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C*: Black Dagger Brothers

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My favorite Brothers in this series:

1. Vishous
2. John Matthew
3. Zsadist
4. Tohr
5. Rehvenge
6. Blay & Qhuinn
7. Wrath

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Name: Vishous

Nickname: V

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)

His Book: Lover Unbound (Seelenjäger & Todesfluch)

Nature:
Vampire, a Brother of the Black Daggers (till 1739)

Age: 304 years

About:
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. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Butch, Rhage (love-hate)

His Shellan: Dr. Jane Whitcomb

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Quote:

V: “Take off your coat.“
Jane: „Excuse me?“
V: „Take it off.“
Jane: „No.“
V: „I want it off.“
Jane: „Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won’t affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you.  (*lmao* ^^)
(Lover Unbound)

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Quote:

V: „She was staying. A little longer.
V smiled to himself. So this was what winning the lottery felt like.“

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Quote:

Jane (about V): „Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.“

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Now some pics with Jane:

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Quote:

V: „Praying’s not going to help. Too late for that, Jane … I gave you a chance to have it on your terms. Now we’ll do this on mine.“

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Name: John Matthew

Nickname: John

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Mine (Vampirseele & Mondschwur)

Nature:
Vampire, lives in the house of the Black Daggers

About:
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Blay and Qhuinn

His Shellan: Xhex

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Quote:

Xhex: „Slipping in the side door to the VIP section , she scanned the crowd , well aware that she was looking for one male in particular.
And he was there.
Fucking John Matthew.“  (Lover Avenged).

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John on the American Hardcover of ‚Lover Mine‘:

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Quotes:

John: „Some things are destined to be — it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.“ (Lover Mine)

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John & Xhex: And it was funny. The silence of him had a bizarre effect on her. Normally, she was the quiet one in situations, preferring to keep her own council and not share her thoughts on anything. But with John’s mute presence, she felt curiously compelled to talk.
I’m stuffed,“ she said, lying back against the pillows. As he cocked a brow and lifted the last Danish, she shook her head. „God…no. I couldn’t manage another thing.
And it was only then that he began to eat.
You waited for me ?“ she said, frowning. When he ducked her gaze and shrugged, she cursed softly.
„You didn’t have to.“
Another shrug. As she watched him, she murmured, „You have beautiful table manners.“
His blush was the color of Valentine’s Day and she had to tell her heart to calm the fuck down as it started to beat fast. (Lover Mine)

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The German Cover:

copyright: Heyne

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Quote:

Xhex: „No, you’ve got it all wrong, John.“
Reading his emotions, she shook her head.
„You’re not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You’re twice what anyone else is because you survived.“ (Lover Mine)


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Now some pics of John and Xhex:

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Quote:

John thinking about Xhex: John leaned in and pressed his lips to hers; then he stretched out beside her. His body was exhausted but, his heart was alive with a joy so pure it was like the sunlight he didn’t get to see anymore: He was a mute-ass motherfucker with a nasty past and a night job that involved fighting evil and slaughtering the undead. And in spite of all that…he’d gotten the girl.
(Lover Mine)

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Name: Zsadist

Nickname: Z

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Awakened (Mondspur & Dunkles Erwachen)

Age: 230 years

Nature:
Vampire, a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (till 1932)

About:
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.  (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Phury, Wrath

His Shellan: Bella
Their Child: Nalla

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Bella & Z: „What happened to you?“ she asked.
„I got hit in the side.“
„With what?“
„A knife.
(Lover Awakened)

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More of Zsadist:

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Quote:

Z: „He knew he was being overbearing as hell, but he couldn’t help it. He was a bonded male. With his pregnant female. There were few things on the planet more aggressive or dangerous. And those bastards were called hurricanes and tornadoes.“ (Lover Awakened)

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And one picture with him and Bella:

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Quote:

Z: „I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came…and I was awakened.“
(Lover Awakened)

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And one picture with him and Bella:

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Name: Rehvenge

Nickname: Rehv

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Avanged (Racheengel & Blinder König)

Nature:
Vampire, a friend of the Black Daggers. Brother of Bella – Zsadist’s Shellan.

About:
Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Trez, Xhex

His Shellan: Ehlena

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Quote:

Ehlena: „She was glad she didn’t know where it would take her. Because sometimes the only thing that
got you through hell was that you were in too deep to pull out.“
(Lover Avenged)

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More of Rhev:

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Rhev: „This was why people got mated, Rehv suddenly thought. Fuck the sex and the social position. If they were smart, they did it to make a house that had no walls and an invisible roof and a floor that no could walk on-and yet the structure was a shelter no storm could blow down, no match could torch up, no passage of years could degrade.
That was when it hit him. A mated bond like that helped you through shit nights like this.“
(Lover Avenged).

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Rhev togehter with Ehlena:

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Rhev to Ehlena: „No matter what you wear… to me, you will always have diamonds on the soles of your shoes.“
(Lover Avenged)

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Name: Tohrment

Nickname: Tohr

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Reborn

Nature:
Vampire, a Brother of the Black Daggers

About:
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? (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Wrath (Darius, already dead)

First Love/ Shellan: Wellsie (dead)

His Shellan now: No’One (Autumn, later in the book of Lover Reborn)

Quote:
Tohr (thinking): „Nobody wanted to frontline on the network news, the papers, the magazines. This down-low tenet was the single thing that the enemy and the Black Dagger Brotherhood agreed upon, the only deference that was given by both sides. So, yeah, the slayers could say … target your pregnant shellan, shoot her in the face, and leave her for dead, taking away not just her life, but your own. But God forbid they rile up the humans.
‚Cuz that would just be wrong“!
(Lover Reborn)

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In this picture he’s still together with Wellsie:

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Tohr: „You never knew the last time you were seeing someone. You didn’t know when the last argument happened, or the last time you had sex, or the last time you looked into their eyes and thanked God they were in your life.
After they were gone?
That was all you thought about.
Day and night.“
(Lover Mine)

Tohr & No’One: „Instead, he stopped and looked at her. She had her fingertips up to her lips, her eyes wide and full of wonder… as if she had never felt anything even close to what she just had. He went back to the bed. ‚Was that you first kiss?‘
She blushed in the most lovely pink, her eyes dropping shyly to the carpet. ‚Yes.‘
‚You gonna let me give you another?‘
No’One: ‚Yes, please…‘ she breathed.
(Lover Reborn)

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Name: Blaylock and Qhuinn

Nickname: Blay / Qhuinn

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)

Nature:
Vampires, both are friends of the Black Daggers and they live in their mansion.

Best Friend: John Matthew

About:
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.
(Synopsis from ‚Lover at Last‘)

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Quotes:

Qhuinn: „What is wrong with you, that you care so much about me?“
Blay: „What is wrong with you, that you can’t see why I would?“

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Blay: „Say the word. Say the word and I wont go.
Say the word, Qhuinn. Do it and I’ll spend the night with you.
Better yet. Why don’t you just kiss me…“
(Lover Mine)

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Qhuinn (thinking): No one got forever. And it was fucking crime to waste what you were given.
Enough, Qhuinn thought. Enough with the excuses, and the avoidance, and the trying to be someone, anyone else.
…..   It was time to be a male.
As Blay starrted to straighten, like a message had been received, Qhuinn thought, That’s right, buddy.
Our future has come.
(Lover Reborn)
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Blay: ‚In the silence that followed, Blay knew he had something he was supposed to say. Yeah…it was right on his tongue. It was… Shit. With Qhuinn looking at him like that, he couldn’t remember his own name. Blaysox? Blacklock? Blabberfox? Who the fuck knew…‘
(Lover at Last)

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Qhuay

Qhuinn and Blay

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Qhuinn to Blay: „You guys were what got me through it,” Qhuinn heard himself say. “I lived for the night, because I could go over to your house. It was the only thing that kept me going. You were the only thing, actually. It was…you.“
(Lover at Last)

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Qhuay

Qhuinn and Blay

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Name: Wrath, son of Wrath

Nickname: Wrath

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)

His Book: Dark Lover (Nachtjagd & Blutopfer)

Nature:
Last pure Vampire. King of the vamire society. He’s living with the brother of the Black Dagger in a mansion.

About:
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Tohr, (Darius, already dead)

His Shellan: Beth

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Quote:

Wrath: „Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.“
(Dark Lover)

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Here with Beth:

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You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”
(Lover Avenged)

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Quote:

Beth: „Whether you have sight or not, I see the future in your eyes.“
(Lover Avenged)

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Now I want to know who of the brothers are your favorits – therefore please click on the link below and vote in the POLL! Thanks 😉.

Who are your favorite brothers?
(Multiple Choice)

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I also have to post this picture of all the brothers here because it is soo extremly super  cute! *aw*.

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Please note that all copyrights belong to the authors, publishers and artists.

Review: Lover Avenged

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‚Lover Avenged
by J. R. Ward

Black Dagger Brotherhood # 7

First Sentence:
„‚The king must die.‘ Four single-syllable words.“

Last Sentence:
„That’s exactly what it is.“

Synopsis:
Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he’s approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction. (Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
Again I’ve finished a book of Ward to the end and I already stay behind and long for more of it. *sigh* I don’t know how Ward is able to make me so depending on her books and on her stories, as well on the brothers. But as soon as I start to read the first page, I’m swallowed into another world, another reality and come back again only reluctantly. For me these books aren’t only there to fill my spare time, but they do for me almost the same job like others use a glass of good red wine or settle down on the couch before the television -> they calm me and let me relax after a strenuous day full work and everyday duties. This is a nice feeling and I’m glad every time I find the time to take these books into my hands. But enough of the passion, further to the facts:

In the seventh book we find out more about the intrigues from Rehvenge, who is also called Reverend in the drug scene in Caldwell. He is the older brother of Bella, Shellan of Zsadist, and also a half Sympath and actually would’ve to be transferred to the colony of the Sympaths to probably die there. But he has built up a life in the vampire society and has so far well hidden his bad side from all others, only a few know about his true nature. Up to now he had no problems to keep these secrets to him and not to confide to anybody, until he meets Ehlena. She is a heart-good nurse in Haver’s clinic and she always tries to act right in her life and to fulfill her duties which limit her life not only because of her work, but encloses also her self-sacrificing care for her schizophrenic father. The destiny wants that Rehvenge and Ehlena get closer to each other and soon the world of Rehvenge starts to falter …
But not only the relationship between Rehvenge and Ehlena tapers further, but also Johns and Xhexs and make everyone curious for the further book…

And I also have to admit that I’ve not suffered so strong and wasn’t so thrilled in book for a long time like it happened here in ‘Lover Avenged’. On the one hand the love story of Rehvenge and Ehlena was lovely to be followed by and it was clear that they will get their happy end. But besides that, the upset relation of John and Xhex stretch on and on in a sad, deep dark hole and John’s fat have almost broken my heart. He is one of my declared darlings is in the series, since he has appeared for the first time in the second book and his story has been in all the book constantly since then, like a central theme along all the other happy ends. Only that John never got his happy end and could only watch the joy of the others form far away while he fell further in a bottomless black hole. He has already experienced so much sadness and with him, I don’t know why, but there is no end … and the last events threaten to break him if it is not too late already. This has deeply touched me and unfortunately has also damped somehow my joy while reading about the other events.

It was also sometimes irritating that occasionally the king Wrath and Beth appeared in the book again very often, although their ‚time’ was already in the first one. Because of this and because of a few other things I must confess that in this book the subplots around the princess, John and Xhex, Wrath and Beth, Thor or about the Sympaths and Lash, were a little too much and they put the main story of Rehvenge and Ehlena too much in the background. Of course I have devoured that book like no other, but nevertheless I would have wished for more togetherness of both main protagonists, particularly because Rehvenge is very much… well, handsome guy! 🙂

Actually, I have planned not to read another Black Dagger book after ‘Lover Avenged’ and to make a little break from Ward’s books because I simply have enough other books to read for Challenge or for reviews, but unfortunately, I’m not able to start another book and so I just started directly with the book #8 (Lover Mine) because I need to know what happens next.
At the moment it is so exciting that I can’t think of anything else and after this book was already an absolute, breathtaking page-turner, I am sure that this well be even increased in the next part because I finally will read Johns story… and Mrs. Ward… I also expect to get a happy-end for him!

English Cover:
Yes, this time this is a cover for my taste and finally, with a hot guy on it who I can see as Rehvenge, if he had amethyst eyes and a squarer face.

All in all:
An unlimited reading recommendation from my side because the book has offered me everything what I’ve hoped for and even more and I want to share this feeling with everyone else.

Rating:
4,5 of 5 points

Quotes:

Wrath to Beth: „You know,“ he said, „this is why I love you so much.“
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. „What do you mean?“
„You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.“

Rehvenge: „No matter what you wear… to me, you will always have diamonds on the soles of your shoes.“

Thor: „Christ, don’t you ever knock?“
Lassiter: „It’s Lassiter. L-A-S-S-I-T-E-R. How is it possible you’re still getting me confused with someone else? Do I need a nametag?“

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Succession:

# 1: J. R. Ward –    Dark Lover »»
# 2: J. R. Ward –    Lover Eternal »»
# 3: J. R. Ward –    Lover Awakened »»
# 4: J. R. Ward –    Lover Revealed »»
# 5: J. R. Ward –    Lover Unbound »»
# 6: J. R. Ward –    Lover Enshrined »»
# 6.5: J.R.Ward – BDB: An Insider’s Guide »»
# 7: J. R. Ward –    Lover Avagened »»
# 8: J. R. Ward –    Lover Mine »»
# 9: J. R. Ward –    Lover Unleashed »»
# 10: J. R. Ward –  Lover Reborn »»
# 11: J.R. Ward – Lover at Last »»
# 12 J. R. Ward – The King

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About the author – J. R. Ward:

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot. (Source: http://www.jrward.com/)

Visit her Website »»

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Rezension: Racheengel & Blinder König

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‚Racheengel‘ & ‚Blinder König‘
by J. R. Ward

(Lover Avenged)

Black Dagger Brotherhood # 7/
Black Dagger #13 & #14

First Sentence:
“ ‚Der König muss sterben.‘ Vier einfache Worte.“

Last Sentence:
“ ‚Ganz genau das ist es.‘ „

Klappentext vom Buchcover:
Der Krieg der Bruderschaft der Black Dagger gegen die Lesser tobt unerbittlich in den Straßen von Caldwell, New York. Nachdem die Vampirgesellschaft schwere Verluste hinnehmen musste, hat nun Rehvenge – Nachtclubbesitzer, Drogendealer, Aristokrat – den Vorsitz über den Rat übernommen. Doch Rehv ist ein halber Symphath, und damit Teil einer gefürchteten und gejagten Spezies. Nur mit äußersten Anstrengungen kann er seine dunkle Seite in Schach halten. Und er ist erpressbar … Dann trifft Rehv auf die schöne Krankenschwester Ehlena – und erkennt plötzlich, dass sie der Schlüssel dazu ist, seine Symphathenseite zu kontrollieren. Aber wie wird Ehlena reagieren, wenn sie herausfindet, wer er wirklich ist?

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Wieder ist ein Buch von Ward zu Ende und wieder bleibe ich zurück und sehne mich nach mehr. *seufz* Ich weiß nicht wie Ward es macht oder es schafft mich so abhängig von ihren Büchern, ihrer Geschichte und den Brüdern zu machen. Aber sobald ich die erste Seite anfange zu lesen, werde ich verschluckt in eine andere Welt, eine andere Realität und komme nur ungern wieder zurück. Für mich sind diese Bücher nicht nur zum Zeitvertreib da sondern erfüllen für mich fast die gleiche Aufgabe, wie für andere ein Glas guten Rotweines oder sich vor dem Fernsehen auszubreiten -> sie beruhigen mich und lassen mich entspannen nach einem anstrengenden Tag voller Arbeit und Alltagspflichten. Das ist ein schönes Gefühl und ich freue mich jedes Mal wenn ich die Zeit finde die Bücher in die Hand zu nehmen. Aber genug  von der Schwärmerei, weiter zu den knallharten Tatsachen:

Im siebenten Teil (im deutschen 13 und 14) erfahren wir mehr über die Machenschaften von Rehvenge, der in der Drogenszene auch Reverend genannt wird. Er ist der ältere Bruder von Bella, Shellan von Zsadist, und außerdem ein halber Sympath und müsste eigentlich in die Kolonie der Sympathen überstellt werden, um dort,… wahrscheinlich zu sterben. Aber er hat sich ein Leben in der vampirischen Gesellschaft aufgebaut und seine böse Seite soweit gut vor allen anderen versteckt, nur wenige wissen von seiner wahren Natur. Bisher hatte er keine Probleme diese Geheimnisse für sich zu behalten und sich niemanden anzuvertrauen, bis er Ehlena trifft. Sie ist eine herzensgute Krankenschwester in Haver’s Klinik und immer darauf bedacht, das richtige im Leben zu tun und ihre Pflichten zu erfüllen, die sich nicht nur auf ihre Arbeit beschränken, sondern auch ihre aufopfernde Fürsorge für ihren schizophrenen Vater mit einschließt. Das Schicksal will es, dass sich Rehvenge und Ehlena näher kommen und bald gerät die Welt von Rehvenge ins schwanken…
Aber es spitzt sich nicht nur die Beziehung von Rehvenge und Ehlena immer weiter zu, sondern auch die von John und Xhex…

Ich muss zugeben, ich habe schon lange nicht mehr so stark bei einem Buch mit gelitten wie bei diesem. Einerseits war die Liebesgeschichte von Rehvenge und Ehlena schön mitzuverfolgen und es war klar, dass es ein Happy End geben würde. Aber nebenbei spann sich das verkorkste Verhältnis von John und Xhex immer weiter in einen traurigen, tiefen Abgrund und John hat mir fast das Herz gebrochen. Er war/ ist einer meiner deklarierten Lieblinge dieser Reihe, seit er im zweiten Band zum ersten mal aufgetaucht ist und seine Geschichte hat sich seitdem ständig in den Büchern befunden, wie ein roter Faden entlang all der anderen Happy Ends. Nur das John nie eines bekam und immer nur von weitem zusehen konnte und nun immer weiter in das bodenlose schwarze Loche fällt. Er hat schon soviel Trauriges erlebt und es nimmt bei ihm irgendwie kein Ende… und die letzten Ereignisse drohen ihn zu brechen, wenn es nicht schon zu spät ist. Das hat mich im Herzen tief berührt und hat mir leider während dem ganzen Buch die Freude über die anderen Geschehnisse etwas gedämpft.

Auch war es manchmal irritierend, dass zwischendurch wieder viel von König Wrath und Beth gekommen ist, die eigentlich ihre ‚Zeit’ schon im ersten Band hatten. Ich muss gestehen, in diesem Teil hat die Nebenhandlung rund um die Prinzessin, John und Xhex, Wrath und Beth, Thor oder über die Sympathen und Lash, die Hauptgeschichte von Rehvenge und Ehlena etwas gehemmt und hat sich zu sehr in den Vordergrund gedrängt. Natürlich habe ich aufgrund dessen das Buch verschlungen wie kein anderes, aber trotzdem hätte ich mir mehr Zweisamkeit der beiden Hauptprotagonisten gewünscht, besonders da Rehvenge ein sehr, … ähm, ansehnlicher Typ ist! 😉

Eigentlich habe ich geplant nach ‚Lover Avenged’ wieder eine Black Dagger Pause einzulegen, weil ich einfach genug andere Bücher für Challenges bzw. für Rezensionen zu lesen habe… aber ich konnte leider nicht anders und musste direkt weiter lesen bei Band 8 um heraus zu finden, was als nächstes passiert.
Es ist momentan so spannend, dass ich an nichts anderes denken kann und nachdem dieses Buch schon ein absoluter, atemberaubender Page- Turner war, bin ich mir sicher, dass dies im nächsten Band noch einmal gesteigert wird, weil ich endlich Johns Geschichte lesen werde… und Frau Ward… ich erwarte mir auch für ihn ein Happy- End!!

English Cover:
Ja, dieses Mal ist es ein Cover nach meinem Geschmack, endlich mit einem feschen Typen drauf, den ich als Rehvenge durch gehen lassen könnte, wenn er auch violette Augen und ein etwas kantigeres Gesicht hätte.

All in all:
Eine uneingeschränkte Leseempfehlung von mir, weil das Buch mir alles geboten hat, was ich mir wünschte und noch vieles mehr, und ich dieses Gefühl nur jeden anderen auch wünsche.

Rating:
4,5 of 5 points (soo awesome!)

Quotes:

Wrath to Beth: „You know,“ he said, „this is why I love you so much.“
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. „What do you mean?“
„You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.“

Rehvenge: „No matter what you wear… to me, you will always have diamonds on the soles of your shoes.“

Thor: „Christ, don’t you ever knock?“
Lassiter: „It’s Lassiter. L-A-S-S-I-T-E-R. How is it possible you’re still getting me confused with someone else? Do I need a nametag?“

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Serienreihenfolge:

# 1: J. R. Ward – Nachtjagd & Blutopfer (Dark Lover) »»
# 2: J. R. Ward – Ewige Liebe & Bruderkrieg (Lover Eternal) »»
# 3: J. R. Ward – Mondspur &Dunkles Erwachen (Lover Awakened) »»
# 4: J. R. Ward – Menschenkind & Vampirherz (Lover Revealed) »»
# 5: J. R. Ward – Seelenjäger & Todesfluch (Lover Unbound) »»
# 6: J. R. Ward – Blutlinien & Vampirträume (Lover Enshrined) »»
#6.5: J. R. Ward –BDB – An Insider’s Guide »»
# 7: J. R. Ward – Racheengel & Blinder König (Lover Avagened) »»
# 8: J. R. Ward – Vampirseele & Mondschwur (Lover Mine) »»
# 9: J. R. Ward – Vampirschwur & Nachtsseele (Lover Unleashed) »»
#10: J. R. Ward – Liebesmond & Schattentraum (Lover Reborn) »»
#11: J.R. Ward – Seelenprinz & Sohn der Dunkelheit (Lover at Last) »»
#12: J. R. Ward – The King »»
#13: J.R. Ward – The Shadows

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About the author – J. R. Ward:

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.
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