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As deep on emotion as 'Acheron',
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This review is from: Born Of Silence: The League Series: Book 5 (Kindle Edition)
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.