Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Eve of Destruction and Born of Rage by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Eve of Destruction and Born of Rage

Posted on March 17, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Eve of Destruction and Born of Rage by Sherrilyn KenyonTitle: Eve of Destruction
Author(s): Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: The League: Eve of Destruction #1
Published by Oliver Heber Books on March 15, 2022
Pages: 90
Genre(s): Romance, Sci-Fi
Source: Author
Format: eArc
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

Eve Erixour is a mercenary with a past no one would envy and more enemies than anyone should have. Death stalks her relentlessly. So when she gains the attention of a League assassin, she considers it par for the course.
But Jinx Shadowbourne isn’t after Eve. Someone has it in for him and his brethren. High-ranking assassins are falling, and Jinx is convinced one of their own is selling them out. He’s on the trail of his key suspect when fate throws him headfirst into Eve’s life.
Now the two of them have to find the League leak and plug it or neither one of them will live to face another enemy, and the ones they love, and the universe at large, will be left alone to face a power-crazed madman.

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Please note: Eve of Destruction is a prequel novella to Born of Blood

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Eve of Destruction, book one in The League: Eve of Destruction series, gave me my first taste of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s work. A short read, which also introduced me to her prolific League series.   The first book in a new series of novella set in the League world. Also, the events of this installment took place prior to the first book in the League series.

Now, despite my lack of familiarity with the world I had no issues following the story. The only drawback is that it whetted my appetite for more of this world.

The story was exciting, and it hooked from the beginning. Now, at ninety plus pages, the romance between the protagonists Jinx and Eve developed quickly. Despite the pace at which the romance developed, their connection felt genuine. What made their romance special is that Jinx a League assassin, was trained to be devoid of feelings. However, the moment he laid eyes on Eve, he was drawn to her. He knew he should stay away because of the danger involved, but he couldn’t.

Kenyon weaved an engaging tale filled with intrigue, humour and romance. I had a good time with this installment and look forward to more from the series.

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
4
World Building
3
Writing Style
4
Pacing
4
Cover
3
Enjoyment
4
Ending
3
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

 

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Eve of Destruction and Born of Rage by Sherrilyn KenyonTitle: Born of Rage
Author(s): Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: The League: Eve of Destruction #2
Published by Oliver Heber Books on August 19, 2021
Pages: 44
Genre(s): Romance, Sci-Fi
Source: borrowed
Format: eBook
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Purchase: Amazon
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn McQueen/Kenyon returns to her League series in this novella that also features the very first short story she sold in 1978, The Neighbors.
Every Life Has a Price
Dakari Tievel has been marked for death by the infamous League. Staying barely one step ahead of the assassins out to end her life, she must find the legendary Eve of Destruction. But Eve is a lot more than just a bounty hunter who calls the shadows home. She comes with an interesting crew of friends and family who have no problem defying the League that rules their worlds with an iron fist.
Now they must rely on the most unlikely of allies to keep Dakari safe, and themselves alive. Provided he doesn't betray them.
In a universe where the League is law, it's killed or be killed.

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Born of Rage is the third book in The League: Eve of Destruction series. I went into this book expecting a single story, but I got three stories. The stories are Born of Rage, The Neighbors and Fire and Ice.

Born of Rage features Jinx and Eve. The story focused on Jinx’s reunion with his younger sister, Dakari. A kill on sight order initiated by the League had Dakari running for her life. Jinx sets out to find her before the hit could be executed. A very short read, which left me wanting more.

The Neighbors tell the story of fourteen-year-old Jaime, who is certain his neighbors are up to no good and sets out to prove his theory.  An oddball in this collection of stories as it has nothing to do with the League world. However, the premise intrigued me but it left me wanting more. It would be nice if Kenyon would rewriting this story with a lot more substance.

Of the three stories, Fire and Ice was my ‘favorite. In this story, we meet Adron Quiakides, a former League assassin and Livia typpa Vista. Adron suffers PTSD because of several weeks of torture he endured at the hands of a deranged man. Livia seeks a stranger to give her virginity to escape a forced to marriage to a man twice her father’s age. When Adron and Livia’s paths crossed, sparks flew. 

The story, which featured a great cast of characters, was one of hope, love and healing. Not only did it give us some teary-eyed moment, but it also delivered a few laugh out loud scenes. I thought it was well fleshed out despite being a short read.

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
3
World Building
3
Writing Style
4
Pacing
4
Cover
3
Enjoyment
3
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne Star

About Sherrilyn Kenyon

Defying all odds is what #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn McQueen writing as Sherrilyn Kenyon does best. Rising from extreme poverty as a child that culminated in being a homeless mother with an infant, she has become one of the most popular and influential authors in the world (in both adult and YA fiction), with dedicated legions of fans known as Paladins–thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her numerous genre-defying series.  Since her first book debuted while she was still in college, she has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats and genres, including manga and graphic novels, and has more than 70 million books in print worldwide. Her current series include: Dark-Hunters®, Chronicles of Nick®, Deadman’s Cross™, Eve of Destruction™, Nevermore™, Lords of Avalon® and The League®. Over the years, her Lords of Avalon® novels have been adapted by Marvel, and her Dark-Hunters® and Chronicles of Nick® are New York Times bestselling manga and comics and are #1 bestselling adult coloring books.

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