©2008 J.R. Ward; (P)2008 Recorded Books
"Erotic paranormals are ... frighteningly addictive." (Publisher's Weekly)
I have become quite addicted to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but this book was difficult to get through. Compared to the other brothers, I feel Phury's story was given far less attention and development. This book included a great deal on additional story lines which can be fine but they often eclipsed the main story. So here is what I liked and didn't like.
- John Matthew starting to come into his own, along with Blay and Quinn
- The final resolution with the Chosen is ultimately satisfying
- Ending between Phury and Zhadist
- Too much time spent on other storyline development. Lash, Quinn's situation, John Matthew, Bella and the baby, and Tor and Lassiter...the last in particular could have waited to the next book.
- Phury's story is not really a love story...frankly Cormea did nothing for me at all and I really don't see her as an agent of change for Phury....this is really about him overcoming his addiction
- In regards to Phury's drug addiction, I think this was really overplayed and over-reacted by the Brotherhood. As another reviewer commented, all the Brothers are really broken and frankly Zhadists self-destruction before Bella was as bad as Phury's and they did not kick him out...and what about Tor just up and taking off after Wellesly. No one really tried to help Phury other than yell at him and Zhadist was really hypocritical in cutting him off after all he did himsef
- I felt that this was more a rant on JR's part against drug addiction and Phury's self-loathing just made me want to smack him
- We got gipped with the birth of Nala...after all the lead in and worry about Bella we get a line..."Oh by the way, the baby was born fine...let's celebrate"..Hello! This is the first Brotherhood baby, tons of storyline about Zhadist worrying and Bella being in danger and we don't even get to see what happened. I thought she was not even due yet.
So...I enjoyed this book reasonably but would not listen again and found it a weak but necessary contribution to the series.
Once again J R Ward lures you into her vampire world in a seemingly effortless way..you are instantly engaged and left wanting more!!! This is the 6th book in her Brotherhood Series and delivers Phury & Cormia's. This story is somewhat dark and reels you in until the end and trust me the end comes all to soon!! So far she neatly sets up each new storyline for her next book in her most current novel. If you have not experienced J R Ward's vampire world I highly recommend each and every installment of this series. I really like the narrator even though there is not much difference between female and male voices...I hope he continues with the series...have purchased each and every title in series, all are amazing, well worth the credit.
I love all the BDB books and have read them several times. I don't care for the narrator though and i see they have used the same one for Dark Lover. His voice is just not right for the brothers, no inflection and very monotone.
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
I love this series I didn't like this book as much as I liked the previous once. Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. Problem was Phury sacrificed his self for everyone he cutoff his own foot to safe his Twin Zsadist from the mistress who enslaved him he agreed to be the Primale of the Chosen, because V fell in love with Jane and didn't want to do it. What I dislike the most about this book was the self loathing that Phury went never seeing the good in him self never believing that he was good enough it got old and tiring to the point that I had to stop listening to it at times. I liked Cormia who was the Chosen first mate she was willing to do what she had to do for the good of her race, but she didn't have her own mind and she wanted to be her own person. I liked the fact that she learned to speak up for herself and I liked her friendship with John. I did like the fact that this book had a lot of things going on Blay told Qhinn how he felt, Qhinn cut Lashes throat when he attacked John in the shower although John stood up for him self. Phury OD on heroin from the wait of all the things on his shoulders, which was a good thing because it made him self things different. For me this book would have been a lot better if the author would have pulled back on some of the self loathing. I was also glad that Torh was found. I look forward to reading or listening to the rest of this series.
Thinking back on books 4 and 5, it seems like the brothers took a little break for love and some R&R. You get to book 6 and BAM, it was on and popping! There was so much going on in this story. Between Phury, the 3 musketeers also known as Qhuinn, John Matthew & Blay, the Omega and his evil genius, and of course Phury's 'wizard' who totally stole the show---your head could easily spin, but, the various storylines are so interesting that its easy to keep up, stay interested and riveted, waiting for more. This one felt like the primer for everything that's about to unfold, and I know its going to be awesome!
So many books...so little time! :)
Phury really drove me crazy in here, as he deals with his addiction and his obligation as Primale, and he just continues to make things worse! In his past he has always put others first before himself, and he has suffered for it all his life. As he confronts his first chosen, Cormia, he is in such a destructive state, not to mention dealing with this strange voice in his head, that he doesn't see what is in front of him. I really enjoyed Cormia and her personality the most I think! Phury brings her over from the other side, and while she adjusts to a new way of life, she puts Phury in his place and isn't afraid to take chances.
This book made me frustrated a lot, as Phury kept making bad decision after bad decision, which I guess is to be expecting considering everything he has been through. The ending, however, made up for it and the other story lines were good too! While this wasn't a favorite, it is still worth listening to!
Didn't feel the connection of the love relationship as I have in the others.
The way he fought the drug addition.
Can't really say there was one.
This is book number 6 in her series. Her seventh is due out April/2009. You need to start with the first book Dark Lover and read through to really understand as to what is going on. To just read this one will make some sense but not wholly. I think one of the other reviewers trashed the novel without really reading the entire series. I am a HUGE Butch fan so I can't wait for the whole series to be available on audiobooks!! Cellies will be thrilled!
I'd rather listen than read!!!! This is my joy!!!
This book would be for someone that wants to listen to the narrator go on and on regarding detail only because the aurthor wanted to describe how the character lathers his soap and how the big the bubbles are. This book went on and on and on about nothing. There were maybe two love scenes not thatmattered but I was like damn is he ever going to get the girl or move on. The story just has too much un-needed details.
No not from this genre of book but if I had not already purchased the rest of this series I would definitely stop listening after this book. I struggled through the book prior to this one in this series with hopes that it would get better. I liked the first two books but this book and the previous one are really pushing me away. I am going to finish the series but it has to get better.
Sure, the narrator is not the problem he's doing a good job. It's the author.
I can't say enough how much this was a waste of my time. Ugh!!!!
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