Quiakides was one of The Leagueís top assassins, but he
became a hunted man himself when he refused to carry out an
assignment. Years later, Nykyrian is surprisingly still
alive and now leader of The Sentella, a group of secretive
and elite individuals who save the innocent and kill the
villains. Nykyrian and his men rescue Kiara Zamir, a
powerful senatorís daughter, from brutal kidnappers. Saving
Kiara should have been just another mission for Nykyrian,
but it changed his life forever. Nykyrian accepted long ago
that he would always be alone and feared by those around
him, so when Kiara is not repulsed by him, heís stunned.
Heís an assassin, sheís a princess. Nykyrian knows he canít
have her, but that doesnít stop him from wanting her.
emotional scars run even deeper than his multitude of
physical ones. The suffering and abuse he endured is
unimaginable. Nykyrianís longing for love, companionship,
and acceptance is strong, but his self preservation
instincts are stronger. It creates some serious inner
turmoil for him. While Kiaraís life was pampered and
sheltered, she is just as emotionally needy as Nykyrian.
They find the comradery and passion their lives were
previously lacking with each other. The sexual and emotional
experiences they share are firsts for both of them, making
moments that much more touching. Born of Night
takes place in a universe where humans co-exist with other
beings in an, at best, semi-peaceful existence. Born
of Night is full of excitement, action, and
sensuality. It has twists and turns and many intriguing
characters. I would love to read Darlingís story and I look
forward to Synís. In a literary world full of tortured
heroes, there are few who compare to Nykyrian Quiakides.
Ironically, Kenyon has another character that I place in
this exclusive group. No one brings tortured heroes to life
quite like Sherrilyn Kenyon. There are similarities between
Born of Night and whatís become Kenyonís tour
de force -- the Dark Hunters. There are more than
enough differences to set them apart, though. The League
proves her writing has always been in a league all its own.