Paradise City (The League: Nemesis Rising Series #3)

Paradise City (The League: Nemesis Rising Series #3)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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ISBN-13: 9780505519696
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1994
Series: League: Nemesis Rising Series , #3
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.23(w) x 6.76(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the top of bestseller lists in every genre in which she writes, including romance, young adult, and science fiction. More than sixty million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her series include the Dark-Hunter series, the League series, and the young-adult series, Chronicles of Nick. The Dark-Hunter and Chronicles of Nick series have both been adapted for film.

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Born of Ice (League Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 343 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Alix Gerran has three weeks to save her mother and sister from execution by the Ritadarion Chief Minister of Justice Merjack. To free them, she must find evidence of treasonous activity by Devyn Kell, the son of the notorious couple Sharara Dagan and C.I. Syn (see Born of Fire). Merjack warns her every agent he has sent to bring Kell in to stand public trial has come home in a body bag. Alix obtains a position as an engineer on the same ship that Kell is a doctor. Once in service to the League as an assassin until he had an epiphany; now a Runner he smuggles supplies to those in need of basic sustenance in order to survive. . If she fails to find proof, Alix is to plant the evidence needed to legally hang Kell. However, she is not only attracted to him; she admires what he and other crew do for the downtrodden. He is falling in love with the new ship employee, but knows she hides something that he fears will make her his Achilles' heel. The third League tale is a fast-paced exhilarating romantic science fiction thriller that showcases the offspring of the heroes of previous tales (see Born of Night). Filled with action and plenty of humor, fans of the saga will enjoy this fine finish as Kell meets his equal in Alix. Readers will enjoy this strong rewriting of the Ichidian Universe even if Merjack a bit over the top of Olympus Mons with his degree of hatred surpassing the hottest sun. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be amazing. The only thing I'd change is the order of this book. It would be better placed at the end of the series.
Anonymous 5 months ago
love+this+series+
Anonymous 5 months ago
Good job!
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first two books of the series, mostly because by this point, the plotline is getting old. The instant love/lust-at-first-sight, the absolutely awful pasts (which I love, but it's getting predictable), the one character who thinks of him or herself as lower than dirt, and the other character who is, luckily, filthy rich.There's also so many characters with complex back stories mentioned in the book, and it's hard to keep track of unless you've memorized all the family trees of all the characters way back from Born Of Night.All this said, I still love it. Nearly impossible to put down.
nursewidener on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good end to a pararomance series. The characters are well defined the plot is one you can follow even if you don't read the book for a period of time and then pick it back up, within a few pages you can quickly remember not only the characters in this book but the ones from the previous 2 books. I would read this series again in a couple of years. Recommend it if you enjoy easy enjoyable read.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book three of the League series skips a generation, following the oldest son of C.I. Syn and the tracer Sahara Dagan. For Devyn Kell, a life of privilege didn't translate to spoiled rotten. He and his crew run desperately needed supplies through League-barricades to war-torn planets. When he has an engineer, that is.Alix Garran is desperate - if she doesn't get off-planet on Devyn's ship her mother and sister will be sold. Her families only chance is hiring on, and betraying Devyn Kell - the only problem? He's a man worth trusting... even loving. Trust, love, friendship... not exactly the most original plot, but the characters are likable and the crew members exchanges are a riot.
AngelLocke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Devyn is a man with a bad name and then you find out he's a caring yet lethal hunk. I loved this story. All of Kenyon's Born of series are great. If you haven't read this and are contemplating it... get to it!! It's GREAT. Kenyon is a master story teller and isn't afraid to let it get seriously steamy.
vampiregirl76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Born of Ice tells the story of Devyn Kell former League soldier and civilian Alix Garran. Devyn is always one step ahead of The League. While Alix, is sent to bring him in alive in order to save her family. With the past and their enemies catching up to them, they'll have to stick together if they want to survive.This is the third installment in The League series. On first seeing and hearing Devyn, Alix is mesmerized by him. She is at a total loss for words at his yumminess. Devyn is likewise attracted, but also haunted because Alix reminds him of someone he use to know. Shockingly Devyn isn't the tortured hero compared to the hero's in books one and two. This time it is our heroine that has the horrendous past. And I have to say Alix really deserves to wreak some vengeance.I loved this book, so far Devyn is my favorite League character. There is just something about him that pulls you in. He is dark and mysterious like the rest, but very sweet too. As always another action packed adventure from Ms. Kenyon. She has one of the best imaginations. I love spending time in her worlds. There is never a dull moment.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an entertaining story; however, it lacks the dramatic flair of the previous two books of the series. Specifically . . . The chemistry between Devyn and Alix fell flat. I get the instant attraction -- by all accounts Devyn is a nummy treat and who wouldn't want him. But the transition from lust to love is largely absent from the story. In fact, the whole romance element seems to take a backseat to the good vs. bad guys conflict. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless you picked this book up hoping to read a love story. If you did, you didn't get it.Another reason why this book doesn't work so well: Kenyon just doesn't seem as interested in her female protagonists as her male ones. Alix's tortured past lacks the obsessive and excessive angst found in Syn and Nykyrian's stories. If you reflect on Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series a moment, you'll likely find the same is true there, as well. Where Syn and Nykyrian are intense and larger than life, Alix is mechanical and contrived. So . . . if the author has relatively little interest in her characters, why should I pay any more attention?I suppose what I'm really saying is this -- "Born of Ice" reads as a League-Lite book, like a tacked-on conclusion to a trilogy added for contractual purposes rather than a burning need to tell a story. Which is a shame, because any story focused on Devyn -- the product of Syn's parentage and Nykyrian's tutelage -- should have been epic. Instead, we must settle for "entertaining".
windlover26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this one better that the other two and I'm sad to see she hasn't come out with another book.
dragonfairy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sherrilyn Kenyon continues her tale in the Ichidian Universe in Born of Ice. Here we get to follow the story of Devyn Wade Kell, the son of CI Syn and Shahara Dagan. I really enjoyed this novel. Devyn was a great character to adventure with, and you got to see how Nykyrian (now the emperor) and Syn were doing. Kenyon wrote a great story that had its own twists and turns and was very satisfying to read.
wrighton-time on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon takes us to the Ichidian Universe where we meet Alix Garran. Born a slave and used by her fathers men as entertainment she is suddenly thrust into center stage when her father dies and she along with her little sister and mother become slaves of the state. To save her family she is forced into service with her goal to infiltrate the life of Devyn Kell, either find or fabricate proof of miss deeds or her family will be sold and even worse her younger sister raped. Alix has skills as an engineer and is snapped up quickly for use on Devyn's ship. What she finds is that the people she is now working for are not what she is used to. She has value and is respected. She finds herself extremely attracted to the mysterious Devyn, but is conflicted because it is imperative that she save her family. As she ingratiates herself into his life, she meets his friends and confederates and finds in them all a sense of honor. Really not knowing what else to do, knowing that she will be killed if they find out she is a spy, she continues on her task. Devyn comes from a highly respected and feared family. Little does Alix know that while Devyn too is attracted to her he has learned in the hardest way possible that trust is a hard fought condition. When Devyn's father finds out that Alix is a spy all bets are off. Follow along on a journey where all is not what it seems and friendship and love are everything. Sherrilyn's characters sizzle on the page, they are in turns handsome and strong but also deadly and dangerous. The women are as strong and determined as the men and hold their own in a world full of assassins. As with all her League series, the characters are mouthwateringly attractive and extremely dangerous as well. Just the thing to escape into fantasy. Because of the complexities of the interactions of both friend and family this is a great book to read over and over. Each time it is like finding a new friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wish this author could write a single book where the primary character hasn't been raped, doesn't despise the opposite sex and doesn't make every male character interaction look like a couple teenage prep boys pretending to be thugs. If you've read one of SK's books, you've read them all because only the names change.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorite authors. I have read almost every book she has written and loved them all. This one was no exemption. I loved it. Her writing style is amazing, it kept me eager to continue. I just bought "Son of no one" and I cant wait to read it.
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Great read!!!!!
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A wonderful read :)
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thirsty_for_more More than 1 year ago
Sherrilyn Kenyon has once again done herself proud. I have yet to read one of her books that I could actually put down without reluctance. Unknowingly Kenyon has helped me lose 40 pounds by reading her "PAGE TURNERS" while on the treadmill. I got hooked on her books and have read everyone I can get my hands on. Born of Ice dared to not disappoint. I have yet to read one of her books that I'm not craving more for the characters she introduces and then sure enough she puts a book out expanding on the lives of the next excitinng characters. I await her next piece of work with impatience. A must read for sure.
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NeatoNetto More than 1 year ago
Once again Sherrilyn Kenyon takes you from the first page to the very last, left me wishing that it really wasn't the last page. All of her books make me so I can hardly wait to read the next page, wanting to hurry to the end. When I am finished with each book I always hope the next one will be as good, Kenyon never disappoints me each book is as good if not better than the last. My pocket suffers with every new Kenyon Series because I find myself having to get the first one and each one that follows, it is great entertainment worth every single penny!