfect and I think I will love Eve Silver for the rest of my days.

First of all I just want to say how much I LOVE and appreciate the fact that the main female character Roxy, is black and she wasn’t some annoying or disrespectful stereotype. The first description of her was “toffee cream complexion and hazel green eyes.” And I shouted RIHANNA?! lol. But seriously, I wasn’t expecting that in this book simply because I’ve actually haven’t SEEN it much and it was a ni
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
3.5 - This was the first book in a seres about 4 brothers who are the sons of the God of Chaos. They are soul reapers. This book is the eldest (Dagan Krayl)son's book.

This book starts out very complicated and full of egyptian & underworls mythology. I love that, but it was presented way too complicated. It just starts running this complicated story, and it took me until I was half way through to figure out who was who. A faction or temple was mentioned, and chapters later there would be a discu
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Listened to this on audible. Great narrator.
This was the best ending to a love story I've read in a while. That last sentence killed me. Day is so inhuman the shit he does is just so hilarious. Overall story arc & world building hold much promise. Going to listen to book 2 next.
Originally read this October 31, 2010 It must have been interesting bc i purchase
Aug 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: found-for-others
I like the concept of this book but the execution was really disappointing. The writing is very repetitive, and relies way too much on telling instead of showing. The "mystery" was both obvious and yet, when the characters "figured it out", felt unearned. Finally, I know there are some people who are turned on by rape fantasy (which isn't really my thing, but it's fiction, so whatever works for you) and others who are so offended by it there is no redeeming a book that has it (which I also total ...more
Kathleen Stewart
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh boy. I'll try to make this short and sweet, the book is paced well but not fast it really wants to take its time in some of the details, but the sex is on fire, the Egyptian aspects totally cool and any guy that hands me a bloodied heart is a guy I wanna meet. I'll take book 2 please!
Sins of the Heart was a deliciously fun read. With a semi-cliff hanger ending, I'm left wanting more and wanting it now. I won't get into the mythology in the story much because (1) I'm sure someone else's review can give you that and (2) I'd probably screw it up.

But, I will tell ya that Dagan Krayle is the eldest son of Sutekh, the Lord of Chaos. He's a 300 yr old soul reaper who is tasked with retrieving malevolent souls for his father to feast on. Dagan has four immortal, half human sons
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Want a story that's full of plot twists? With a male lead that's hot and yet aloof, and a female lead that's feisty and has a backbone that would put badass warriors to shame?

Search no more, for this book has it all!

Roxy Tam was once saved by Dagan Krayl, a sugar-loving soul reaper. Ever since then, her life has never been the same. Becoming one of the Daughters of Aset, Roxy is now trying to find the remains of Dagan's dead brother and make sure they're not used to resurrect said brother. But D
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dynamic duo

Dagan is not a bright knight in shining armor and he wasn't there to save the damsel in distress. No, he was there to kill and destroy and Roxy just happened to be caught in the middle. I loved their dynamic. Lots of thrill and action. Its a slow burn romance between Roxy and Dagan with ups and downs. However the mystery piece holds it all together. Couldn't sleep until I finished it. Have to read the next one.
D.B. Reynolds
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eve Silver writes excellent PNR and this is no exception. She creates a detailed fantasy world and populates it with great characters. I loved Dagan and especially loved seeing the way Silver brought Dagan and Roxy together.
Stephanie  G
Jul 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Roxy is a heroine who can take care of herself. As a Daughter of Aset, it is her job to protect humans and she is very good at what she does. But Roxy is not an in your face female who constantly feels she has something to prove. While she is strong and can hold her own with the best of them, there is a side of her that fears being completely alone. She was abandoned by her mother when she was five and everyone she has cared about since has left her, including Dagan Krayl. She knows what he is a ...more
I´ve read good reviews about Eve Silver´s Otherkin Trilogy and thought maybe I´ll give the first book a try. Well, I´m glad I did.
I really loved the world Ms. Silver created and the book included everything I love to read about: (a mix of) mythology, action, interesting plot and of course a wonderful love story. The mystery was quite exciting and I had some prime suspects but I didn´t figure it out who the killer was (I NEVER figure it out by the way, sigh). But to my relief the killer wasn´t r
Actually, it would be more accurate to say that this was a 3.5 star book. It's definitely an interesting addition to UF, though it has it's flaws.

Roxy the heroine, is a daughter of Aset, meets the hero, Dagan Krayl, son of Sutekh. Actually, they meet before she becomes a daughter of Aset, but the end result is that they are enemies. 10 years later, they meet again, never forgetting each other. Unfortunately, it is to find the killer of Dagan's brother Lokan (who I'm actually liking a lot). Consi
Yall know how I feel about those nasty cliffhangers. Well, I knew this one ended that way but the reviews intrigued me until I had an itch that needed to be scratched. I downloaded the book last week and read it non-stop while I was in the hospital for 24-hour cardiac observation...(long story). This story was so good that I read it with the background noise of a heart monitor and doctors trying to figure out how I was walking around with a blood pressure in stratosphere. Me, I just read my Kind ...more
♡Meme♡Reads love♡
Ok, with this one. I had a hard time with my rating. I couldn't decide if I wanted to give it a 4✭ or 5✭'s. My reasons for wanting to give it a 5✭ was That, this was a great story full of mystery and excitement and wonder. The story is so complexed but at the same time you do understand whats going on. It's full of many puzzling pieces that you have to figure out and put together. I found myself enjoying it.

I also liked all the characters and we sure do have a lot of them to get to know. You h
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers of paranormal romance.
As I started reading Sins of the Heart and throughout it, I kept getting the euphoric feeling that I have found a new favorite author. The same feelings I had when I started reading Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Karen Marie Moning and the like authors. Sins of the Heart had everything I look for in a paranormal romance: a smart and feisty heroine, gorgeous drool-worthy hero from the Other world, a tight plot, believable and heart-pounding passion along with pages full of action and mystery.

Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very good urban fantasy with an interesting plot and satisfying romance! Three soul reaper brothers and sons of Sutekh are searching the people responsible for the murder of their youngest brother. Dagan is the brother featured in this story.

Roxy Tam is a Daughter of Aset, which is also an enemy of Sutekh, is on a mission to gather information on the soul reapers death, and to keep a young girl safe. Eleven years ago, Dagan saved her life and spared her soul, and since then they have had a conn
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is an imaginative book with a tint of darkness. Eve Silver has created a cool world with Egyptian Gods, soul reapers, and other underworld deities that are all fighting for power. The poor human girl, Roxy, is way over her head. Yet she’s been touched by the reaper, so consequently she's been tugged into their world and will never be the same.

I liked Dagan and Roxy and I was anxious to see them get together. Before that happens though, there’s a lot of mystery and intrigue to get through f
Tutti Dolci


This book left me not only HANGING but SALIVATING for the next one.

"You mean that I have to read the next book in order to know what happens?! Gaaaaah!" Why yes, yes I do.

And why do I not have that book on my Kindle already, you might ask? Oh yeah, because I'm busy ranting about my newfound love/hate for this series on Goodreads.

I kid. I kid.

I really liked this book. The pacing, the way the story unravels, but especially the way it ends. Clever, Ms. Silver. Vewwy cle
Carolyn F.
Roxy is rescued by Dagan, a soul reaper, who was there to harvest the soul of the man who was about to rape and kill her. He's attracted to her because of her strength and tries to help her start a new life. He warns her to stay away from a group because then she'll be his enemy and so of course, she goes running to the group. Years later they meet up again when his brother is killed. Their attraction never waned.

Good book, a cliff hanger at the end, but not a huge one. I like the series, but I
Dark gritty story about soul reapers! Dagan falls for Roxy, his enemy! I didn't like the beginning and didn't get into the story until midway thru it when I had to find out who the traitor was! Good ending!
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National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her "edgy, steamy, action-packed" books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award 2015, was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014, was listed as a 2013 American Bookseller's Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children's Book C ...more

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