June 21, 2013

Book Reviews (II)

Book Review: BORN IN VENGEANCE by Camelia Miron Skiba

Book 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?

A story of ancient times, revenge and love. The story of how the people living in present day Romania was born. I read it in a go. I simply couldn't put it down. 

Ilias is a strong leader who stands up for what he believes in. He's been planning on revenge, for over a decade, against Rome for destroying his family, and kingdom.  The time has come and there is nothing to stop him from following the course he has set. The story, told from Ilias POV lets us get closer to his thoughts and doubts and feelings.

Nerva is a strong heroine too. Traianus's relative, with her flaring temper and lovely face, will prove a more dangerous enemy to Ilias than the Roman soldiers. Will he manage to keep his word towards his followers and destroy the conquerors or will he be an easy prey for another enemy, close at hand, his budding feelings of love for Nerva?

My conclusion: Gripping. Fast paced. Cami Miron Skiba has offered the readers a quick and entertaining read and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend it to those who love a historical/light romance story, and give it five stars.


  1. Carmen,

    Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. You nailed it. As Ilias would say, GRATITUDE!

  2. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your lovely story! And you're most welcome!