About the Book

Original Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be.

But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he’s ever known to stand up to tyranny. It’s a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he...

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The Hero: Talyn

The only son of Galene Batur, Talyn is the second in command for the Andarion armada-- a position he didn't get by being nice. Through his prowess, loyalty and skills, he rose to become one of the youngest commissioned officers in Andarion history. Vicious and cold, he has a wicked sense of sarcasm and is lightning fast with his warsword. An Andarion war hero, he's not fond of other species and will not be defeated by anyone in battle or in the...

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The Heroine: Felicia

The contracted companion for Talyn, Felicia prefers to keep a very low profile. Having been badly burned in the past, she trusts no one with anything personal. Talyn is the only one who knows anything about her. And even he knows very little. The only thing that scares her is the future and the possibility that she'll wake up and be as bitter and resentful as her mother.

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  • Jullien

  • Adron

  • Nero

  • Nykyrian

  • Chayden

  • Darling

  • Fain

  • Hauk

  • Jayne

  • Kiara

  • Ryn

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Felicia

  • Cairistiona

  • Aros

  • Galene

  • Talyn

  • Venik

  • Keris

  • Qorach

  • Morra

  • Tylie

  • Hadrian

  • Gavarian

  • Dagger

  • Eriadne

The Story Behind The Story

For those who are wondering about the order reversal of Born of Betrayal (Fain) versus Born of Defiance (Talyn), I originally intended to write Fain’s book first and then go back in time to do Talyn’s. But as I was writing Fain’s book, I realized that because Talyn’s book takes place first there were too many spoilers in Fain’s book for Talyn. Too many things that needed to be revealed in Talyn’s story before we had Fain’s. Not to mention the Andarion political unrest and how Cairistiona regained her freedom and overthrew her mother, which is the plot for Born of Defiance (Talyn), plays directly into the plot of Born of Betrayal (Fain). So, it was only natural that they come out back-to-back in chronological order. I know it sounds a bit confusing when I try to explain it in vague terms to avoid spoilers, but it isn’t confusing in the books themselves. Just as in...

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If it wasn't for your books I would not have bettered myself and actually do school and started kickboxing

Maci Trawyick, May 5, 2016

Question - in the part where Mira (Julien's daughter) is sleeping on Kyrian's lap, he thinks back to the little girl and her mother he saves in Born of Night. Is the little girl Jane?

Joanne Maraviglia, April 20, 2016

    If you mean the assassin Jayne Erixour? No, she's not that far off his age.

    Carl, MB Staff, April 21, 2016

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