Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lover Unbound


The latest book of The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. Here's the blurb (taken from the author's website):

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous son of the Bloodletter possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time- until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that cannot include her.


I had high expectations for this book, and I wasn't disappointed. I found the book very different from the others of the series. It had the usual darkness of the story but it didn't have the usual fighting between the Brothers and lessers, the conflict was more of a personal fight within Vishous. It also gives us more information on how their society works. There are a few shocking scenes, wait, there were the good kind. It was definitely the steamiest of the bunch. Although I enjoyed the main plot, I was at times more interested in what was happening with John and his friends.

Looking forward to the next installment. I think it's to be released in March.

Rate: 4/5, Keeper Shelf

7 comments:

Marg said...

The release date for the next Ward book has been pushed back to June 2008.

Crystal said...

I've got this series on my wishlist. Have heard good things about it.

Rosie said...

Wow, we disagree a bit. I was at least liking it until the last 50 pages. That ending just bummed me out.

Leya said...

Marg,

Thanks for the info on the release date.

Leya said...

Crystal, the series is pretty good. You should give it a try.

Leya said...

Rosie, I didn't care the ending too much, I didn't understand the whole "spirit" thing. And don't get me started on the Chosen... lol....

lisabea said...

Lots of folks are unhappy with this latest installment of the BDB. Not me though. Noper. I enjoyed it. But it was quite different than the others: lack of lessers, too little V and Jane,and lots of time spent getting the readers drooling for the next one. Good though.