Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Born in Vengeance by: Camelia Miron Skiba

Title: Born in Vengeance
Author: Camelia Miron Skiba
Publisher: Self
Series: Dacian Legends #1
Format: ebook
Source: Author Requested Tour

Description:

Legend has it … centuries after Spartacus another hero is born—Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. Thirsty for revenge and eager to unshackle the Roman oppression, Ilias’ obsession to fulfill his oath has no bounds, even if that means kidnapping Nerva, the beloved daughter of Emperor Traianus. What he doesn’t know is his own heart threatens to betray his conscience.

What will prevail: his mind or his heart?

My Thoughts: 

This book was full of everything a bad enemy that Illias' has wanted dead after the death of his father, mother and sister.  A beautiful princess kidnapped in the dead of night, by Illias and his men.  Hoping that kidnapping her would get Emperor Traianus's attention to finish what was started long ago.

What Illias didn't count on was developing feelings for a Roman Princess or what she would feel the same way.  When the Emporer finally decides to deal with Illias instead of a messenger he sends himself to broker a deal with Illias for a temporary truce long enough to defeat the Saxon.  What an incredible novella definitely had all the great makings of a full size book with half the pages.  I really enjoyed learning about the various characters introduced and what happened to get them where they were.  What a gripping first in a new series!

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