Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Syn has lived under the shadow of his father’s reputation since he was ten. He has managed to discourage numerous bounty hunters from wanting to come after him more than once on the sheer basis of his reputation along. That is until Shahara Dagan finds him. Shahara will do whatever she has to in order to save her siblings from the trouble that they bring upon themselves and that means breaking her word to C.I. Syn. But when she’s approached to find something from his past, she will have to closely interact with him in order to get the information that she is looking for. What she does not count on is falling in love with him. But will she be able to choose between him or her responsibilities to her family?

I do not even know where to start with this book. Syn is mysterious, intriguing and I keep rooting for him to open up to Shahara despite what has happened in his past. Shahara, on the other hand, I do not know whether to shake her really hard and smack her upside the head a few times or respect her for her loyalty and desire to put her siblings needs above her own. Syn and Shahara have an exciting chemistry that keeps the book engaging and exciting as well. There is no time for boredom with this book since Syn is constantly on the run from various bounty hunters. Both characters have a dysfunctional past that they seem to overcome in the grand scheme of things.

I LOVE this series. I am already anticipating getting my hands on Born of Ice. This is one series that probably does not need to be read in order since each one focuses on a different set of characters. But Born of Night does give some insight into Syn’s character, so I probably would suggest reading it first. If you enjoy futuristic, sci-fi novels, then this is a must read. Sherrilyn Kenyon has outdone herself in fighting to keep this series alive.

Book Excerpt: In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now…

Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.

Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she’s the only one who can bring him to justice. There’s only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who’s helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn’s protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it’s kill or be killed—and they, the predators, have just become the hunted…

Book Stats:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 540 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; 1 Original edition (November 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312942311
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312942311
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    Books in the League series in the order they should be read:
    Born of Night
    Born of Fire
    Born of Ice

    Syn has lived under the shadow of his father’s reputation since he was ten. He has managed to discourage numerous bounty hunters from wanting to come after him more than once on the sheer basis of his reputation along. That is until Shahara Dagan finds him. Shahara will do whatever she has to in order …

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    Virginia Hendricks is the Review Manager for bittenbybooks.com. She has way too many books in her TBR pile. She found the world of paranormal during a brief hiatus from “bodice ripping” romance novels. Her entrance into the world of paranormal began with great authors such as Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris and Keri Arthur. She has met many great authors and friends in her foray into the world of paranormal and urban fantasy novels. She lives in PA, roots for the sixburgh Steelers, the Penguins and the Pirates. She has two cats, and a wonderful understanding and loving husband. She also quilts, cross stitches, plays bells and plays pinball and wonders how she has time to work for a living.

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    1. I loved this whole series and I just finished the 3rd book and cannot wait for more. Ms. Kenyon has the best imagination ever beginning with her Dark Hunters and now these, which of course were written first. I love the heroes and the heroines and even the bad because they are written so well. But you got to love Vyk! He just cracks me up and is better in the 3rd book.