About:In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates
Review: This book delivered on all it’s promise and so much more!
I am going to try and not have any spoilers in my review. Though I don’t promise that it won’t happen.
Xhex/John: For those of us who have been waiting for their story, JR did not disappoint. She wrote it so that it was true to both characters and their journeys. I was at times frustrated, crying, and then cheering them on during their journey. I don’t think anyone will be disappointed by how she wrote their beautiful story.
John/Tohr-Darius/Tohr: I think this was brilliantly played through the whole book. I won’t tell you how it turned out but I think it reached the most logical conclusion (beginning?) that it could. It was very well done.
Lash/Omega: Usually the lesser stories are just foil for the brotherhood but I liked how she added another depth to that storyline. Of course, it was still sufficiently icky and they were still the big bad that we expect.
The BB Ghost Story: At first I was like what the heck is this? And yep I guessed wrong about it until probably the last few chapters. I am interested to see where/if that goes anywhere.
Payne/Wrath/V/Scribe Virgin/N’One/L: I thought this secondary story was well told and definitely brought everyone into play that needed to be. It was nice seeing Wrath more since we hardly ever see him. I think JR did a great job of opening up the flood gates to many stories yet to come.
Blay/Quinn: Not reviewing this part because there is no way to not give it away.
I loved this book! The only sad part is it will be a long time till the next one.
oh my last part of the review:
Lassiter/Trez/iAM: You will laugh but I actually think these 3 are what really gelled the book together. It would not have been as enjoyable without them and I certainly hope they are used more in the future. Better yet, give each of them their own book!
Author Website: http://www.jrward.com/