After suffering the death of his entire family, Bastien
Cabarro is made a Ravin by The League. Ravin's are hunted
for practice and very few if any survive. Bastien is
determined to live and avenge those who made him suffer. His
most immediate goal, however, is living and after ten years
of running and hiding, he is able to return with the help of
some friends. Bastien also has the help of his former
wingman, Major Ember Wykdestarrin.
Ember has been living quite the complicated life herself the
past ten years. Members of her family were also killed and
she has been working with an outlaw band. They both want the
same thing, for the tyrant ruling their plant to be taken
out. If you have read Sherrilyn Kenyon's League books you
know that the world is complex and complicated. When reading
BORN OF VENGEANCE, you will read parts of other books as she
ties them together. I love this because even though the page
may be familiar, the refresher helps to tie it all together.
No one is as good at complex world building as Kenyon. Her
worlds are so well built that you find yourself immersed in
them. The people all have ties to each other or friends of
each other, making the bonds strong. A character in one book
may seem evil and a jerk. Yet when you read their story,
their actions make sense in a way you never saw. She
definitely teaches us that not everything is as it seems and
that each person should be given a chance. We never know
what they went through to make them act the way they did.
In BORN OF VENGEANCE, the lives of Bastien and Ember are
brought together after ten years apart and you will love
reading their story. Many of your other League favorites are
involved in their lives, so be prepared to catch up with
them all and spend hours immersed in their world.
Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire
family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made
Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their
assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life
expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the
odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien
wonâ€™t rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves.
Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of
justice, provided he relies on his former wingmanâ€” the very
sister of the woman who testified against him.
Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day
Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her
sister-team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage
of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in
politics again. But the one thing she wants more than
anything is revenge on the tyrant who murdered her parents
and forced her and her sisters into exile. Carrying a secret
she knows Bastien will annihilate her over, she must find
some way to trust her former wingman before he catches on
and kills her. Even so, treachery doesnâ€™t come easy to a
woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and
comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien is much more to
her than just a former wingman.
Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that
Bastien doesnâ€™t just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he
is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If
she doesnâ€™t ensure he survives this mission, three nations
fall, and time for all of them is quickly running out.