Born of Night

Mass Market Paperback | September 29, 2009

bySherrilyn Kenyon

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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.

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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. Thou...

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THE CREATOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING DARK-HUNTER SERIES INTRODUCES THE SENSATIONAL NEW WORLD OF THE LEAGUEIn 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 . . .HE WAS BORN ...

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 countrie...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 6.86 × 4.29 × 1.2 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic read The first time I read Born of Night I could not put it down. Even though it's timeline doesn't quite match up with the rest of the series it is still pretty awesome. I am going to keep rereading it for many years to come and I don't think I'll ever become bored of it.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Assassins with feelings. Check please! If you're into dark/badass fantasies AND a mushy romantic too then I definitely recommend Born of Night. The idea of a dark universe crawling with humanoid criminals is compelling... The plot is steadfast, the two main characters were great, and you'll love the supporting roles of Nykyrian's friends/allies. I will agree though that the repetitive nature of the saving, hiding, and love scenes were tedious and at times. I felt that I forgot Nykyrian was 'the most lethal man alive' at times because his abilities/character were often downplayed by Kiara's exploration and his own ever-soft moments. But hey, Kenyon said she wrote it years before her prime and psh, I couldn't put it down. Also really liked how the attention was focused on Nykyrian and Kiara, where every chapter focused on, at least, one of them and they would always think about the other ...classic romance driver!
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could’ve been better Could’ve been better This is the first book of The League series. This book starts off with a trained assassin named Nykyrian quitting The League, which is a group of highly trained assassins that keep order in the world. The mission he was supposed to do was kill a mother and her child. Not wanting to do that he decides to quit, but there are consequences to leaving the league. If you do you will be kill. Not fearing death he rips out his tracer and visit’s a friend telling him what happened. Move forward nine years later when we meet Kiara Zamir, a princess whose fathers political career has put her in danger. She has been kidnapped but some men who want her dead, but their space ship has been attacked. So Kiara struggles to get out of captivity, though gets saved by someone. They try to get her out thought get a warning the ship is about to explode. A second man comes in and just rips the cuffs apart picks her up and brings her to safety. Though she knows who this man is, it’s Nemesis, the most feared man in the universe. They bring her to their place where they have their own army called the Sentella, who keeps The League and other assassins in line When Nykyrian brings her back to her home planet, he drops her off and never looks back, though her father would like them to protect her. His partner Syn say’s no because Nykyrian said that they have to much work. Though there’s more that meets the eye between Kiara and Nykyrian though both of them fight it. Nykyrian has had such a bad childhood that he doesn’t let anyone in. He can’t trust people, doesn’t sleep unless necessary, doesn’t have any real friends except the people he has working for him. Kiara has to break through all that to get to him, though it isn’t easy. I liked this book, though it wasn’t great. It wasn’t as hot and smoldering as it could’ve been. It had real potential, though didn’t live up to it. There are two more books in the series and I’m hoping they have a little more to them. The characters we’re so messed up you had to feel for them. They all had their problems though work through them. Good book!
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nykyrian + Kiara = A Beautifully Tragic Romance I loved Born of Night! It seems that I haven’t been able to find a really good series lately, something that I can’t seem to put down. With this novel I was not disappointed. I was hooked from the very start. I loved the all the characters, especially Kiara’s. It was interesting to see how she reacts as she learns about the dark past Nykyrian endured, and how she is able to make his heart beat again. I can't wait to read Syn’s story!
Date published: 2010-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended... The fact it said New York Times bestselling author on the cover was very misleading. And I felt the back cover poorly portrayed the actual events of the story, so be warned. The prologue and first chapter were catchy (kudos to Kenyon for drawing the reader in quickly) but after that, the story didn't have a climax or any significant, suspenseful conflicts. This was disappointing, given the events early in the book and the potential Kenyon could have carried them with. Many events repeated themselves: love making, damsel in distress moments and not to mention the repetitious description of how attracted the two main characters were to each other! Describing the ideal man is great, except Kenyon pretty much filled the whole book with this. I found it really tiresome and there's more to writing than that. Overall, it's definitely not a book for everyone so unless you're a romance reader or fond of tame plots, I would stay clear of this one!
Date published: 2010-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing My fav book of the series. Lots of romance, action, and a man with a tortured soul.
Date published: 2010-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Don't really like Sherrilyn Kenyon's writing but this book was a wonderful surprise. I couldn't put it down. The characters actually had some depth to them and the plot was believable. I highly recommend it along with Born of Fire and Born of Ice.
Date published: 2009-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great New Series! Being a (HUGE) fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Darkhunter/Dreamhunter/Werehunter series I was curious to checkout her new "League" series even though it was more sci-fi than paranomal, but I was a tad afraid to start reading. What if I hated it? I loved this book (to the point of staying up til 2am cause I couldn't put it down). The first book in the series is about Nykyrian/Nemesis, a former member of the League who quit to start his own group of wayward asasins who aren't as corrupt. While on a mission they stummble across Kiara, a princess/ballet dancer who is a constant target because of her father. Nyk ends up being hired to protect Kiara from those who would harm her. As both of their pasts come into the light, the two fall for each other even though being together could mean the death for them both. I was reminded of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward when reading this book. Both have tortured heros with serve flaws who only need a little love to help them heal. I have a feeling that I will love this series as much as BDB.
Date published: 2009-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Loved it!!!! Great character's, great story and will make you go running to the book store for the next book! I love Nykyrian the assassin. He follows no ones rules except his own, he takes no crap from anyone and goes against the grain. He's always secretly wanted a dancer, Kiara but knew they were from two very different worlds. Kiara has had so many attempts made on her life that she should be use to it by now, but when the unbelievably gorgeous man rescues her and then takes on the job of protecting her, she wants to get to know him, but she soon realizes that it won't be easy to break those defensive walls he has built up around himself. This has everything and more you could hope for in a book. You laugh, you cry, you worry, and you are filled with anticiption.
Date published: 2009-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Futuristic fabulousness... Being a scientist by trade, I'm always looking for something to get my mind off of work. This book is IT! I've always loved SK, and this book does not disappoint. Packed with action, and with a male protagonist who's twisted and tough, this book is set in the far distant future, in a different galaxy ruled by a different rule book. But still manages to explore the cast system still present today, and to urge people to look below the surface of someone outward shell. Awesome book!
Date published: 2009-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read!! This has to be one of the best writes from Kenyon since Archeron. He is somewhat similar to Acheron, only by his not trusting anyone from the amount of hurt he has suffered in his life. This book has only remind me of why I can't get enough of Kenyon and her creativity. I HIGHLY recommned this book to all and anyone who feels that love isn't worth fighting for. Kenyon couldn't have picked a better damaged hereo to get her series started. I can't wait to the rest of the series.
Date published: 2009-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the wait!! I had waited a long time for this book to be re-released and I was not disappointed. I read it in one day, once I started it I could not put it down. The characters are well thought out and play off each other well. There was suspense, romance, laughter, intrigue...almost anything you could ask for this book has it. The main characters of Nykyrian and Kiara are well matched and you felt for them right from the start. My favourite Sherrilyn Kenyon character has always been Kyrian from Night Pleasures, but Nykyrian (name coincidence?) comes in a close second. I can hardly wait for the next installment - Syn's story in Born of Fire.
Date published: 2009-09-30

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Editorial Reviews

"[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