Book Review: Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Shadows
The League #4
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pages: 418 Hardcover
Reading Level: Adult
Published: April 28th 2011
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere . . . the only survivors are those ones who are . . . 


For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.

Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.

With assassination contracts out on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must learn to fight together or die alone. And if they fail, their governments will fall into the hands of an unimaginable evil.

Book # 4 of the League Series did not failed to impress, is better than expected. I am a total fan of the series.

Caillen, (a member of the powerful & secretive Sentella ) expected his life to be difficult and to find trouble in every turn but never what happened with new findings about his past and new relatives. Desideria lives in a world isolated from the outside, being trained as a guard to the Queen, her mother. She is taught from the beginning that to show some kind of weakness is a death sentence and showing any kind of feelings is considered a weakness, so she learns early on to hide any kind of feelings including and foremost to her family.

These two by a fickle act of fate are thrown together in an adventure, where the only constant is that someone is after them and trying to kill them, They soon find out that they are magnets for bad luck and that the only way to uncover who is trying to frame them and win the fight to stay alive is by mutual trust in each other . Considering the other books in the series, this one is pretty tame sexually, but with all the action and twist and turns it is enough to make it dynamic and interesting. Don’t get me wrong you still get a taste of great looking guys and exercise your imagination.

I love that we are regressing to the beginning time and to the original characters, they are all well deserving to have their own story told. My feeling is different from other series I don’t want to reach the end of the series. I want to know more, about the originals and also some of the new ones that are earning their own place in the series. This is my hope.


  1. I love this series! And I love Sherrilyn! I can't wait for Darling's book Born of Silence which comes out in April 2012.
    Great review Trudy!

  2. Great review!!! I definitely need to start reading this series! glad to hear that you enjoyed it!


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