Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Genre: Science Fiction Romance/ Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
“It’s official Take a Psycho to Work Day. Why else would I be here?”
Hunted. Hated. Betrayed. Outcast Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life. As one of the most recognizable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family. But surrender isn’t in him. He will fight to the bitter end. A resolve that is sorely tested when he narrowly escapes a trap that leaves him severely wounded. With what he believes is his dying breath, he saves a boy born to an extinct race from a group out to enslave the kid for his legendary abilities.
Ushara Altaan has spent her entire life hating the Andarion royal house that drove her entire species into virtual extinction. As a rare Andarion Fyreblood, she is sworn to end the existence of any royal she finds. But when Dagger saves her son’s life, she is torn between her people and a debt that can never be repaid.
Yet worse than Dagger’s family that’s still out to end hers and him, are the League assassins after him who will stop at nothing to claim the lives of her Tavali family. The only hope she has to save them all is to put their future and her faith into the hands of the very enemy whose grandmother personally extinguished Ushara’s legendary lineage. But how can she ever trust Dagger when he is a disinherited outlaw whose real name is synonymous with betrayal?
I fell in love with Jullien/ Dagger and I didn’t think that possible. It took me while to read and review this new release because it is such a heartbreaking story. Dagger Samari is an alias for Jullien eton Anatole, the twin brother of Nykyrian Quiakides/Nykyrian eton Anatole. If you have read this series you probably hated Jullien in the previous books. His story reminded me a lot of Styxx’s book in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter Series and this quote from Styxx fits this story perfectly.
“Just because you had it bad doesn’t mean I had it good.” -STYXX
I was an emotional mess reading Jullien’s story. I kept asking myself what else could possible happen to him and then something horrible kept happening. It’s one of those incredible books that rip your heart out but you want to read it anyway because it’s just epic. So that said this book ripped my heart out but everyone should read it. I loved it. Born of Legend will take you on an emotional ride full of action, adventure, danger and romance. Just have tissues handy when you sit down to read it.
If you’re new to the series I would recommend you start at the beginning to fully enjoy it. Each book has a HEA ending for different couples, but the series needs to be read in order to fully appreciate the characters and the series storyline. I can’t wait for the next book!
*Review copy provided by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.
Note about the League Series:
I’ve received some comments from other Dark-Hunter fans about their reluctance to try the League series because of the space setting so I wanted to let everyone know that if you love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Series you will love The League Series too. It’s not really about the setting for me. It’s about Kenyon’s writing style, her characters and their stories. They’re just epic and I love them all!
Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1ytVx7S
1. BORN OF NIGHT (First Generation).
2. BORN OF FIRE (First Generation)
3. FIRE & ICE (Second Generation) available in the OUT OF THIS WORLD anthology.
4. BORN OF ICE (Second Generation)
5. BORN OF SHADOWS* (First Generation)
6. BORN OF SILENCE* (First Generation)
7. CLOAK & SILENCE (First Generation)
8. BORN OF FURY* (First Generation)
9. BORN OF DEFIANCE * (First Generation)
10. BORN OF BETRAYAL* (First Generation)
11. BORN OF VENGEANCE* (First Generation)
✦Check out our favorite Sherrilyn Kenyon Quotes: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-iI
✦You can also check out an interview we did with Sherrilyn Kenyon Here: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1n4
*Interview was originally posted June 20, 2014 with our “Born of Fury” review.
Paperback Copy of Born of Fury (The League) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
*Reading in Pajamas is responsible for this giveaway.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.
In the last few years, she has placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick.
Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel, her Dark-Hunter novels are a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins. and the Chronicles of Nick manga are published by Yen Press. Chronicles and Nick and Dark-Hunter are soon to be a major motion picture and the Dark-Hunters are currently being developed as a television series.