About the Book

Original Publication Date: May 01, 2012

Paperback Publication Date: January 29, 2013

Original hardback edition – 5/1/12 Setting: Ichidian Universe

Death stalks the night…

Kere, the Caronese god of death, is the second most infamous member of the shadow organization called Sentella. As an explosives engineer who is known for striking terror into the hearts of all enemies and the League, the bounty on his head is truly staggering. No one outside the Sentella knows his real identity.

Zarya Starska grew up hard on the back streets of hell. Because of his political beliefs, her father was labeled a traitor and her family hunted to the brink of extinction. But Zarya dreams of a different life and a different world. A world where the harsh hand of the Caronese government doesn’t destroy the lives of its citizens. As a resistance leader,...

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Characters

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The Hero: Darling

  Kere has a dark secret and a brutal past. As he aids the Resistance, he’s actually working to bring down his own family- the Cruels- so named for the viciousness in their blood that runs so deep, no other name would do. Born and bred from one of the oldest and noblest families in the United Systems, Kere’s real name is Darling Cruel. And the one thing he wants most is to see his uncle, who stole the crown by murdering his father,...

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The Heroine: Zarya

The daughter of a traitor, Zarya was raised on the backstreets of hell. After her father's murder when she's 18, she rises to replace him as leader of the Caronese Resistance that opposes Arturo's cruel laws that strangle their people. A wanted felon, she is a lead rebel trying to bring down one of the most powerful dynasties in the United Systems. Her greatest asset is a mysterious member of the Sentella she knows nothing about, one who...

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  • Maris

  • Nero

  • Nykyrian

  • Shahara

  • Syn

  • Tess

  • Zarya

  • Caillen

  • Chayden

  • Darling

  • Desideria

  • Fain

  • Hauk

  • Jayne

  • Kasen

  • Kiara

  • Drakari

  • Annalise

  • Ryn

  • Sorche

  • Kyr

  • Saf

  • Ture

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Cezar

  • Kirren

The Story Behind The Story

I was extremely lucky that I had a very diverse background growing up. My mother's best friends came from what a lot of people would call alternative lifestyles, and a variety of different cultures and religions. As a woman of mixed heritage myself, I've always been intrigued by other people and the beauty of diversity. Since one of my mother's best friends was gay at a time when no one spoke about such things, I was raised around that community and have numerous friends from it, as well as family members.

Darling's story is so poignant, and it's tied integrally to Maris's. Some fans have been vocal in their disappointment that Darling isn't with a man, but if you'll give the book a chance, I think you're going to be more than pleased. His story is every bit as heartbreaking as Acheron's or Zarek's. More so, in some ways. As is Maris's.

Most of my books deal with the...

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Hear it from the Fans

Awesome can't wait til it comes out so I can read it. It's going to be good. I Never doubt any of your books Sherrilyn and it never disappoints me.

Macy James, September 7, 2011

I love all of Kenyon's books. I can't wait to read this one. 2012 seems to far away.

Stacy Pierpont, September 7, 2011

NOT UNTIL 2012!!! Wow so did not see that. oh jeez

Carmen, September 7, 2011

can't wait - having read above, i want to read it now!!

becky, September 7, 2011

Love the new excerpt can't wait to read Dar's book!!! :)

stormmy, September 7, 2011

I've read all your books, just love them!!! Thanks for taking me away from life for awhile and let me get lost in your world.

Carole Beatroce, September 7, 2011

I am probably the only w men who love your books since your books are filled with action and adventure i find this odd. I am a huge fan and cant wait for this book. Thank you .

John Hughes, September 7, 2011

    Actually half of Sherri's audience is male in the US and more men than women read them in other countries.

    Carl, MB Staff, September 7, 2011

I knew he was to hot to be Gay!!!!!

Charlotte, September 6, 2011

I'm sure it will be graet as all your books I'm so ready for it

meredith perez, September 5, 2011

OMG, I soooooo can't wait to read Darling's story!! I just want to say, I never doubt any of your books Sherri, and you never disappoint. :)

Olivia, August 31, 2011

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