Number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward’s novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continue, as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…and ventures into an erotic world of dark dreams and darker desires.
Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.
When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquility of the Fade - he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....
Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future.…But can his heart let go and set all of them free?
©2012 J.R. Ward (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Don't start with this book. Start in the beginning, and read all the books in order. They just get better, and better. I think there's a whole new beginning in this book. Unlike most series, that seem to go stale after awhile, Ms Ward, has completely recaptured my interest in the series, with this book. I love how she has several stories going on at the same time, and the new group of bad guys are really getting interesting. Unlike the lessors though, you kinda start liking these guys, hoping they will join forces at some point. She leaves enough unresolved stories, to mark your calendar for the next installment. The narration is excellent, to make it a "must listen"
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I've followed the brotherhood for a while now, and I've been a devoted fan. I know many reading this will be fans, and I respect that. Aside from the obvious incongruity of warriors who are hundreds of years old talking like 17 year old street thugs, I've enjoyed the series. The trouble is, the last 5 books (with one exception) have been disappointments for me. This book, I'm afraid, put the nail in my BDB coffin.
Without providing spoilers, it's hard to voice my complaints about this book, but I'll try. The romance is weak, and in the end, just didn't work for me. I considered Tohr's treatment of No'one for at least the first half of their relationship to be disrespectful at best and emotionally abusive at worst. The second half of their relationship only improved marginally until the very end. This fact was disturbing, but the fact that the rest of the brothers (and household, including No'one's son in law and her daughter) knew what was going on and no one bothered to even mention it, much less intervene, is massively disappointing.
JR Ward, as is her usual style, carries on several story lines in this book, but none of them seem to advance the plot much. They do open up some interesting possibilities for future books, but that's about it.
I've been debating whether or not I'll keep reading this series, but I think this will be the last one for me. I think I'll leave the in between now and step on into the fade.
I love the audio version! Another great performance by Jim Frangione!
JR Ward does it again! This book was Awesome! It made me cry, laugh, and then cry again! I recommend the BDB to all my friends!
If you haven't read this series. I would recommend you do!
Jim and the expectation of what comes next.
oh my, as soon as I met V he was mine, and if he weren't mentioned I would be upset. That said, in this book as I get to know Xcore a little and start to understand him, I like him more. He's is letting go of who he thought he was and learning who is really is. I like that.
All of it.
The in between, where will it find you.
Addicted to Audio Books !
I would have to say #3, I have listened to a lot of audiobooks so #3 means it was very very good.
I dont want to spoil the book for anyone else, so I will say the whole book was memorable
Tohrment for sure
Absolutely, I practically did, except while at work then I had to stop listening but I was thinking about listening to it while I was at work
This whole series was awesome, I hope there will be more to come, I love all the characters, So So So Much.
Most definately. This book has action, romance, drama, and a few twist that will blow you away.
The introduction of new characters in the story.
As always he does an excellent job. He is so in tune with the characters.
Oh yes, you won't want to put it down.
The two main characters come full circle in thier own greiving process. You are able to connect with them. This book shows so many different types of love for one another. To me this oneis the best the series thus far.
Okay, so I bought the hard copy and read it yesterday, so I hole hardily recommend this book. One of the best in the serious! A must read....or listen as it maybe. Jim was amazing as usual! The WARDen did it again.
I have listened to all the black dagger brotherhood books twice and I find that JR Ward leaves me with just enough at the end of each book to makes antsy for the next book.Her books always grab me from the beginning and I am hooked until the last paige wanting moor.
My interest in the subject matter is already there. I have all of Chris Feehan's Dark series and I really wish she would write more.
His performance let me shut my eyes and use my imagination to be there, It is like old time radio shows.
I did not want to put the book down, but I had to sleep and do other things as well.
I really do not wish for Jr Ward to rush her next book because she does such a good writer but I am waiting with baited breath for the next book
Mom, cupcake froster at local gourmet shop, and avid listener to books while doing said frosting or housework. True audiobook addict!
The story is mainly about Torment's journey through grief - but the story also touches on several other established relationships as well as some newer ones. Being a big BDB fan, it was great to see interactions with other characters I have grown to love throughout the series. The first few books in the series mainly focused on one relationship - but this continues to draw you into the BDB "family" and keep tabs on the goings on.
I have read some reviews that this book was disappointing because there wasn't much in the romance department. Personally, I don't feel liked I missed out on anything. In fact, I feel like it was one of the books I enjoyed the most - mainly because we got to know more about other brothers and those involved in their lives in some way.
The book ended on kind of a cliffhanger of sorts - I'm not going to say what so it won't be given away - but I have questions and wonderings on what will happen with certain people. Needless to say, I can't wait for the next book!
I was a little disappointed in this particular book. I felt the romance with Tohr and Autumn was lacking, although I did understand the reason for the hesitation.
I started the story and it took me a while to get into it. That has never happened with the other books in the series.
I actually put it aside and read (listened) to two other books before I went back to this one.
It then caught my interest and reminded me why I liked the series so much.
I am looking forward to the next one featuring Quinn.
The narrator, Jim Frangione, makes the characters. I hope he continues to narrate this series.
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