Born of Fire (League Series #2)

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FROM THE CREATOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING DARK-HUNTER NOVELS—

THE SPELLBINDING LEAGUE SERIES CONTINUES!

In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now…

HE TAKES NO PRISONERS.

Syn was raised ...

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Overview

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING DARK-HUNTER NOVELS—

THE SPELLBINDING LEAGUE SERIES CONTINUES!

In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now…

HE TAKES NO PRISONERS.

Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.

SHE OFFERS NO ESCAPE.

Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she’s the only one who can bring him to justice. There’s only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who’s helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn’s protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it’s kill or be killed—and they, the predators, have just become the hunted…

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312942311
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Series: League Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 169,723
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon

In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times, and since 2004, she has placed more than 50 novels on the New York Times list. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and Nevermore. A preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, Kenyon helped pioneer and define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world. She lives with her husband, three sons, a menagerie of animals and a collection of swords.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Good Book

    This book allows insight into a world that is dangerous, deadly and scintillating. As many Sherrilyn Kenyon fans know it is a continuation of Born of Night and explains why Syn also known as Sheridan has disappeared in the way that he did. There are many major themes that show up in this book and some more explanations as to why this world has turned out the way it did and why Syn himself has done so. I hope you enjoy the read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    he second Ichidian Universe League futuristic fantasy romance is teriffic

    With the deaths of their parents, as the oldest Sharara "Shay" Dagan takes responsibility for her two younger sisters and brother. She has fed them and put roof over their heads by being a free-tracer bounty hunter. However, with bills still to pay and her sibling Tessa hospitalized, she needs to make money fast or the government will refuse medical treatment. She accepts a contact to bring in accused rapist killer C.I. Syn, a friend of her sister Caillen. They know each other and he has been kind to her family, but a job brings in needed cash.

    Shay pursues Syn as only she can. He is on the lam struggling with the betrayal by his wife and his son and knows his pursuer is a legend in bringing in criminals. However, when Shay catches up to Syn, she fears her attraction to him may be coloring her belief he is innocent; but she prays she is right because she is taking a chance that could harm her sister.

    The second Ichidian Universe League futuristic fantasy romance (see Born of Night) focuses on two people who know each other, but his past has made him a semi-loner as expected of an assassin while she remains responsible for her siblings. Fans will enjoy this rewriting of an e-book as this is the ultimate cat and mouse gender war between a take no prisoners tracer and an assassin felon as only Sherrilyn Kenyon can describe.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    A New Favorite

    Let me start out by saying if you read "Born of Night" and "Born of Fire" back to back, please be sure to read the author's note at the beginning of these books. Especially "Born of Fire". If not, you might end up being a tad bit annoyed. I read the note and so I went in prepared for the deviations.

    I have never felt as connected to a character as I did Shahara who is our heroine in this book. Growing up poor, I know what its like to look at something you want so badly but you can't afford it. I also know what its like to have to be the responsible one and not want to show weakness. I sadly don't have the closeness she did with her siblings but ever emotion Shahara felt throughout this story I felt right along with her deeper than I ever had a character before.

    I hurt for Syn and his story. He may have actually become one of my most favorite heroes that Kenyon's ever written. I love Acheron, Vane, Zarek, Fang and tons of the others but I think Syn will always have a special place in my heart.

    I don't know why, as I said before, I'm not a big SciFi fan but this one is definitely on my favorites list. Even as I hurried to see how the book ended, at the same time, I was sad when I did reach that conclusion. I wanted more. The true sign of a good story.

    I didn't go into this series thinking I'd be dying for the next installment as I had her other books but I find myself pleasantly surprised. Next time I see Sherrilyn Kenyon, likely during Dragon*con, I will be taking Born of Fire because this is a book I definitely want signed.

    Five Stars. Not to sound cliche but I laughed and cried and all at the right moments. There were even times I held my breath. This is a book worthy of your shelf.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Outstanding!

    Exciting, funny and thrilling. There was definitely passion steaming too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

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    It had me until the end

    My opinion of this book is mixed.

    I almost didn't read it. The storyline of the first book in the series moved me, but the frequent and repeated errors in the book aggravated me. But, in the end, I decided I enjoyed the book enough to read the next. The errors left in this book were not the authors fault -- that's why editors are paid to edit books -- to fix these things. I am an editor myself, and I do not in any way profess to being without mistake when I edit a book. But, some of these were so blatant that so bad that I wonder if it wasn't just run through spell check and sent on.

    So, I read the second book. Once again, awful errors throughout the book. My husband laughed at me because I read it on a road trip, and he found it humorous how annoyed I would get. But, again, I put this on the editor and not the author.

    What I DO place on the author, however, is the anti-climactic ending and the lack of continuity between book one and book two. Yes, I read the foreword that said the books had originally been published by two different houses, and thus weren't intended to line up. But, when she knew she would be releasing the books as a series, why did she not take the time to adjust the books to make them align?

    Perhaps if she had, she would have had a more adequate ending. I was IN this book all the way through -- even though I stuttered and growled at the errors -- right until the last chapter or so. It was intense and riveting until then, but the ending was flat and unemotional. After the emotional wringer we go through with Syn and Shahara, i wanted a sweeping and intensely emotional ending. I didn't get it.

    So, setting the bad editing aside, I give 90% of this book a high score -- 4 stars. Not perfect, but very good. The author relied a little too much on the misunderstanding/TSTL scenario to keep them apart. But, for the mediocre and anti-climactic ending, I dropped the score.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    Re-reading it as I type this... lol

    Re-reading it as I type this... lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Must read!!!

    Execellent book! I love her work. You won't want to put it down once you start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Great read!

    Great story kept me engrossed the whole time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Chris

    Flipps through there channeld

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Gracie

    Looked at you*

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  • Posted June 1, 2014

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    ~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    ~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Syn is on the run. So what else is new? Only this time the person chasing him is his best friends older sister and a part of him, the part south of his brain, kind of wants to be caught. But as much as Syn wants Shahara, can he trust her? A life time spent being betrayed and hurt by the ones who should love him has made Syn wary and Shahara has an agenda of her own. 

    We first meet Syn in Born of Night and I am so glad we didn’t have to wait long for him to get a book of his own. Syn has ‘hero material’ stamped all over him; he has a horrific past full of torture, pain and injustice and yet he is still essentially a good person, a good person with some mad seduction skills and the body of a god. Obviously I loved him. 

    Shahara, our feisty heroine I also really liked. She was strong and compassionate, and also came fully equipped with a horrible past of her own. This gave both Syn and Shahara issues that they both had to deal with before they could move on and conceive of being happy. But, I really loved seeing them both together Kenyon really got their chemistry spot on, the witty banter and sexual tension between them leaves you racing to read the next page. Kenyon also throws in some action, both in and outside the bedroom, laughter, not to mention a few tears, which all came together to make a fantastic read. 

    The League is definitely one of my favourite series, the world continues to grow and develop with each book. It also demonstrates that romance set in a Sci-Fi world need not be cheesy, but instead can produce an interesting and different platform from which a romance can launch.

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    Excellant!!!!

    Another Kenyon success!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Great

    Great story

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    This was my second favorite book of the series. author went into

    This was my second favorite book of the series. author went into great detail about syn's past. it had great  action along with romance. this book showed how talented smart and deadly but vulnerable syn truly is. for me i definately fell in love with his character through this book. and i thought the romance between shahara n syn was amazing and absolutely love them as a couple

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Didnt think i'd like reading about Syn but turns out i was wrong

    Didnt think i'd like reading about Syn but turns out i was wrong. Great adventure mixed with love. There isnt anything better.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Must Read

    This is another amazing book in the League series. I hope everyone enjoys it.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Seax Shahara (Shay) Dagan has never failed to get her target and

    Seax Shahara (Shay) Dagan has never failed to get her target and doesn't intent to now either. Her target is none other than C.I. Syn or Sheridan Digger Wade whose famous father Irdian Wade. Everyone expects Syn to be like his father~sins of the father and all that. Shahara treats Syn as if he's his father but soon discovers that the man underneath isn't at all what she expected or thought could be. Shay feels that her tightly controlled walls of emotions are cracking in ways she neither expected or thought possible. Shay gets her target but it's he who gets under her skin. Syn's tightly controlled world comes crashing down around his eyes at the sight and sound of Shay. He swore that he would never get as vulnerable with another woman after what Mara did to him. He's stunned to learn that Shay sees him for the broken childhood he experienced. Shay sees Syn completely and loves him any way which surprises her but fears telling him so. Syn starts to believe in what Shay sees in him until she betrays him just like everyone else in his life has. Can Shay clear Syn's name? Will Syn believe Shay when she tells him the truth? Can Shay let go of her past? Will Shay be able to win Syn's trust back? Your answers await you in Born of Fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    *FART*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Loved it!

    Another great one!

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    Do not miss gotta read

    love this author and series holds you all the way to the end.Have read this book 4 times now its that good.

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