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The Thief

A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,135 ratings)

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Number-one New York Times best-seller. 

New enemies rise and desire burns in the latest thrilling novel of the paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood.    

Sola Morte, former cat burglar and safecracker, has given up her old life on the wrong side of the law. On the run from a drug lord’s family, she is lying low far from Caldwell, keeping her nose clean and her beloved grandmother safe. Her heart, though, is back up North, with the only man who has ever gotten through her defenses: Assail, son of Assail, who never meant to fall in love - and certainly not with a human woman. But they have no future, and not just because she doesn’t know he is a vampire, but because he is not about to stop dealing arms to the Black Dagger Brotherhood. 

Fate, however, has other plans for them. When Assail falls into a coma and lingers on the verge of death, his cousins seek out Sola and beg her to give him a reason to live. The last thing she wants is a return to her past, but how can she leave him to die? 

As a lethal new enemy of the vampires shows its face and the Brotherhood needs Assail back on his feet, Sola finds herself not only a target, but a mission-critical force in a war she doesn’t understand. And when Assail’s truth comes out, will she run from the horror...or follow her heart into the arms of the male who loves her more than life itself? 

©2018 J. R. Ward (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Good stuff

Not quite a 5 but almost. She left tails as she's apt to do but not huge ones more like teases for the next books. I've always like Asail and Marisal. Also very fond of Marisal's Vovo and the cousins. Parts of this felt like set up but it was still interesting enough to not make it feel boring. All in all I liked it quite a bit.

Nice to see V and Doc Jane as well.

Also there was one scene with the brothers that made me laugh so hard I had tears. OMG those men are such a hoot some times.

As always with this series, Jim Frangione is so good I'd be upset if I had to read a copy and couldn't listen. He really enhances the story.

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND SO WORTH THE WAIT!!!!

Finally, finally, finally, Assail and Sola reunite!!!! I completely adore these two and couldn't wait for this book to be released. From several preceeding books I loved the fierceness of Sola and the dynamic between she and Assail was palpable to say the least. Seeing them finally get together gave me all the feels!

The beginning was slower but it ramped up toward the last couple hours. I laughed and cried a little, swooned, and did some fist pumping too. As usual, the narration was superb, I could listen to Jim Frangione for days and never have enough. In terms of the storyline it seems that a new threat has emerged, and I have not a clue how the BDB is going to handle it, which is perfect because that just means that this series will continue for many years to come. Truth be told, I gave 4 stars as opposed to my usual 5 for BDB books; this particular book is a little low on action and maybe lower on the hot sex end as well, in comparison to some of the other books but I still count it as one of my favorites and would highly recommend it! I cannot wait to see what happens next.

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  • RNgrl13
  • SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, United States
  • 04-13-18

So GOOD!!!

I LOVE VOVO!!! Another absolute winner from JR Ward!! I just can't get enough. When is the next book coming?

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Another home run

There’s nothing that I didn’t like in this book! JR Ward is just perfection in all of the BDB books so I’m not surprised that I couldn’t quit listening! I love that the brotherhood was front and center again. Now that they have a new enemy we are guaranteed more books to come! Woop Woop!

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  • Angie
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I Love This Series

This as book 16 in the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series. Marisol "Sola" Morte left Caldwell after falling in love with Assail she is on the run from drug dealers. Assail has been in a cocaine withdrawal coma for months and its only a matter of time before he dies. V and Jane continue to have problems to the point that V almost cheated on her when she finds out she leaves him. I wanted to slap V and Jane because they both were putting other things before each other and Manny did the right thing when he forced her to take time off from the clinic. The brothers find out that their is a new player in the war it seems that one of Xcor's former bastards have found away to make is own army that he is using to kill other vamps. When Assails cousin's find Sola they ask her to come to Assail after Jane tells them that its time to let him go she says no but her grandmother makes her go to him and he comes out of it when she tells him that she loves him. Sola doesn't know that he is a vamp and while feeding from a chosen he starts to get better fast. When Jane is shot she goes up to the sanctuary V thinks he has loss her forever until Lassiter takes him to the sanctuary they find that a book has been taken. As always there was a lot going on in this book with Assail and Sola dealing with Ben Louise sister Victoria who was a killer like her brothers. V and Jane and the fact that Throe is using that book to make shadows and their personal stuff and the fact that his mother the Scribe Virgin is gone. This book was well written or read as I listened to it on audio with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading or listening to the next book about Murhder who went crazy because of Xhex and why he wants to have a meeting with the King.

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Very good..

I truly enjoyed this book. I've always enjoyed her books, but the story line was good from beginning to end.

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LOVED IT!

Ms. Ward never disappoints!!! ❤️ the books helps take me away and it’s a great Journey!! Ty

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The Thief

I am kind of disappointed in this book.
Assail and Sola get there HEA but I found it to be a little unreal. Here Assail was at death's door and then poof all of a sudden he has something or someone to live for.

We do find out more about the Scribe Virgin and who takes her place. That was ok but then Lassiter says something that confuses me to no end. He was talking to V and says you will guild us to the end, the end of what the war? I thought that was the Destroyer prophecy?

V and Jane go through so really big ups and downs. I was a little peeved at V if I am being honest like what the heck dude.
Though I am glad they see what taking care of the brothers night after night can do to someone and that they are going to bring on more staff it really is much needed.

Jane and V needed to reconnect for sure, but I also feel like we didn’t get a lot of the other brothers in this book and I miss them.

I want to know what is going on with the Omega and the Lessers. But also what does this book and Throe has to do with anything. Is that the End Lassiter was talking about?

I am just left with more questions.

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clearly a prequel to many incredibl pending plots!

it felt like a cliff hanger because all kinds of new twists and turns were introduced. i was so bummed when it was over!! a couple love stories including the much awaited Asail romance... and an introduction to 2 new protagonists. i can't believe I'm going to have to wait another year or more to find out about the shadow! ahhh!

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Thanks to the Warden

Loved the story as I have all you books. Deep loving characters making it against the odds.

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