As the vampire warriors of the Black Dagger Brotherhood defend their race from their slayers, one male’s loyalty to the Brotherhood is about to be tested—and his dangerous mixed blood revealed.
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood series, book 7
Pub: 2009, Piatkus
Author: J. R. Ward
Cat: paranormal romance
Format: paperback (mid); 719 pp w/ 74 chapters
Whose: Rehvenge & Ehlena
Age Range: adult
Cadwell, New York, has long been the battle ground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious nightclub that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he’s approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King, and leader of the Brotherhood.
However, Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood. He’s a symphath and the revelation to this deadly secret will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And as plots within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in a darkening world: Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him – and the one thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
Okay, so you must forgive me, because I’ve been sick as a dog, I didn’t give this book a complete read over before starting this review. Mostly it doesn’t matter because it was an awesome book and I had a bit of a wait for the next one to come out when I got this one, and so I read it, over and over, a little obsessively, but that doesn’t mean I won’t stuff up and put thing is wrong places. Or talk about things that matter.
But then I don’t know if there is anyone out there that really needs to have a review to get them all set out in reading this series. It really is good, and you’ll love it, promise.
Now, it’s about someone outside the brotherhood yes, but he’s so much involved and needed that I thought she did a really good thing by putting him in as a book. Also the things that happen around this book time, the conclusions from this book is all needed for the next one.
That too, and Ward has this habit (I believe) to have four books before she’ll write a main talking characters books.
I’ll show you. Butch, book—what?—four. John is next, another big character voice threw the series, is...yep, number 8, and yeah, he was there from book two, but you sorta see what I’m saying. Or more so I think I’m saying that I can’t wait till book 12, if she holds to the pattern (Qhuinn, if you don’t understand).
Anyway, none of that matters, it’s this book were talking about.
So Rhev is the brother of Bella, and also has this birth defect that makes him half symphath—and with this, it’s better to just run with it and not think too hard on what they are, you’ll never really understand, ‘cause she never truly explains them.
He also happens to be getting blackmailed, is king of a drug ring and own at least two clubs and a restaurant. He’s a big bad ass man.
So, obviously he falls in love, realises a lot about himself and more so there is only one way to save everyone he loves (which is like 5 people, I think)
And there I’ll stop.
What I love most about it all is that we get to learn more about the Moors in this book, the big black (?) men who guard Rhev. And also Xhex, but she’s been coming in and out of threw the last couple of books.
And with that a little more of the decline in John, but really, if you’ve been threw all he’s has you would be declining as well. But it’s all important for the next book.
Ehlena is the love interest and is a nurse that just can’t help but fall in love with the big dumbass. Though you have a little trouble falling for her. She’s a stella lass, and isn’t like the rest of them, though that female habit of Wards is still strong in the way she talks.
The big thing that makes this book the most intense and interesting, is Wraths part in it. but unlike everyone else I think that it needs to be read to really appreciate it, and more so understand what he’s feeling and thinking and...yeah, it’s a sad story line that wives threw another one. Which is what Ward does best. Hooks you without you truly understanding why.
Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed, Lover Unbound, Lover Enshrined, [tb], Lover Mine, Lover Unleashed, Lover Reborn,