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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

darling

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

  • Sherrilyn

  • Cezar

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

I have had this book on my wish list since I first learned of it. Anything with you as author, I look forward to. Only a couple more days and it will be reading, tea and chocolate!

jody, April 29, 2012

GOT THE BOOK THIS MORNING, FINISHED IT THIS AFTERNOON COS I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN AND WAS WOWED AS USUAL SHERRILYN KENYON DIDN'T DISAPOINT. EXCELLENT

danielle, April 30, 2012

Thank you for bringing out another book can't wait to read it keep up your excellent writing. Cheers Betty

Betty Knight, May 1, 2012

I LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS, BUT THE DEDICATION IN THIS ONE TOUCHED ME TO MY SOUL. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT YOURS BOOKS HAVE TOOK ME AWAY TO BETTER PLACES MANY TIMES, THANK YOU

ANGELA TAYLOR, May 1, 2012

I LOVE the pictures you have to represent the different characters! The one for Nykyrian and Syn are almost exactly as I imagined them to look!!

Michelle Grogan, May 1, 2012

I have to say this book was my favorite so far. It makes so much sense to put Darling and Zarya together they make a great and entertaining couple.

Alexa, May 1, 2012

This is by far the best of the League books! Love love love Darling! His story was beautiful...surpased all my expectations and I was expecting it to be great!

Lyla, May 16, 2012

I loved this book. I think this book is the best in the series. I cannot wait for the next one. Is Maris going to have his own book?

Nichole, May 17, 2012

I love all of Kenyon's books but this is one of the best. When I think about this book I think forgiveness and that even good people do things they shouldn't sometimes.

Deb, May 17, 2012

i just wanted to say this is one of my fav books the top5 i have read the book 2 times :) it even got me teared up, i think all your books are great every one of them has a little message in them :) you did and are doing an awesome job sharing your books with us! thank you :)

melanie, May 19, 2012

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