Born of night

Sherrilyn Kenyon, 1965-

Book - 2009

Sci-fi romance. 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.

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Romantic suspense fiction
Romance fiction
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks c2009.
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Sherrilyn Kenyon, 1965- (-)
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539 p. ; 18 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

Kiara Zamir, a tiny professional dancer considered a princess by virtue of being the daughter of her planet's president, is kidnapped and brutalized by minions of his political adversaries. She is rescued by a team led by the tall, beautifully hard-bodied Nykyrian Quikiades, who is part human and part Andarian. Nykyrian, raised to be lethal, and the youngest person ever to reach the elevated level of Command Assassin, walked away from everything and everyone in his life when he left the League, which owned him for life because of a conflict with his personal ethics. With the deadliest assassins in the Ichidian Universe hired to kill Kiara, Nykyrian and his cohort keep her safe. Kiara discovers that there is much more to tormented Nykyrian than his ruthless reputation and superior talent for killing. Readers with a well-developed suspension of disbelief will find the world of the Ichidian Universe, where people can zip to different planets for shopping and dinner, enticing and the characters unforgettable. This complete reworking and huge expansion of Kenyon's Born of the Night (1996) will be welcomed by her enormous fan base and enjoyed by readers new to her. Great for readers who like lots of action and adventure mixed with sexy romance. Watch for subsequent novels in the League series.--Tixier Herald, Diana Copyright 2009 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon (The Dark-Hunter novels) restores three out-of-print titles in the series the League Novels, creating a more pronounced interconnected universe between the books. The first in the trilogy offers new readers an introduction to her Ichidian Universe, while restoring parts from the original manuscript and other rewritten material for the more familiar fan. Princess Kiara Zamir in repulsed by those who perpetuate violence like the brutal attacks on her family. Nykyrian Quiakides, a hybrid human and Andarion (a predatory alien race), is a former assassin for The League, who now leads a group of vigilantes known as The Sentella. Ironically, Nykyrian's team finds themselves serving as protectors of Kiara against kidnappers and assassins, giving Kiara and Nykyrian, two broken individuals, a chance at romance-if they can survive. The story is fast-paced, with graphic violence and sex in almost equal amounts. Kenyon thrives when developing the relationship between the two protagonists, putting the focus on relationships rather than world-building, which may disappoint some readers. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.