Saturday, August 3, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Cloak & Silence

Sherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a fixation on. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she's found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than ten million copies of her books in print in 26 countries, she certainly has many friends to play with.

Writing as Kinley MacGregor and Sherrilyn Kenyon, she is the author of several series, including The Dark-Hunters, Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, Nevermore, BAD (Bureau of American Defense), Sex Camp Diaries, The MacAllisters and Sea Wolves.

Her books have appeared in the top five of the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, and USA Today lists.

Cloak & Silence, LEAGUE Book #5.5
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider the whole of his life. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything- His birthright, his family and his military career. In all his life, he’s only had one love and he has sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. But now that his good deed is done, he feels lost and adrift. Even though they do their best to include him in their new family, he’s once again on the outside looking in.

Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around him while trying desperately to fit in. His family, the world, you name it. Badly hurt by everyone he’s ever known, he trusts no one except his own best friend. And honestly, he can’t understand why he trusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friends the likes of which he’s never seen.

But when he is in his darkest hour, he’s saved by a hero he thought only existed in novels. A man who is every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is. One who has no interest in being dragged into another relationship with anyone.

Having spent his life as a living study of doomed relationships, Maris is well aware of the courtship and fiasco that invariably follows. Still, there is something about Ture he can’t resist. Something that won’t let him walk away when he knows he should.

But when old enemies return to threaten them both, they either have to stand together or die alone.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

Cloak & Silence was an incredible follow-up to Born of Silence and well worth the wait in its release in my honest opinion.

Action packed, tender, a pivotal turning point for several of our key players in the League-verse and just a great story, Cloak & Silence was another Kenyon home run and a must read for all League fans!

It should be noted that this novella can't be fully enjoyed if you haven't read the previous installments of the LEAGUE series, especially Born of Silence, book #5, as it picks up immediately following the pivotal events at the end of BoS and then continues forward.

It was incredible to get the full story of Maris' tragic past and be able to finally understand him even better. Getting this back-story, as well as some snippets into the back-story of some of our other leading characters, made the storyline more emotionally gripping, Maris' HEA an even greater reward, and was a great segue to future installments of the series.

I am chomping at the bit for Hauk's book, Born Of Fury,in November now that I finally got re-immersed in the LEAGUE!

Cloak & Silence

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