Anything to do with the league is a one-click/ preorder for me - This being a novella I ordered paperback, not a hardbound (it's under 100 pages) Now that you know my feelings might be slightly swayed let's move on This was a bit like a mixed plate appetizer at your local haunt after it got a small makeover - A teaser that gives a quick story as well as a taste of what's coming An introduction to some new characters to get you salivating as well as some of your old favorites This takes place before the other league books. Back when everyone was still conscripted, still fighting for their freedom. Before they teamed up and started serving the league their gluteus Maximus' on silver platters We get a glimpse a closeted (could not resist and you will see)of how things started - A simple plan to ban together that would eventually change worlds This highlights Jinx and Eve. She's a booty kicking bounty hunter and he is a league assassin Two more opposite yet completely similar creatures There is a bit of action, some series plot introduction, fan fave cameos This does have a quick turnaround for the relationship between Jinx and Eve. Normally insta doesn't work for me. I was even a bit unsure the first chapter or two but it worked When you know each moment could be your last and have nothing to lose you grab for what you want consequences be darned I'm am excited to see how it all began - We got glimpses before but now we get to be a part of that journey
I can't believe I've waited so long to dip my toes into The League Universe! Bad Nikki! Eve is one kickbutt heroine. She's n slouch with sword, blaster or fist. She may have been forced into this life but she is in no way cowed by it. She's seized it by the throat and wringing every advantage she can. She needs t get her sister out of the clink before something worse happens to her. But before she can devise a plan, she almost literally stumbles over the answer to her prayers. Jinx may be an elite assassin but, like Eve, this was not his goal. he was sold into this life and he knows the only way out his death. So he'll make a bit of trouble for the PTB before they either catch him or someone else takes him out. A fab wee nugget which just slotted into my lunch hour perfectly. An engaging fantasy world, much like a medieval time period on Earth with a few added elements. The characters were fun, fully-formed and brilliantly witty. One of my fave scenes was in the pub - it just had such Mos Eisley Cantina vibes, lol. Shorter than I'd like but definitely packs a punch. So happy that I've started here so that the rest of the League books will hopefully make more sense to me.
EVE OF DESTRUCTION is the first instalment in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s adult THE LEAGUE: EVE OF DESTRUCTION sci-fi, fantasy series-a prequel novella series to the author’s THE LEAGUE. This is mercenary for hire Eve Erixour, and League assassin Jinx Shadowbourne’s story line. Eve is Jayne Erixour’s (BORN OF BLOOD) sister. Told from third person perspective EVE OF DESTRUCTION takes place before the events of BORN OF NIGHT, book one in Sherrilyn’s THE LEAGUE series. Eve Erixour is a mercenary for hire and League assassin Jinx Shadowborne saves our heroine from an unanticipated attack. Hours later, Eve will discover a badly injured Jinx, and with the help of her friend Jedi, brings Jinx to her apartment in an effort to save his life. One glorious night spent with an injured League assassin finds Eve pining for a man she knows could be her death but with her sister Jayne locked away in a League prison for the sins of her father, Eve struggles with what could have been. Meanwhile Jinx, embittered about the past, and hating his life with The League, finds himself the target of a League assassination order, and does one final act to help the woman he loves. EVE OF DESTRUCTION is a fast paced, short story of insta-love; a novella that reveals some of the background, familiar characters and history before the events of THE LEAGUE. The character driven premise is revealing and enjoyable; the characters are captivating; the $ex scenes are intimate and enthusiastic.