Born of Shadows

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Born of Shadows

The League

In Born of Shadows, our hero Caillen Dagan starts out as a soldier of fortune merely surviving and constantly racing to save his sisters who always seem to be in trouble. This latest adventure of his sister Kasen has landed him in the precarious situation that may just cost him his head. But it's while he is in prison, awaiting execution, which the truth about his birth comes to light. Literally, Caillen's life is spared at the last moment and his journey changes to one of self-discovery, treachery, betrayal and possible love.

Desideria is our heroine, and she is a fierce warrior and body guard of her queen. Her past has not given her a lot of confidence, even though she has won her position through hard work, blood, sweat and tears. When she uncovers a plot to overthrow her country's government and kill her queen she is suddenly on an assassin's hit list. Caillen and she end up having to either fight together or die alone. If they can just get it together they might possibly save their government and respective leaders. If they don't, it could be the end for all of them.

Sherrilyn Kenyon has returned to her science fiction world with Born of Shadows. Ms. Kenyon is known for her Dark Hunter Paranormal Romance novels, where she has proven to be an inventive and prolific creator of paranormal realms. With her latest foray into science fiction and the League novels, Ms. Kenyon has shown herself to be talented author who can create a believable world and exciting cast of characters whether they are historical, paranormal or science fiction. Ms. Kenyon has once again created a world that is fascinating, detailed and highly interesting. Her characters are well drawn and believable. Born of Shadows is a riveting story that splendidly blends romance and science fiction.

Book Blurb for Born of Shadows

In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere . . . the only survivors are those ones who are . . . BORN OF SHADOWS

For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.

Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.

With assassination contracts out on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must learn to fight together or die alone. And if they fail, their governments will fall into the hands of an unimaginable evil.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 4.50