"Death Becomes Us All."


Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades was born and trained to slaughter. Refusing to be a pawn, he turned his back on the League and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him.

Now he’s taken his place with his family and is trying to raise a brood of stubborn progeny.

Being an assassin was so much easier…

I like collecting antiques. They remind me of the past and don’t try to kill me when I walk into a room. Though a couple have been known to attack my toes. Painful but not lethal.

Let no one see your emotions. Emotions = weakness. No one needs to know how to torture you.

My only weakness are my pets who are even more vicious than I am.

There’s only work. Everything else is just a distraction.

The bloodier the kill, the better.

I actually like to cook. Go figure.


From Nykyrian's Blog

June 09, 2009

Death Defying

Close call tonight. I was distracted by Syn who was in a particularly belligerent mood. Had one of Aksel's scabs sneak up on me. Punk got in one punch. I only got one in myself. But I made mine count. Guess Ak will be looking for...

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Where did you get these pictures?

Dylan Miller, February 9, 2016

    They are from the Born of Night TV commercial that ran in 2009 and are on our YouTube channel under League videos.

    Carl, MB Staff, February 9, 2016

I know Nyk is one of the founding members of the Sentella but who are the others???

Samantha W., January 12, 2016

    Nyk, Jayne, Hauk, Syn and Darling.

    Carl, MB Staff, January 12, 2016

Okay, so is Jayne the little girl whose mother pleaded for her daughter's life that changed Nykyrian's out look about the league?

Adrianna, November 28, 2015

    Given that her mother is Hyshian . . . she would never beg for her life. They're stronger fighters than Qill or Andarions, and a very matriarchal race. Plus that girl would be much younger than Jayne who would have been teaching at the time Nyk walked away from the League. Remember, she's one of the founders of The Sentella. She couldn't have done that as a child.

    Carl, MB Staff, November 30, 2015

*Spoiler* Does Nykyrian still view Jul lien as an enemy after born of defience? Fain's book if I'm not mistake (apologies if I am). Thank you

Storm Rual, November 12, 2015

    SPOILER - - - - - - - - - - - - Born of Defiance is Talyn's book. After what Jullien does for him, his feelings for him are changed, but he still doesn't trust him completely. However, his deep sense of justice won't allow Jullien to remain in the hands of his enemies after he saved Nykyrian's family. So saving Jullien is now his priority.

    Carl, MB Staff, February 9, 2016

Who was the girl Nykyrian refused to kill, because of her mother's pleading to spare her life, in Born of Night? Nyk mention in Born of Betrayal, she's now a Sentella member.

Nealy, November 8, 2015

    Sherri hasn't revealed that yet.

    Carl, MB Staff, February 9, 2016

Just finished re reading Born of night and i was thinking, are league commanders allowed to marry?Commander Quikiades has a wife and two sons.

ranchana, October 29, 2015

    He's not an assassin. Only the assassins are barred from marriage.

    Carl, MB Staff, October 29, 2015

I just finished reading Born of Fury and have started Born of Defiance. I am so confused. It seems like I am totally missing stories as I am reading now about Fain's grown son. Did he not know he has a son. What happened to the stories that should have led up to this one. Confusing..

donetta, October 28, 2015

    It's not confusing. Born of Defiance goes back in time and takes place at the right before Born of the Night begins. It's a prequel novel and it says that in BOD a number of times, as well as saying that Fain has no idea he has a son and was never told about Talyn. It's why you see that Cairie isn't queen and that Nykyrian isn't prince from the very beginning so that it reminds the reader that this book is a prequel novel that takes place before the other books, just like Dream Hunter does in the DH series. It's done this way because it has a lot of crucial information about the characters (all League characters) for the next set of books, and rather than tell it all as back story, Sherri shows it on the page so that it won't be confusing to the readers.

    Carl, MB Staff, October 28, 2015

I understand the technology is different in "the nine worlds," but how is it Nykyrian has recordings of some of the most personal moments of his life...moments he did not have to pay for with his flesh (given the dance fiasco)?

Gabs, May 28, 2015

    Every moment of their lives are recorded. His father was a League commander and under constant surveillance as a result of that. Darling talks about that in Born of Silence that there is only one "dark," unrecorded area of his palace which is where his father was killed. Syn talks about it in his book that they have eyes everywhere they want them.

    MB_Staff, June 2, 2015

how old was nykyrian when he was sent to the orphanage by his grandmother?

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El costo no es que sea un chollazo en si mismo, y en verdad si buscas en webs chinas muy probablemente la encuentres a un precio afín.

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