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January 29 2015 @ 10:07 am
Born of Shadows (#4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon  
Title: Born of Shadows
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: The League, 4
Pages: 518
Rating: star_fullstar_fullstar_full
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Book Description:
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.

Thoughts on the Book:
When I first started this book, I had trouble getting attached to Desideria's character. I also had a little trouble with Caillen and Desideria being a potential couple but I quickly warmed up to them.

The thing I liked most about this book was we are taken back to the characters we originally met and is set only a few years after Born of Fire. I'm not entirely sure why Kenyon has jumped around in time but as long as we get stories of those we originally met, I'm okay with it.

I did enjoy Caillen as a character and I warmed up to the love story between Caillen and Desideria but the assassination plot became too complicated to follow and in the end it turned out to be exactly who I thought with a small twist that you only know anything about because of a hint dropped early.

I missed seeing Syn, Sharhara, Nyk, and all the others from the first two books.

Overall not my favorite of the series but not bad either.

The Series: