In a universe where corruption and deception rule all aspects of life, sparks of rebellion threaten to ignite . . . BORN OF SILENCE As the Resistance leader, Zarya Starska's only goal is to topple the government that destroyed her entire family and left her penniless. Her biggest asset is a mysterious man known only as Kere. But Kere has a dark secret. Born into a world that is as privileged as it is corrupt, his real name is Darling Cruel-and he is heir to the government Zarya wants to overthrow. No one has ever seen the real man behind the legend. No one except Zarya. But when she allows a weapon he designed to be used against his beloved sister, all bets are off. Betrayed by the Resistance, Darling's goal is not only to reign, but to kill every Resistance member he can find. Zarya must stop Darling's reign of terror, but can she reach past his insanity to restore the hero who once fought by her side?
One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider the whole of his life. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything- His birthright, his family and his military career. In all his life, he’s only had one love and he has sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. But now that his good deed is done, he feels lost and adrift. Even though they do their best to include him in their new family, he’s once again on the outside looking in.
Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around him while trying desperately to fit in. His family, the world, you name it. Badly hurt by everyone he’s ever known, he trusts no one except his own best friend. And honestly, he can’t understand why he trusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friends the likes of which he’s never seen.
But when he is in his darkest hour, he’s saved by a hero he thought only existed in novels. A man who is every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is. One who has no interest in being dragged into another relationship with anyone.
Having spent his life as a living study of doomed relationships, Maris is well aware of the courtship and fiasco that invariably follows. Still, there is something about Ture he can’t resist. Something that won’t let him walk away when he knows he should.
But when old enemies return to threaten them both, they either have to stand together or die alone.
My first review of Born of Silence, My second review of Born of Silence
OK, so this was my 3rd time reading Born of Silence, and my first time reading Cloak & Silence. So I knew what would happen in Born, but not in Cloak, and that juxtaposition was really nice! I just love reading Sherrilyn Kenyon novels!
So we've had this long wait for Born of Fury, which I'm mad at the original publishers for, but I'm glad that we're going to get the full length, because Born of Silence is a pretty big book, and I love every page of it, so I don't want to lose any of Born of Fury's!
I think my favourite part of just Darling scenes, was a tie between when his people call him emperor, which is something no one in his family has gotten in 1000 years, and then when he revealed that he was Kere, and then a few others pulled off their masks. It was so empowering! So awesome!
Maris and Ture's story was so great! We got to learn about Maris' culture, and his world, and his species, and yeah, their romance was just so freaking good! It sucks when you have to choose between family and your significant other!
I loved reading these, and I really can't wait for Born of Fury, I want Dancer Hauk's story!
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: The League: Generation 1 #4, 4.5
First Read: May 29th, 2012
Second Read: January 30th, 2013
Read: September 28th, 28th, 2013
Source: Own, Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a 2013 Dystopia Book and a Sequel Challenge 2013 Book!
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published: May 1st 2012, July 8th 2013
Born of Silence:
Cloak & Silence: