Assassin's Heart

Assassin s Heart The truth of the soul Lysander Condellaire never understood why he had telepathic andtelekinetic powers until the night his Praetorian father tortured him and left him for dead Now the half angelic

  • Title: Assassin's Heart
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • ISBN: 9780425236529
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • The truth of the soul.Lysander Condellaire never understood why he had telepathic andtelekinetic powers until the night his Praetorian father tortured him and left him for dead Now, the half angelic, half demonic face he sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden or face expulsion from the order of assassins know as the Sicari But his dreams of AThe truth of the soul.Lysander Condellaire never understood why he had telepathic andtelekinetic powers until the night his Praetorian father tortured him and left him for dead Now, the half angelic, half demonic face he sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden or face expulsion from the order of assassins know as the Sicari But his dreams of Ancient Rome hint at a destiny he finds hard to accept, especially when it involves the woman he loves, but can never have.The consequences of desire.A gifted healer in the Order, Phaedra DeLuca witnessed her mother s murder when she was just a little girl The haunting memory makes her loathe everything Praetorian When she travels to Rome in search of an ancient artifact, she must work alongside a man who once cruelly rejected her love and healing touch But her dreams of Ancient Rome tell of an irreversible and possibly dangerous future For the distant past and present are about to collide with the one man she is destined to love.

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    1. Oh, yes. Yes, baby. Now we’re talking. Because this was a huge improvement from Assassin's Honor. Especially in the heroine department. Because I liked Phaedra. Very much. Sure, she had her moments – first when she believed Lysander’s lies and didn’t press the issue further, and second when she discovered what he kept from her and without thinking decided she couldn’t trust him. Yes, she changed her mind pretty quickly, thanks to her friends’ intervention, but that little lapse shoul [...]

    2. This was the story of Lysander and Phaedra.I read reviews that people had thought of Zsadist (whom I love so much) when reading this book and I understand why (I'm the tortured hero's number one fan!). I don't want to say too much as I don't want to give away anything about the story but trust me it's definitely worth your time to read this.I loved this book a lot more than I ever expected to. I did find when reading it you needed to make sure you didn't miss anything as there is just so much go [...]

    3. 4.5 omnipotentia stars. Great continuation of this story. Lysander and Phaedra story was so much more, can't wait to see how this all unfolds in the last installment.

    4. Favorite Quote: “Kiss me and I’ll show you what to believe,” she said in a voice that challenged him to listen to his heart and nothing else.The Sicari are an ancient order of people and Lysander has lived his life fighting as one of their best. Now Legatus, or head of his order, it is a daily struggle to keep the demons and dark side of him at bay while he is the leader his team has come to expect. After being tortured at the hands of the Sicari’s nemesis, the Praetorians a year ago, he [...]

    5. 3.7 StarsStory was very good, lotsa action too. For some reason though, I just didn't like this one as much as book 01.I will still continue on with book 03 though.

    6. The premise was interesting, Lysander was a gorgeous hero, and the romantic plot was wonderfully angsty. Unfortunately, this was all marred (not ruined, although it came close at times) by Monica Burns's invented language for the Sicari. I know that Burns says on her website that 'The Sicari language is a mix of Italian and Latin, blended together to form a dialect that is not the Italian or Latin we know or study today. The dialect has evolved over the past two thousand years as any language do [...]

    7. This book took me a long time to read, it did not hold my interest. I almost didn't make it past the first chapter, it made me sick. This was one of those books that while reading, I was OK. but as soon as I put it down, it really didn't want to keep reading. I could've finished a lot sooner, but I honestly didn't feel like continuing with it.The writing is great, storyline good. bit just not for me I guess. But I am glad I read it to know the story. and I will read book 3, because I have to kno [...]

    8. Assassin’s Heart (Book 2 in the Order of the Sicari) by Monica Burns is filled with incredible world building, strong, warrior type characters and an amazing romance. Assassin’s Heart stars Lysander, a facially scarred and brooding Sicari fighter. The beginning of Assassin’s Heart takes place a year before the events of the first book, Assassin’s Honor. Lysander has been taken captive by his enemy, the Praetorian. He is tortured horribly by one of the Praetorian who scrapes away the skin [...]

    9. Assassin's Heart5 StarsSynopsis:After being subjected to horrific torture, Lysander Condellarie is left with disfiguring scars and a terrible secret that results in the loss of the love of his life. Phaedra DeLuca has never understood Lysander's sudden rejection. Now the two must comply with their destinies and join forces in the search for an ancient artifact, which, if it falls into the hands of their enemies, could mean the destruction of their order.Review:An outstanding read! I would give i [...]

    10. This second book in the Order of the Sicari series was so much better than the 1st book! There were still a couple of things that were kind of distracting for me thoughe author still has a tendency to be a little bit repetitive w/ some of her words and phrases.d she is still using those darn Italian words throughout the entire DID drive me a little bit nutty! Having said that, Assassin's Heart was definitely an improvement! I really enjoyed Lysander and Phaedra.d i absolutely LOVED the w [...]

    11. The half-angel, half-demon face that telepathic Lysander sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden to avoid expulsion from an order of assassins. His dreams of ancient Rome hint at a destiny with a woman he loves, but can never have.When the gifted healer Phaedra travels to Rome in search of a legendary artifact, she works alongside a man who once rejected her love and healing touch. But her dreams of Ancient Rome tell of an irreversible and possibly dangerous future. F [...]

    12. **3.5 stars**This book took me awhile to get into itobably not until 60%!! From that point on, it got really exciting. I enjoyed Lysander's and Phaedra's story but a lot of the other background stories were distracting. Along with the repetitive phrases and the non-translated Italian/Latin words, it was a bit frustrating. I do think the author has a good idea with the series.Lysander and Phaedra were really sweet. The reincarnation story was interesting and I enjoyed how it played out. I was hop [...]

    13. Oh yes I truly loved this book! Lysander was just so wounded and passionate . I just wanted to gobble him up! Poor guy. I don't care about the scars. His character was even better than I thought he would be. This had plenty of action. Lots of drama and some hot sex going on. Oh and a couple of shockers.Loved the almost side story of Marcus and Atia. That was really great. Nothing was resolved with the baddies. But hey that means more books for this series!! Oh yeah baby I cant wait! Cleo's book [...]

    14. Was a little disappointed in this one. The first book seemed much more thought-out in comparison. The character's weren't as well developed and at times I felt like I was getting whiplash with the emotional polarities they would jump to one after another (lusty - angry - sad - happy - angry - shyl in one page by ONE character!). But the plot was interesting, so I still read it to the very end!

    15. Tortured male. Surprise paternity of tortured male shocking everyone. Two factions warring against each other in modern day Rome. An order of assassins that seemed to be more a background factor than highlighted in this text. An OK read but I was slightly disappointment as I thought it would have a little bit more action in it.

    16. Once again, this series does not disappoint. I love when a series has several different things happening at the same time, keeping you on your toes, but not burying or confusing you. This author accomplishes that perfectly. There are so many exciting things happening concurrently, but they blend together perfectly. As we learn more about some of our favorite members of the order (or members that become favorites as we read this book), we find so many super cool twists that show many of them are [...]

    17. We pick up the series in a heartbreaking tale for Lysander. We learn so much about him here. We went through some horrific moments and survived and now is dealing with so so much that your heart goes out to him. The search for the Tyet of Ises continues in this book and we get the love story of Lysander and Phaedra.Lysander is a honorable and decent man. He is loyal and kind despite what he now looks like on the outside. Why he suffered the pain he did is so heartbreaking and now he is reeling f [...]

    18. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💋💋💋Lysander and Phaedra , present day , are reincarnations Of Max and Cassiopeia ,from Rome in the year 310AD, they see their past lives in dreams and feel their emotions , love ,sadness terror , but they don’t understand where it will lead them . They are made for each other , have been for over a 1000 years , and now they just need to sort out wether they believe it or not.With the help of others in the Sicari , they search for the Tyet Of Isis , in the [...]

    19. Good storylineI really enjoyed the book. It was as much a suspense story, filled with action, and pleasure mixed in appropriately. It wasnt overwhelming, and it portrayed the extremes of an extreme lifestyle exceptionally well

    20. 4.5 StarsLysander Condellaire has never recovered from the wounds inflicted upon him a year ago. All damage was made worse when he learned that the very Praetorian who inflicted is wounds is also is father. After being rescued by his fellow Sicari, he pushes the one person he cares for most away in fear of what she will think of him. Now in present day Rome, he dreams of an ancient time that feels all too real and is the only place he can be with the woman he loves.Phaedra DeLuca has spent the l [...]

    21. Can we just take a moment to collectively appreciate the cover?I got this book as an advanced read, and I really intended to read it over at least two days – I really did! But then I started and I just couldn’t stop. If you liked Assassin’s Honor, you’ll love Assassin’s Heart.The Setting -- deviates from the Chicago and New England setting of the previous book. Assassin’s Heart picks up with the search for the Tyet of Isis which began in earnest in Assassin’s Honor. The setting is [...]

    22. I enjoyed Assassin's Heart, not as much as Assassin's Honor but I still thought it was good! Was it just me, or did anyone else find Assassin's Heart much more angsty than the first book? It could possibly be because I’ve just finished it but I’m unsure. And by angsty I mean the relationship between Lysander and Phaedra. It was so much back and forth, are we together are we not? What would be next to stop their relationship from moving forward, at one point I just had to put the book down be [...]

    23. A year ago, Praetorians captured and tortured a trio of Sicari warriors. Two of them to death, leaving Lysander Condellaire disfigured and escaped with a Sicari female healer. It's rare to survive a Praetorian torture session and Lysander, in danger of losing an eye and carrying scars where his skin was stripped, refuses help from Phaedra DeLuca, the most powerful Sicari healer. Lysander decided he could bear his injuries better than letting Phaedra find out his father was the Praetorian that to [...]

    24. 2.5 stars - not my cuppa teaWell I liked the (apparently) ongoing plot in the books. I haven't read the previous ones, but the underlying story seems interesting, and the world rich. However, this was one of the most difficult books for me to read.Why?The total and complete angst-fest in this book. The main characters have angst, the side characters have angst, heck, even one of the villains suffers from bouts of angst. Now I know some people love angst, which is why I say this is not my cup of [...]

    25. This second installment of Monica Burns’ Order of the Sicari series is a red-hot, seductive read that has you burning through the pages until the very end.Assassin’s Heart focuses on Lysander as he struggles to come to terms and accept his past. After being tortured at the hands of his enemy, Lysander discovers a secret that he cannot bear to share with anyone – especially the woman he secretly loves and keeps at bay.While I loved the first book, Assassin’s Honor, I absolutely loved read [...]

    26. Wow!!!Captivating and a Page Turner!Monica Burns can surely spin a sizzling spicy hot romance novel,vividly and with ease, leaving her fans begging for more.In this Sicari novel; Phaedra and Lysander not only struggle through their many problems, making it difficut to share their ultimate need and unending love for each other, but also to believe they are the incarnate of Maximus and Cassiopeia of Ancient Rome,hoping and fighting against their same end resultof Cassiopeia dying by the dagger hel [...]

    27. Oooh where do I begin!Well I have to say I liked this book much better than the first. Not that I didn't enjoy the first one, but I just love how there was soo much going on in this one and it made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen with all the characters!We get to know Lysander much better in this book and why he looks and acts the way he does, and boy don't you just love him! I do!! I can't really explain this book because I have no idea how to summarize it lol, ther [...]

    28. So to start Monica Burns has sent me advance reads of this series so I have a bit of a jump on reading it. I loved the Assassin's Honor and I LOVE Assassin's Heart even more. I can say that I liked the story of Lysander and Phaedra a bit better then Ares and Emma. I'm not saying the 1st book was bad because it was really good. The back story of Cloe and who her father really is was a little hint of what might come in the next book and I would love to hear more about how they come to terms with t [...]

    29. 4 STARS The story continues with Ares's healing sister, Phae, and his second in command, Lysander, who is now taken over for Ares (while he is on his honeymoon with Emma). Since he lost his eye, Lysander has pushed Phae away and Phae who has tried to love someone else but her heart keeps coming back to him. Lysander has a secret he is only half Sicarid he was a product of a rape. His real father is his enemy and Lysander will do anything to bring him down. Now Phae and Lysander must work togethe [...]

    30. It was a good book. I liked the plot and the characters and the different powers that the genders posses (also how those powers can be shared with a blood bond, this was all very intriguing to me). However I found myself constantly switching between "This book is fantastic" and "I'm sort of bored with this now.". Hence why I gave it 3 stars. One thing that greatly annoyed me in the beginning of the book was how words or phrases were written in Italian and I was a bit lost, by the middle of the b [...]

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