Monday, June 11, 2012

PNR Review: Born of Silence (The League) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Born of Silence" the 5th book in The League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Product Description

In a universe where corruption and deception rule all aspects of life, sparks of rebellion threaten to ignite . . .


As the Resistance leader, Zarya Starska's only goal is to topple the government that destroyed her entire family and left her penniless. Her biggest asset is a mysterious man known only as Kere.

But Kere has a dark secret. Born into a world that is as privileged as it is corrupt, his real name is Darling Cruel - and he is heir to the government Zarya wants to overthrow. No one has ever seen the real man behind the legend. No one except Zarya. But when she allows a weapon he designed to be used against his beloved sister, all bets are off.

Betrayed by the Resistance, Darling's goal is not only to reign, but to kill every Resistance member he can find. Zarya must stop Darling's reign of terror, but can she reach past his insanity to restore the hero who once fought by her side?

Product Details
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446573310
ISBN-13: 978-0446573313

My Review:

Darling Cruel is the heir to the Caronese Empire but his uncle Arturo assassinated his father and committed fratricide.  Over a long period of time his uncle Arturo has brutally, physically and sexually abused him.  Darling has taken the abuse and pretended to be gay to keep his mother Natalie and his two younger siblings Drake and Lise safe.  He is now 28 years old and is still seen as a minor and controlled by his uncle. Darling has a dark secret - he's known as the legendary masked Sentella warrior Kere.  No one has seen this man unmasked except for Zarya.

Zarya Starska is the Resistance leader and her one main goal since her family has been killed is to destroy and annihilate the viscious family who killed them.  She has allied herself with Kere but when the Resistance capture him and treat him like a piece of meat (just like his uncle) he vows vengeance against them and his uncle.

Born of Silence is full of action, intrigue at every corner and romance.  Darling was an intriguing hero who shows signs of insanity at times but Zarya brings him back.  I'm glad that Darling has a great friend in Maris who is in love with him to take care care of him.   He wants Darling to be happy so he brings Darling and Zarya together to help work their problems out since he knows they love each other.

We see previous characters from the other books and I really like how they consider Darling as family.  Love their interactions.


Other books in series:

1.  Born of Night
2.  Born of Fire
3.  Born of Ice
4.  Born of Shadows
5.  Born of Fury - Apr 1, 2013

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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