About the Book

Original Publication Date: June 21, 2016



It is in the darkest hours of a universe’s past that their legends are born and their heroes rise…

No one knows exactly how much heart they have until their mettle is put to the hazard and they reach the lowest point of hell. There, they have only two choices. Lie down and die. Or find the strength to push themselves to their feet and fight back with everything they have.

In the words of Trajan Thaumarturgus:

Every great legend begins with one hero giving his finger to destiny and fate.

For those who have read Born of Betrayal, Dagger is the alias that is used by Ushara’s husband, and the father of the twins, who is on the run for his life. This is his story and shows how he became a member of the Tavali and what happens to them...

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The Hero: Dagger

A member of the Gorturnum Nation, Dagger has a price on his head that is truly staggering. With no family or past that he will discuss with anyone, he has survived by his wits and skills, and with a wicked sense of sarcasm that should be registered as a lethal weapon. He is not what he seems and should never be underestimated. He, alone, has earned Trajen's trust and survived a treacherous past that would have killed a lesser being. We all...

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The Heroine: Ushara

Born one of the exceptionally rare Fyrebloods of Andaria, Ushara and her family barely escaped the purging that annihilated almost all of their species. A proud member of the Tavali Nation, she is the Vice Admiral for the Gorturnum and holds her place among her adopted people sacred. With the call sign Star Skream, she has been known to make seasoned League assassins run in terror at the prospect of facing her in battle. She takes no mercy and...

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  • Jullien

  • Adron

  • Maris

  • Nero

  • Nykyrian

  • Shahara

  • Syn

  • VIK I

  • Caillen

  • Chayden

  • Darling

  • Devyn

  • Fain

  • Hauk

  • Jayce

  • Jayne

  • Kalea

  • Kasen

  • Kiara

  • Ryn

  • Saf

  • Sumi

  • Ture

  • Vidarri

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Terek

  • Bastien

  • Cezar

  • Felicia

  • Cairistiona

  • Galene

  • Talyn

  • Venik

  • Circe

  • Tylie

  • Hadrian

  • Kirren

  • Trajen

  • Gavarian

  • Ushara

  • Dagger

  • Mack

  • Jupiter

  • Thraix

  • Kareem

  • Gallatin

  • Strife

  • Ember

  • Eriadne

The Story Behind The Story

While writing Born of Betrayal, this was one of those characters and stories that grabbed a hold of me and threw me to the ground and said, "Hey, Sherri, you HAVE to tell my story. It's time." I fought it. I denied it. But in the end, I lost. The hero ripped my heart out and made me feel for him. Most of all, he made me root for him. It answers a lot of questions and I am so glad I lost my battle and gave in.

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Hear it from the Fans

Why Pet Hate? I didn't get the thread.

Beth Hemry, September 26, 2016

    It's an ironic expression of dislike or hatred. Given Jullien's role in his birth family, he thought it funny and fitting as he is the Pet Hate of his family.

    Carl, MB Staff, September 27, 2016

SPOILER ******* When mentioned that Jules and Ushara's son could be "onakenedd". Where would he get the winged DNA from? Sorry I missed that detail.

Al S., August 28, 2016

    Ushara. It's explained in the book that her lineage is both winged and fyreblood. Also, in Born of Defiance, there's an Altaan in it who is winged.

    Carl, MB Staff, September 2, 2016

first I have to say that I absolutely LOVED this book; it was absolutely incredible and I put it up there with Acheron and Styxx! loved how Sherri pulled it all together! kudos! my question is, are "legacy" and "nemisis rising" supposed to be read separate, together? and are the legacy books about the characters children and their lives?

Heather, August 25, 2016

    Yes, the Legacy books involve a number of their children, but not all. The Legacy books take place roughly 30 years after the NR books.

    Carl, MB Staff, September 2, 2016

I loved this book as much as styxx and acheron and like them read it two days as usual I always have to know what happens next in the series so I cant put it down and I always love your life Quotes inspire me so much .

Brandie Bunnell, August 19, 2016

I loved this book, I have to admit that when I saw it at first I was slightly weary but once I started reading I just couldn't put it down. Definitely worth reading twice.

Aheesha, July 31, 2016

I had a thought and think someone else had the same, could the woman and chikd Nyk spared in Born of night be Kyr's wife and daughter? even though Kyr heard her screaming, could it be so the League would believe that Nyk done the deed? Anyhu I read Daggers and Ushara book TWICE I loved the way Sherrilyn brought Julian's story to life, likeWOW! All my fav characters united as one ...Loved it!!

Manz, July 30, 2016