A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s Black Daggar Brotherhood series continues as the cold heart of a cunning predator is warmed against its will...
Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time—until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her....
The newest in Ward's ferociously popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series bears all the marks of a polished storyteller completely at home in her world. Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, is a cunning, stone-hearted vampire warrior devoted to killing the wicked, undead vampire slayers known as the Lessers; after an ill-fated visit to a hospital, Vishous falls instantly and unexpectedly in love with a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb. Soon, Vishous has brought the unwitting human back to the Brotherhood lair, where she returns his feelings, opening up a potentially cataclysmic conflict Vishous is, against his will, destined to become the Primale, a warrior with multiple vampire wives who's meant to ensure the survival of the species. Ward has by now become an expert at fleshing out the stories of her supporting characters each with his or her own novel without overpowering the central story, and while the romance between Vishous and Whitcomb is genre-typical, Ward isn't afraid to break with convention in challenging, gratifying ways. Though not recommended for newcomers to Ward's universe or romance traditionalists, this fix will give Brotherhood addicts a powerful rush.
Saddest, Darkest Book Yet - Still Love It
So much tragedy in this one. I was so excited for John to finally reach his transition (becoming an adult male), but there was still so much sadness in the milestone for him. He got his father’s/his diary, so that he at least feels like he has a connection to someone. He’s so adrift in this book. At least he’s got Blay and Quinn now. I like the connection John is forming with Z though, too. Those two kind of need each other. I just hope the diary doesn’t give him seizures.
It was great seeing Vishous finally face his past, share it with someone, then open himself up. It was unfortunate how he lost it all in the end, but sort of got it back. I really didn’t remember the bombshell about his mother. I can’t believe I ever managed to forgot that one. We really spent much less time with V and Jane than we did with the other couples during their books previously, too. That was a little weird, but it worked for everything that happened in this book.
I really like the different story lines these are starting to do. I’m really really interested in John’s story and can’t wait till they point 2 & 2 together. I think Z will figure it out first.
Absolutely loved the book!!!!