"The hottest collection of studs in romance" (New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight) returns as number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world - at last....
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it's about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young - just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It's hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he's learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions...but as the battle over the race's throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together...finally become one.
©2013 J. R. Ward (P)2013 Penguin Audio
another great book from JR Ward about the brother hood, the story of 2 warriors who find that their life is different from their brothers, all though I could have done without the male on male sex parts, I loved the storyline. I do think that the writer is drawning out this series, I feel she needs to pick up the pace, solve some of the on going issuse that the BDB is dealing with, close up some gaps in the storyline.
This one had a few to many story lines. I found myself dong some fast forwarding. This one does give you the Quinn and Blah story we have all been waiting for.
First of all, the Narrator is the best in the business!!! Jim Frangione IS the BDB!!! Once you hear his beautiful baritone voice, each and every Brother imprints into your mind and is always with you when you read/listen. I own all the audiobooks as well as the Kindle e-books.
I loved the boo, immediately falling in love with the many stories, new characters and budding relationships within this book. Being a hardcore BDB fan, and having said that, the explicit gay M on M sex was a little too much for this "meaty-irish-catholic" girl. I knew it would be such and I read at my own choice. This is just a warning to those who might be offended, which I wasn't, but even for me, it was a bit too,too.
To sum up the high recommendation to any new BDB recruit....Read all 12 books in sequential order or the stories will mean nothing to you. BDB fans read ALL the books MANY times over. I believe this book also will be a "multiple-read/listen" for BDB lovers.
Looking forward to installment 13. Must we wait a year???
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
If your a Brotherhood fan then your going to love it because you simply want to continue the story. This is a long listen but allot of stories will spring from it. This happens to be my favorite paranormal series and I can't wait until the next one. Be advised this story is a MM story and has explict sexual content. Never a credit wasted when it comes to the Brotherhood.
J.R. Ward has done it again...this is an excellent book. It could have been better, but it was good. This series has always been exciting, edgy and had alot of beauty in it. You're alternately breathless and anxious and rooting for the characters...I've wanted to see these two resolved for a long time...however we don't get to enjoy it...not really...alot of agony through this book...and you don't get any insights, thoughts...etc. from alot of the other characters. I've always liked when JRW mixes it up...and I guess that she had that in mind introducing new characters. I like that...it's good...but we need more thoughts/insights from the old characters she mixes in...we didn't get much of that at all...or maybe I'm just spoiled. Regardless JRW remains a cut above the rest in writing in this series (and the the Fallen Angels) and I'lll continue to wait with bated breath for all of them....What's next JR?
It is right at the top. It helps that it is in a series that I have listened to or read with baited breath but this book had promised something that is not often broached in books that I read a relationship between to male characters which I had come to love during my reading of the series. Being a Christian this is a subject I am to be truly against and for myself I would be truly against a same sex partner that being said I had a brother who was (I really hate the term homosexual I think it sounds perverted and I myself prefer to say Gay as it means happy to me so I will use that term) sorry for not being politically correct he was Gay he studied every religion was very well educated and was pushed away from my family for his choice. I was very young and could not make the decision to tell my family to kiss my ass but he and I remained close in spirit. Listening to this book I can only pray that he had someone to share these beautiful moments with I did not find them gross or vulgar I found them human and loving. I enjoyed hearing about how each of them felt and what they felt and I am sure my brother knew GOD and in my heart I am sure he is with him now if I am wrong GOD will correct me I need no man to do it. It is a beautifully written book about feelings and love and deserves being judged on that alone. I LOVE you Richard will be with you before you know it.
I have no other books to compare that AI can think of right now I just finished reading it at 4 this morning and it is still fresh in my memory and think it will always be fresh for what it has meant to me. For me there is no comparison only hope that my brother found that kind of love here on earth.
I think it would be butch loved the accent.
It made me think and pray and dare to hope that someone I lost at the age of 6 had love in his life other than the distant love I had in my heart for him and that all of his life was not the beatings from pigs who didn't like the way he looked. It made me believe that his kind of love was just as important and deeply felt as heterosexual love is. It opened my eyes to thew fear people have of feelings unknown.
What a wonderful book, What a wonderful long awaited story and what a beautiful ending, no one could ask for better thank you Miss Ward.
I've listened to all of Jim Frangione's readings of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood books. It took me a while to warm up to his style, but once I did, I really can't imagine anyone else reading them.
I've read this book at least twice and now listened to it too. Knowing the story, I tended to fast forward to the storylines for Qhuinn and Blay - just a great, slow burn romance. It was a long time in the making and totally worth the wait.
She does it again. JR WARD knows how to write her Vampire Brothers. Each book gets better and the reader gets emerged farther and farther in the Brotherhood and their fight against the Lessening Society.
Artfully read, I love listening to Jim Frangione's voice, it what get me through the long commutes. One of my favourite series enhanced by the performance.
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