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Born of Night : League Series : Book 1 - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Night

League Series : Book 1

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Published: September 2009
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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.

About the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than sixteen million copies of her books in print, in over thirty countries. She is the author of the Dark-Hunter novels, which have an international cult following and always appear at the top of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today lists. Writing both as Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kinley MacGregor, she is also the author of several other series, including: The League, Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, The Dream-Hunters and the forthcoming Nevermore.

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  • Easy to read (5)
  • Takes you to another world (4)
  • Well written (4)

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      4.0

      Outstanding read

      By Bookworm1

      from Central Coast NSW Australia

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      Pros

      • Compelling Characters
      • Easy To Read
      • Takes You To Another World
      • Well Written

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        I found the service delivery to be ok and my parcel arrived on excellent condition

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Remi

        from Perth

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        • Easy To Read
        • Takes You To Another World
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            Comments about Born of Night:

            Wow! Couldn't put this book down. It has complex characters who you care about, plenty of action and adventure and a great romance.

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            4.0

            A Good Read

            By Remi

            from Perth

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                Comments about Born of Night:

                As always, Sherilyn Kenyon delivers. This is another great book in the series, although I found book 1 and 2 a little more compelling.

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                5.0

                Love this book... can't get enough

                By Bookworm Bub

                from Brisbane

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                Pros

                • Compelling Characters
                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Original Story
                • Takes You To Another World
                • Well Written

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                  Comments about Born of Night:

                  Having read all the League series books this one is by far my favourite of them all and re-read until the pages have been worn. Nykyrian Quiakides... League Command Assassin of the First Order. Tired of an assassins life that he was brutally forced into at an early age, he is now a hunted renegade with a staggering price on his head. Forming an outlawed band called the 'Sentella', he joins with others of his kind to now protect the innocent, while keeping in line other Governments from different worlds who would stop at nothing to acheive their goals. Born Of Fire is book you can-not-put-down. Fantastic storyline, packed with action, danger and hot steamy romance. If you love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters, then you're going to fall in love all over again with Nykyrian Quiakides in Born Of Night.

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                  5.0

                  You definately can't put this book down

                  By Bookworm Bub

                  from Brisbane

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                  Pros

                  • Compelling Characters
                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Great Storyline
                  • Original Story
                  • Takes You To Another World
                  • Well Written

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                    Comments about Born of Night:

                    First book in the League series. Published 1996. Having read all the League series books this one is by far my favourite of them all and re-read until the pages have been worn. Nykyrian Quiakides... League Command Assassin of the First Order. Tired of an assassins life that he was brutally forced into at an early age, he is now a hunted renegade with a staggering price on his head. Forming an outlawed band called the 'Sentella', he joins with others of his kind to now protect the innocent, while keeping in line other Governments from different worlds who would stop at nothing to acheive their goals. Born Of Fire is a book you can-not-put-down. Fantastic storyline, packed with action, danger and hot steamy romance. If you love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters, then you're going to fall in love all over again with Nykyrian Quiakides in Born Of Fire.

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                    Can't fault Booktoppia. Great service. Fast post with very reasonable rates

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                    "[A] publishing phenomenon...[Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene." -"Publisher's Weekly"

                    "Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels." --"Boston"" Globe"

                    "[An] engaging read." --"Entertainment Weekly"

                    Author's Note:

                    Authors will always tell you that every book they write is special. That they all hold a tender place in our hearts. This is very true, but some of them are particularly precious.

                    For me, this book is one of them. Nykyrian and Syn were actually my childhood playmates. As a latchkey kid, I used to turn the kitchen chairs on their backs and pretend I was flying through space with my best friends by my side. I know it sounds silly, but I was hooked and I adored them.

                    Over the years, I wrote down many adventures I took with them and when I was in college and had decided to write my first “real” novel, i.e. one I was actually going to submit to publishers, there was no one else I wanted to write about.

                    I spent a year drafting Born of Night by hand– yeah, that was entertaining. Anyone who has ever attended a signing knows how illegible my writing is. During Christmas break 1986, I sat down to type it out and decipher my horrible penmanship. Of course, I didn’t own a typewriter and was trying to find one I could borrow.

                    As with so many other times in my life, my older brother came to my rescue by borrowing one from his roommate. I spent every spare minute when I wasn’t working at my jobs, typing the manuscript. When I finished, my brother came for the typewriter and I can still remember the smile on his face when he said, “I know it’s a winner, baby. I can’t wait to read it.”

                    My brother died a few weeks later and I didn’t have the heart to send the manuscript out. It would be three years before I’d find the courage to pursue my writing again– and to that I owe two very special people in my life. Diana Porter Hillock- my best friend from high school and my husband, Ken. But for them, I’m not sure I’d have ever written again. I know without Ken having bought me a Brother Wordprocessor (we couldn’t afford a computer), I would definitely not be writing today. I can never, ever thank the two of them enough for the gift they gave me. For the precious gifts of love, support and companionship that my husband continues to give to me everyday– I definitely don’t deserve him. I hope everyone has someone in their life like my Ken, because I don’t know how I’d make it through without him.

                    Born of Night was bought in 1992, but wasn’t published until 1996. There’s a long story there and maybe one day I’ll tell it. It was the last book I published until 1999. Another long story that you can read about on my website.

                    It is one of only three novels I’ve ever had to go out of print and thanks to St. Martins, all of them will be back in circulation in the next few months. Thank you SMP, Monique, Matthew, Sally and Jen for giving me the chance to soar and for all you, and the rest of the team, do day in and day out to get the books to the stores. I couldn’t ask for a greater group of people to work with.

                    Those of you who have read or who own the original Born of the Night will notice the size difference. In this version, I was able to return the original scenes to the book that were edited out because they were deemed too harsh for the market at the time it was originally published. Because the original League books were all released by different publishers, I also had to break them apart, change character names and such to make the series look like it wasn’t related. All that’s gone and the books now read like the series they were intended to be.

                    I hope you enjoy your adventure in the Ichidian Universe. This is the place where I grew up and where I roamed the streets with an assassin, a thief and a bounty hunter. Yeah, I was a really strange child LOL. And I hope you’ll return here with next month’s release of Born of Fire.

                    ~Sherrilyn Kenyon

                    ISBN: 9780312942304
                    ISBN-10: 0312942303
                    Series: League Novel
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 539
                    Published: September 2009
                    Publisher: St. Martin's Press
                    Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 10.8  x 2.9
                    Weight (kg): 0.26

                    Sherrilyn Kenyon

                    Multi-published romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon, AKA Kinley MacGregor, knows men. She lives outside of Nashville, TN with her husband, three sons and assorted pets. Raised in the middle of eight boys, and currently outnumbered by the Y chromosomes in her home, she realises the most valuable asset a woman has for coping with men is a sense of humour (not to mention a large trash bag and a pair of tongs).

                    Visit Sherrilyn Kenyon's Booktopia Author Page