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September 01 2015 @ 01:53 pm
Born of Defiance (League, 9) by Sherrilyn Kenyon  
Title: Born of Defiance
Series: League, 9
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pages: 519
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Book Description:
Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be.

But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he’s ever known to stand up to tyranny. It’s a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail.

My Thoughts About the Book:
Some seem annoyed by the fact we are being introduced to a new character but I have a feeling all will be revealed in the next book. One thing I actually loved about this book was it takes place about the same time Nykyrian's story and I believe during Syn's story as well. I like reading the overlap of the character's stories.

In this not only are we meeting a new character but he's related to someone we know and someone we want to read about and learned a little about in the previous book. Fain Hauk. As we learned in Dancer's book the Hauks are a powerful family in Andarian society but they have some tragic history going on there.

All I can even remember about Fain is he loved a woman who was terrified to have his child. So I went back and checked to find out it was a human woman. So who is Galene and Talyn? I think we'll have to wait to find out but even before we do we learn half the story.

Apparently, Galene loved Fain and never had the chance to tell him she was carrying their child before Christen eton Anatole stepped in a did something which got Fain disowned. Man I despise the Anatoles even if Nyk is one.

What we come to find out is that not having that paternal lineage means Talyn has the potential to be royalty but is now one of the lowest casts on Andaria. This means he's treated terribly and to make matters worse he has a genetic secret he must keep.

In desperate loneliness Talyn clicks on an ad for a companion. He figures paying a woman to be his even if she hates him, is better than the bitter loneliness he's dealing with. He does it all because he wants a moment of happiness. Talyn finds Felicia who is sweet and kind and studying to be a doctor.

Felicia can't even imagine why Talyn would accept the contract for her with all the conditions she's put on it. But after meeting the terrifying Ring Fighter Military man she finds him sweet.

Felicia quickly realizes her terms were acceptable because Talyn is almost never around and he's willing to spend every drop of money he has on her so he has someone.

It quickly turns to love but if only life were easy when the Anatoles are involved. Christen is Talyn's CO which means Talyn doesn't have down time and is constantly abused for thing fabricated against him but Felicia and Talyn together are a force to be reckoned with and life on Andaria will change drastically because of their love.

Despite, not knowing who this character was when I started the book; I became very invested in Talyn and Felicia's future and I'm hoping there is more good news in their future with Fain's book.

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