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Born of Fury: The League: Nemesis Rising Hardcover – July 1, 2014
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“[A] publishing phenomenon . . . [Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene . . . Just one example of arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels.” ―Boston Globe
“[An] engaging read.” ―Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. With more than 60 million copies of her books in print in more than one hundred countries, her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.
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Bravo Sherri, I love this book!
I also find it hard to believe that the people who give Sherrilyn less than the average rating can't spell the character's name, their race, the organizations that they belong to, nor the author's name correctly! This really tells me that they didn't really read the book, they wrote a inferior review because "someone" urged them to just to bring the review average down.
I also find it hard to believe that readers are giving reviews based on the price of this book. Really? Reviews are about the content of the book, not about your unhappiness at the price of the book. As if Sherri has a say in the cost! Get with it people!
A perfect combination of intrigue and emotional complexity, another great story in this series.
As a fan, I love the fact that I can go to the SherrilynKenyon.com website to see pictures and read profiles of the characters which is the basis of my first criticism. The picture of Hauk had been relatively consistent until the release date of this book began to creep closer. The one picture of Hauk with the bluish/silver war paint on his cheek is the only remaining picture of the original Hauk. Hands down, he's sexier than hot sex on stick. He makes you believe that Andarion's value beauty. Also, he actually looked like the physical depiction of Darice, his nephew in the book. Then, the pictures had been changed and Hauk looked completely different. It was some dude peeking at me over his arm, looking crazy. Since the book release, there is now a promotional video on YouTube and Mrs. Kenyon's site where neither Hauk nor Sumi look ANYTHING like the original character profile pictures provided since the creation of this series. Though attractive, they are NOT the Hauk and Sumi that I have come to accept.
Now, back to the book. Born of Fury picks up right where Cloak of Silence left off. You see what has happened with the Sentella but the focus is Hauk. We see what has shaped him as an Andarion male and as a member the Sentella. We find out why he has an explosives phobia, the issues shaping his relationship with Fain (his brother), and why we never "see" or hear about him with a woman. We also discover the origin of his unbreakable bond with Nykirian and the rest of his Sentella brethren. BOF also catalogs the internal pain that has crafted Hauk's ferocity in battle, and though Hauk definitely has some of the traumatic demons that Ms. Kenyon's characters are famous for, thankfully it's not so bad that you have to skip pages just to make it through the book. Gratefully, there is also no sexual violence which made me breathe a huge sigh of relief. However, the events of his past that have shaped Hauk's voracious appetite for putting boots to ass also influence his code of honor leading to my second criticism.
Sarcasticly witty and funny, Hauk is absolutely fierce in battle. He is SO masculine and the epitome of a warrior. He is also loyal and honorable to a fault. Thus, the quickness of his decision to trust, protect and love Sumi bothered me. League fans know that the Sentella members are so loyal to one another is because they have all been hurt, stabbed in the back, and in many cases almost killed, by those they should have loved and protected them. So, Hauk immediately falling under the spell of the beautiful Sumi, a League assassin sent after him as her target, was a bit disappointing. I must admit that I was thankful that the reason she was sent after him didn't remain a mystery throughout the majority of the book, allowing their relationship to progress more authentically absent all of the usual b.s. It just happened way too quickly, which seemed out of character for the Hauk we've come to know.
My last criticism of the book is the lack of action in some areas. Yes, there were hand-to-hand fights, battles and anxious moments that allowed both Hauk and Sumi to be badass but not to the extent of Nykirian, Syn and Shahara, or Caillen and Desideria. Sumi is a top League assassin so I was expecting her to really take it to the bad guys but I was left wanting. This is especially true during the climactic battle scene for Sumi. It was very disappointing. It's obvious that there is going to be a final showdown between the Sentella and Kyr, leader of the League. Though not their story, I hope Sumi is able to finally showcase her abilities when it happens.
As I said earlier, this was a very enjoyable book but the ease of Hauk's affinity for his enemy (Sumi) and the toning down of Hauk's intense masculinity was very frustrating. It's hard not love these books and these characters. There's humor, love and action. All the ingredients for a good read. I know that the League Series is supposed to be a t.v. series or film and I really hope that Mrs. Kenyon doesn't sell out and change Hauk's character. Hauk is a beautiful, strong, and loyal caramel-skinned Black man and that is how he should stay!
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