Series: The League #7
Published by St. Martin's Press on 1 July 2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
The war is on...
Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella- an organization that has declared war on the League that rules the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrifies it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk's enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren.
Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn't execute. So when she's assigned Hauk, she believes it'll be a quick and easy mission.
But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and Hauk is far better trained and skilled than his dossier shows. More than that, as she pursues him, she stumbles upon the key that will bring down not only Hauk, but the entire Sentella organization.
In the race to report her information, she is overtaken by enemies out to end her as effectively as she intends to end Hauk. Now her only key to survival is the one man she's been sent to kill. And Hauk doesn't trust her at all.
The only question is, will he help her to live... or send her to her grave.
Born of Fury totally lived up to my expectations after reading the other The League stories! These crazy alien assassins and their mates truly made the story excellent!
My Born of Fury review:
Born of Fury is quite the brick of a book, but what a beautiful brick it is! I love the characters in The League series, they are aliens, living in a far-away galaxy, in a far-away future. And the male main characters are all warriors, fighting against a corrupt government organization of professional killer. However, they also have their families and loved ones to take care of, and they see their brothers-in-arms as true family as well. Hauk has always been treated as a lesser male by his family, ever since he was almost burned to death while he was still at the academy. Andorian males are supposed to be flawless and beautiful, and as the females rule the world, chooses whom to mate and have children with, and when to do it, Hauk had a lot going for him in other circles, but hardly anything at all when it came to the female he was supposed to marry.
At the beginning of Born of Fury, Hauk has to take his nephew to a different planet to help him through a quest to be considered an adult. Almost everything that could go wrong went wrong on that trip, and it didn’t help that Darice acted like a spoiled brat for the most part. Fast-paced and filled with adventure, spectacular fights, treason and heartache, Born of Fury was an amazing instalment in this fabulous series.
The full cast of characters from the prior books were present in Born of Fury as well, and reading it was like a reunion with friends (albeit very dangerous ones!) that I hadn’t seen in a long while. Written in third person point of view, past tense, from both Hauk’s and other characters’ perspective, I couldn’t get enough. Even at the end of over 700 pages, I felt like I needed more, somehow.
Some of my favorite Born of Fury quotes:
And as he moved to glare up at Hauk with his fists clenched at his sides, Hauk understood why some species chose to eat said young rather than raise them to adulthood. It was so tempting.
The boys whooped as they ran to Chayden and jumped into his arms while rattling off their rapid-fire words. The bewildered look on the pirate’s face was hysterical as he met Nykyrian’s gaze. “Help! I don’t speak small-human Andarion. I need a translator.”
Fain had lied to her and Omira, and no doubt his brother was lying to her as well. no male of any species could be trusted. They were violent and selfish. Both of her live-in boyfriends had taught her that with the back of their hands.
“For we are not bred of mercy and we are not bred for peace
We are born of fury,
And forever fear the Warring Blood Clan of Hauk.”
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: