In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Now back in the Brotherhood - and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was - Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld - Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he's told 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?
About the Author
After graduating from law school J. R. Ward began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centres in the U.S. She lives in Kentucky with her husband.
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Just read the book. This is Tohr's story and him letting go of Wellsie so she can go into the Fade and back up characters who are link to him are Lassister-That Angel and No'One Xhex's mother. I found the story dragged with what he was suppose to do for Wellsie and the end part before the fade ceremony just set me off in tears. Lover awakened set me off in tears and so did this story. J R Ward is such a clever writer and thats why I have read all her books. The story also goes off on other stories about the brothers and enermies. It tells us about the band of bastards, John and Xhex struggles,Qhinn and Layla, Blay and Saxton, Wrath and tidbits about the shadows and others. So the book is jam packed and hopefully more stories to come. Great read and I am a fan.
This is a great addition to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Tohr is still heartbroken over losing Wellsie and Lassiter is trying to get him to move on before he fails his mission and Wellsie is stuck in the InBetween for eternity. No'One (Xhex's Mother) is still living in the mansion trying to get closer to her daughter and has some unresolved drama with Tohr. There are a lot of Xhex and JM scenes in this novel as well is some advancement in the ongoing Qhuinn and Blaylock romance.
This whole story takes place over a year and the timeline feels appropriate to the novel. JR Ward warned on her website that you'd need tissues for this one and she was right. IT's completely heartbreaking in parts but well up to par with the other books - much better than Lover Unleashed. I loved it.