Review: Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted August 21, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Silence
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

4 Stars


Released: May 1, 2012
Series: The League #5
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 614

Kere is a lethal assassin and also one of the founding members of the Sentella, an organization whose aim is to fight injustice where they find it. But, he is also Darling Cruel, the next Ruler of one of the most powerful kingdoms in the Universe and also one of the most despised men in space. Humiliated and tortured on a daily basis to keep his family safe no one really knows the true Darling Cruel, not even the woman he loves, Zarya , the leader of the rebels who oppose his family rule and knows him as Kere, an ally to her cause. But, her love for Darling is tested when her men drag him to her in chains without his mask…..and she fails with devastating consequences.I admit I was highly skeptical about this book, I mean Darling was gay right? So what’s he doing with a girlfriend? I was told it would all be explained in the book to my complete satisfaction, and I admit I am not as devastated as I thought I would be. In any other authors work apart from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s I may have still been disgruntled, but been as Ms Kenyon seems to take great delight in torturing her heroes more then any other author I have ever read, her coming up with Darling being gay in a severely homophobic society who enjoys watching his pain and humiliation kind of makes sense.

But despite being apprehensive about the gay thing, I have been looking forward to this book, although I don’t really like her Dark Hunter series (there are exceptions, Vane and Wren yum!) the League series has captured my imagination. Logically I know that it is basically Dark Hunters -in -Space, but something about it makes me pre-order each new book in the series. This book wasn’t that much different from the others, only to time it was Darling’s turn on the rack and Zarya’s turn to sooth him, and I liked both of them and they definitely had on the page chemistry. I did find their relationship a little bit hard to swallow at first because of previous events, but by the end, much like the gay issue, I accepted it.

What I liked most about this book was the way at the end the game has been changed, and I can’t wait to see the impact this has on the next book In the series, which I believe in Hauk’s although it looks like there will be a novella for Maris towards the end of year.

Although this wasn’t much different from any of the other books in the series, I did enjoy it and will be eagerly waiting for the next book.

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About Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series.

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I really liked this one but it was hard to read at times. Like you said, Sherrilyn Kenyon likes to torture her heros and that she did with Darling.

I didn’t know there would be a novella for Maris. I loved him 🙂

Great review Suz!

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Maria D.

I haven’t read this series but I might give them a try – I just can’t seem to get into the author’s style


Sounds interesting!

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