Sunday, February 3, 2013

PNR Review: Born of Night (The League, Book 1) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Born of Night" the 1st book in her League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Product Description

In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption.

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League — and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.

As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312942303
ISBN-13: 978-0312942304

My Review:

Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades is also known as Nemesis a dark and deadly warrior with a reputation as a ruthless mercenary.  He has a dark secret:  he's admired and dreamed about Princess Kiara a beautiful and famous dancer.  He's feelings for Kiara helps him accept a contract to protect her from death's harm any way possible.  Then he and his friends become hunted by her father's people and The League.

Princess Kiara has a death contract against her because her father refuses to be intimidated by his enemies.  She feels very safe with Nykyrian but she doesn't trust him or his friends at first but then eventually she realizes they are the good guys.

I really liked Nykyrian with his dark and violent past (I really felt for him regarding his childhood and all the hardship he went through) and how it made him the man he is today.  He's very caring and helps innocent people and only kills ones that deserve it.  I thought Nykyrian could do a lot better!

Kiara on the other hand I couldn't stand her with her opinions and the way she treated Nykyrian and his friends.  She's not a worthy heroine for Nykyrian.

1 comment:

Mary Kirkland said...

I whole heartedly agree with your review. I loed this book but I didn't really care for her character at all.

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