“This book has it all in a big way.
Phury and Cormia the the whole change of the hundrend year old tradition of the Primale and his Chosen.
The Brotherhood and the return of Tohr.
John-Xhex and Qhuinn-Blay those two couples take the whole tension building to a new level. Passion, passion and more sizzling passion on the way!
The raids of the Lessening society to Havers clinic and to the aristocrat’s homes, and most of all Lash and his loving father the Omega!!!!
Even the Scribe Virgin and Payne make an appearance in this book!
So I can’t even believe I’ve rated it with ONLY four stars, this one is a fiver and more…….
Loved it in a big way!
“I'm a fan of this series but this installment did not quite meet up to my expectations. One, Phury's love story that started in violence and ending is romance seemed a bit too far-fetched given the timeline of the story. Two, there was just WAY TOO MUCH going on at the same time. Don't get me wrong, the story is great and I love all the characters but this book took me way longer than it should have - but I had to. I was running into stress overload. Events that occur with other characters are VERY INTERESTING and the twists and turns that JR Ward is known to create does not fail in this book, in my opinion, so I will be excited to read the next book. What can I say, I love the Brothers! ”Sangria wrote this review Sunday, December 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was not especially looking forward to this particular book in the series. Although, up to this point I had given the others 5 stars, I have not been super crazy about Phury’s character in any of those books. Needless, to say I was not anticipating falling head over heels with this particular story.
While Phury never really changed my previous opinion of him, whiny, self-loathing, a bit pathetic, I ended up enjoying this story quite a bit. And here is why.
The best part of this entire book? We are finally given a formidable villain. Up to this point we have had power-hungry (yet unable to keep power), easily distracted thus easily defeated, and oft complaining bad guys. The new bad guy in town? He promises to totally take after his maker,The Omega, (who just happens to be the most evil thing around). And I found myself not skipping through the lessers parts.
Another good part is that we get a lot more John Matthew, Qhuinn, and Blay. Which is never anything to complain about. I see them as the future of the Brotherhood, and they are definitely proving themselves to be worthy.
Phury is an addict and has to hit rock bottom before climbing back up to the top again. It’s a long, delusional, self-pitying journey to that destination. Cormia, a Chosen, is his First Mate. He’s equally matched with Cormia. She’s also plagued with self-pity and a bad case of the whines. They are perfect for each other. But will it work out? Volunteering for Primale doesn’t exactly guarantee relationship success. Probably the opposite in fact.
The icing on the cake is what happens at the end of this story. It is a beautiful, heartwarming conclusion that will stay with the reader long after the pages are closed.
“Phury Phury Phury........ if ever there was a vampire who could not make up his damn mind! He does finally make a choice in the end and i am interested to see if his choices get developed through out the rest of the books. Blay, Quinn and John are finally males and kick ass males at that. ”KRISTY20 wrote this review Tuesday, November 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“~Black Dagger Brotherhood~
Phury, a sworn Brother who has also become the Primale, is wrestling with a destiny he doesn't want, an addiction he can't handle and an insurmountable feeling of inadequacy that bleeds over into his love for Cormia, his Chosen First Mate. He holes up at the Brotherhood's rural New York base. The Omega, bent on destroying the vampire race, is meanwhile growing ever stronger, and his long-held plan to destroy the Brothers, via the Lessening Society, is coming to fruition. Younger Brotherhood trainees John Matthew, Qhuinn and Blaylock are learning what it means to come of age and are immersed in their own drama with Qhuinn's malicious cousin, Lash. The stories all reach a shared climax, leading to explosive revelations that set up the next book beautifully. Focusing less on Phury and Cormia and more on the Omega's plot amps the tension on all sides. A subplot involving Rhevenge, John Matthew and the female symphath Xhex is particularly exciting.
*~ I thought Phury's story would be More Romantic than it was, it was more about the Lessers. Not that I didn't like the story I DID! parts of Phury's Story was So Sad I Cried, him getting off the drugs was good, finding Cormia was So...good for him, for both of them. will Wrath let Phury back in the Brotherhood? I understand why he kicked him out, and agree Phury's life was on a down ward spiral his head was Not in the right place. all the H*LL he's been through it's No Wonder! he cared more about everyone else than his self, Since Cormia things are changing for him (Hope they stay that way) for his sake and Cormia's as well, the Brotherhood Needs him. ”
“Another great piece to the Black Dagger Brotherhood”Jacqui L wrote this review Wednesday, November 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well it had to happen sooner or later... I didn't enjoy Phury's book like I thought I would. It wasn't bad, but I'd hoped for something more. I'm loving the play between the younger characters, and there's a good amount of plot... But I think I was hoping for more of a happy ending for Phury.”Layne wrote this review Monday, November 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Awesome book! A must read for paranormal romantics!”Noheli Cruz wrote this review Sunday, November 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wanted to like Phury's story, because he deserved a happy ending. To me it felt like Ward lost interest in the original characters she created. The book had more back stories that were more interesting then the main story of Phury's and Cormia. What did he like about Cormia? I don't know. She wasn't particularly strong or interesting. All that Chosen and Primale stuff kept annoying me. I kept thinking, if Phury needed to impregnate 40 women that was decreasing the gene pool. The Chosen were supposed to be the best of the species, but best at what? All they had going for them is physical beauty and blind obedience. Neither Phury or Cormia had the balls to say 'I want you and fuck the Scribe Virgin and these archaic traditions', had to wait till the end of the book for that and by then I didn't care anymore. The subplots I was very interested in. I love Rhev, can't wait to read his story. ”SaturnNalia wrote this review Friday, November 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Phury is always serving others and he committed to becoming the Primale of the race saving Vishous from the task, but he is facing his demon of self loathing that is destroying him slowly but things must change or he will lose everything includes Cormia the Chosen who he has come to desire more strongly than anything else...
This book is a real turning point in the series I love all the twists, Fantastic!”