Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella- an organization that has declared war on the League that rules the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrifies it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk's enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren.
Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn't execute. So when she's assigned Hauk, she believes it'll be a quick and easy mission.
But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and Hauk is far better trained and skilled than his dossier shows. More than that, as she pursues him, she stumbles upon the key that will bring down not only Hauk, but the entire Sentella organization.
In the race to report her information, she is overtaken by enemies out to end her as effectively as she intends to end Hauk. Now her only key to survival is the one man she's been sent to kill. And Hauk doesn't trust her at all.
The only question is, will he help her to live... or send her to her grave.
In Born of Fury, it's Hauk the colossal Andarian warrior who steps into the spotlight. He has a truly awful backstory and unfortunately it's a past that still impinges on his present. He agrees to take his nephew on a quest but has no idea his greatest enemies are closing in on him. When a mysterious injured female is discovered, he realizes she is an assassin, but Sumi doesn't seem to want his life. No, her mission is far more nefarious than that!
I really enjoyed Born of Fury and boy is it a long one. Both Hauk and Sumi have survived things that would break others but they have come through strong and driven. Sumi is seeking her missing child, whilst Hauk just wants to fulfil his duties.
I loved honourable Hauk and although he has suffered so much, he has so much to give. My heart ached for him but thankfully didn't break as sometimes Ms Kenyon pushes a little too far into darkness with her tortured heroes. A lot of Hauk’s suffering is caused by his own mother and I wasn't happy with how that played out in this book, if honest; but there is a joyous ending and most things got neatly tied up. The war between the League and the Sentella continues with obviously more to come.