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Born of Ice (A League Novel) Hardcover – 2009

Book 3 of 8 in the League Series

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's book club; Book Club edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615236082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615236084
  • ASIN: B002ZDNF9I
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,469,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another great success from an amazing writer!
Elizabeth Sullivan
It just seems like there were just too many convenient "facts" that were thrown out there and you had to accept it for what it was.
Aelez Godun
The story was full of action, romance, humor, and all the characters were entertaining.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 1, 2009
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This was my favorite of the three League novels. The story was full of action, romance, humor, and all the characters were entertaining. I couldn't stop reading it and wished it had been a lot longer. Though this is science fiction romance (versus the author's Dark and Were Hunters paranormal romance books), there's nothing complex in its story line. To me, it was that elegant, to the point 'woman meets man - man meets woman - they fall in love - have great sex - have some problems to solve - solve the problems - and live happily ever after' simplicity that made it such a perfect enjoyable read.

The romantic leads in this story are Devyn (Syn's and Sahara's son) and his 'heroine' Alix. The major characters from the previous two books have background roles but a lot of their children play major roles. And Vik (the mech from Born of Fire) is present with all his adorable, sarcastic humor. All these characters added just the right touch of tying in all three stories into one happy ending that I loved.

I hope Sherrilyn Kenyon comes up with another League novel. I like this series even better than the Dark-hunters books.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Aelez Godun on December 17, 2009
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I enjoyed the first two books as they had good character development that really dug into character motivation that goes into psyche and action. It's hard to connect with Devyn, Syn's son, and while we are at it, Nyk's spawns also. These "trust fund babies" have been given everything to them and with all their parents' political connections, it makes me wonder if Devyn will ever get punished even if he is caught as a Runner. There's no conflict because I feel like these kids are like the Paris Hiltons of the world.

Questions loom for me (could be spoilers) like if Nyk hated the League so much, why did a handful of his kids join? Andron's situation was a real bummer. Did Shahara have a personality switch or what? I still love Syn, because he is that good. Palen's twist was just too convenient to tie everything together. While we are at it, his personality wasn't really explored, it was just there.

My biggest one ponderment...
How did the "manwhore" Caillan Dagan become an Emperor. Did I miss something?

It just seems like there were just too many convenient "facts" that were thrown out there and you had to accept it for what it was. There was no depth.

A fast read, but just wasn't as good or fulfilling as the first two books. I do enjoy this universe, but just feel that this book was rushed and had the potential for a greater plot line.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PenName on March 11, 2010
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I read all three books in the series and if you loved the first two, this one might be a little bit of a let down. It was still a decent read (partly because I hate not finishing series), but it lacked a lot of the character development and substance that the first two books had. Part of what I liked about them was that they weren't just romances-they were action, sci-fi, romance and had some actual depth to them. This book was much more of a run of the mill "romance" complete with cheesy scenes and lines. Everything seemed to work out just a little too conveniently, like the author just wanted to finish up the series and either didn't put as much of her heart into it as the other two books or ran out of ideas. I liked what one reviewer said when he/she compared all of the prior character's kids as "the Paris Hilton's of the world." All those wealthy family connections with Emperors, Doctors, Top Smugglers, League Assassins, etc. made everything in the book flow too perfectly, with no real consequences.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
And where did the twist with Paden come from except an obvious attempt to tie up loose ends in an all too cheesy happy ending? Also, having "Mom" check in every 5 minutes was a little ridiculous...not how I picture Shahara as a mother.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on December 26, 2009
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Alix Gerran has three weeks to save her mother and sister from execution by the Ritadarion Chief Minister of Justice Merjack. To free them, she must find evidence of treasonous activity by Devyn Kell, the son of the notorious couple Sharara Dagan and C.I. Syn (see Born of Fire). Merjack warns her every agent he has sent to bring Kell in to stand public trial has come home in a body bag.

Alix obtains a position as an engineer on the same ship that Kell is a doctor. Once in service to the League as an assassin until he had an epiphany; now a Runner he smuggles supplies to those in need of basic sustenance in order to survive. . If she fails to find proof, Alix is to plant the evidence needed to legally hang Kell. However, she is not only attracted to him; she admires what he and other crew do for the downtrodden. He is falling in love with the new ship employee, but knows she hides something that he fears will make her his Achilles' heel.

The third League tale is a fast-paced exhilarating romantic science fiction thriller that showcases the offspring of the heroes of previous tales (see Born of Night). Filled with action and plenty of humor, fans of the saga will enjoy this fine finish as Kell meets his equal in Alix. Readers will enjoy this strong rewriting of the Ichidian Universe even if Merjack a bit over the top of Olympus Mons with his degree of hatred surpassing the hottest sun.

Harriet Klausner
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, 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. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she's found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than thirty million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

Her books appear regularly at the coveted #1 bestselling spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Chronicles of Nick and Beladors. Since 2004, she has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and her Chronicles of Nick series is adapted by Yen Press. Her Dark-Hunters and Chronicles of Nick series are both soon to be major motion picture releases.

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