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Born Of Silence: The League Series: Book 5
 
 

Born Of Silence: The League Series: Book 5 [Kindle Edition]

Sherrilyn Kenyon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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A publishing phenomenon...[Sherrilyn Kenyon] is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene Publishers Weekly

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A publishing phenomenon...[Sherrilyn Kenyon] is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene Publishers Weekly

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 866 KB
  • Print Length: 625 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WQRV7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger...as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with.

Writing as Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kinley MacGregor, she is an international phenomenon with more than twelve million copies of her books in print, in twenty-eight countries. She's the author of several series including: The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Lords of Avalon. Her books always appear at the top of the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and USA Today lists.

Visit Sherrilyn Kenyon's award-winning website www.darkhunter.com

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As deep on emotion as 'Acheron' 2 May 2012
By Joanne K. Pilsworth VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think the previous reviewer did this book a disfavour in giving it only two stars. I bought this book as a result of that review and am pleased that I did.

The first thing to bear in mind is that the League books are completely different from the Dark Hunter series to the point that it could be a different author.

Yes, this book starts out sounding like a 'boy gets girl' sappy romance. Then Darling Cruel finds out just how much some members of the Resistance hate his family. The physical and emotional scars and how he has to deal with the fallout make this book. There is more detail about his friendship with Nykerian. In particular I like why he pretended to be homosexual and why he maintained the pretence no matter the cost to himself. In any case, if you read the collection of short stories about League characters, you would know that his homosexuality was not what it appeared. I don't think the author was afraid of having aa homosexual character because she contrasts Darling pretending to be homosexual with his best friend Maris, who pretended to be heterosexual for the sake of his family. Ms Kenyon confronts the prejudice facing the two characters very well.

It is clear that Darling had his reasons, from when he was a young boy being raised as a future ruler. I liked in particular his response to the complaint from a member of his government about the League laws and how he has managed to memorize them, because that is what he has to do to lead his people. The interaction with the League at the end of the story poses some interesting potential for future books in the series.

If you want a light read, this is not the book for you. If you want emotion and a story that might make you cry, buy this book. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stays with you 12 May 2012
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When I first started reading this book, I was a little disappointed - but only because Darling and Zarya are together at the beginning. I thought to myself, 'Well, how are the other four hundred pages going to go if they're already sweet on each other?' How wrong I was! I won't give anything away, but the plot is incredibly twisty and turn-y. Trust me, don't think this is your average love story.

This story still had me thinking about it today, and I finished it yesterday. It is full of pain, full of love, and full of friendship - the kind that has you tearing up every fifty pages or so. I really felt for Darling and Zarya, and especially Maris. It has the same impact upon your soul as Acheron, if you've read that.

The only criticism I have - and it made no difference to my enjoyment of the book - was that it sometimes felt like anecdote on top of anecdote. Stories of Darling's suffering and Maris' are very thick in the pages, and sometimes felt like it was a lot of backstory instead of action. But, like I said, it didn't detract from the power and gorgeousness of the story for me.

In my opinion, it is a story with depth, as opposed to a shallow one track romance, like I thought it would be in the beginning. I do not regret reading it at all, and would happily sacrifice the five/six hours I spent lost to it. (I'm a fast reader; might take others a little longer, haha!)I can hardly wait for the next 'Born' book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow 9 May 2012
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I love Sherrlyn Kenyon big fan of the Dark Hunters and Nick chronicals! The League series is non stop action and the men break your heart! this was no exception I read it and cringed when you know what Darlings been through, cried when he thinks he's been betrayed, lost people he loves and when at last gets a hea! this was a great book I totaly get why he said he was gay, I dont think Sherrlyn Kenyon is worried about writing about gay couples as Darlings best friend is gay (love him)
I cant wait for book 6 Born in Fury read the books in order to get the most from them but read them! they take you through every emotion but totaly worth the sleepness night to get to the end!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic addition to the series 5 May 2012
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The low starred review needs to be completely ignored here. This book was amazing. I love the League series, sometimes I struggle to choose between this and the DH series. Darling had always been assumed to be gay, but the low star reviewer must have never read the 3rd book where I'm pretty sure it mentions Darling's, so that should've been a major giveaway that he wasn't gay.
The storyline of this was amazing, I loved it. I wouldn't say his story was worse than Acheron's in the DH series. It was bad, but Darling dealt with it remarkably well. The female heroine was strong willed as well, and I liked her as a character just as much as I liked Darling. Maris stole this book for me though, I loved this character! He was fantastic! I was happy he got his own little happy ending!
The old cast of characters returned in the book and I remembered why I loved them all. Syn, Nykyrian and Caillen were all present with mini updates on their situations. I desperately want Nero's story and this book just wetted my interest even more. I think Hauk's is next however, so I'll have to wait for my Nero's still!
Otherwise, absolutely excellent book and well worth the money! It's a long book so it will take up your time well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Another excellent read from Sherrilyn Cole. I found the story gripping and at times heartbreaker. All the characters have their individual traits. Really enjoyed.
Published 2 months ago by suzanne dutton
5.0 out of 5 stars born of silence
This is another follow in the born trilogy and if not read these books yet do buy them and be kept in suspence until the end.
Published 5 months ago by elizabeth crossan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I loved this book, I've never cried so much. Both tragic and endearing at the same time. Sherrilyn Kenyon never fails to keep me gripped. I just couldn't put this book down. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chez42
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing series
Absolutely love this author and this series and charaters
in fact all of her series are brilliant, an amazing fantasy world to disappear into
can't wait for more... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Bex
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down!
Just got into this series and love them! Can't wait for the next one! SK has a way of writing which allows you to lose yourself in her characters.
Published 14 months ago by Laura
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad
I love the League books preceeding this one but I felt totally let down by Silence. It was too long and some scenes were so clunky I almost stopped reading altogether. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jaz-zing
5.0 out of 5 stars Born of silence
Excellent pace, concept and writing. Although hard to read the horrific torture scenes it was crucial to the plot. Read more
Published 15 months ago by M. A. Prescott
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic as Ever!
As with all Sherrilyn Kenyon's books, she writes in a way that makes you want to keep reading to find out what happens. Read more
Published 15 months ago by freespirit
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly fab!
I was impressed that this was a different plot to others as the couple concerned were already together, but this actually made the story more enticing, Darling is gorgeous and so... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jax
5.0 out of 5 stars Not 'just' a story
I opened this one with trepidation because the main character was portrayed as Gay in previous League books and yet he is set up with a female love interest. Read more
Published 16 months ago by I. Fenton
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