cover image Born of Fury

Born of Fury

Sherrilyn Kenyon. St. Martin's, $27.99 (688p) ISBN 978-1-250-04296-5

Distilling the essence of romance down into one book is an almost impossible feat, yet Kenyon manages it in the captivating sixth entry of her "Born of%E2%80%A6" series. Sumi Antaxas, a human woman, is a very reluctant assassin compelled into service by threats to her daughter. Her latest assignment is to gather intelligence on Dancer Hauk, of the Andarion Warring Blood Clan of Hauk. When she's trapped on a distant planet with Dancer, she finds herself torn between the daughter she's never seen and the tender, powerful warrior who will do anything for those he loves. Combining the best elements of science fiction, fantasy, and romance, the story focuses heavily on the definition of "family" and what it means to belong. Exquisiteworld building and vivid details complement the action-filled sequences just as well as the intimate, sensual moments. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (July)