If you are looking for a dark and gritty urban fantasy series, then look no further than J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series! The world is full of vampires, but these vampires aren’t the romanticized versions that we see in Twilight or True Blood. They are ruthless creatures who live on human blood and have to feed every day or they will die from starvation.
One of the things I love about this series is how it doesn’t shy away from violence. In fact, there are many moments where characters get their heads cut off or stabbed repeatedly until they bleed out all over the place!
If you’re not squeamish at all (or just don’t care), then read on because Dark Lover by J. R Ward is a fantastic read.
The Dark Lover by J.R. Ward is about a vampire, Wrath (the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood), who gets tricked into drinking from a woman he hates. However, he later falls in love with her and spends the rest of his life trying to find a way for them to be together.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of “noble” vampires who live on their own secluded property called Zsadist’s Keep (I can’t wait to read about this place!). The Brotherhood are all warriors that were turned by Scribe Virgin so they would help protect humans from less noble vampires like those mentioned above.
In Dark Lover we meet two other important characters: Rhage – another vampire warrior; and Bethyst – Wrath’s human female shellan or wife-to-be.
This book series has great world building with cool details around how the vampire society works. It has some great action scenes, and a very interesting plot that keeps you guessing what’s going to happen next!
Why Dark Lover is a mustread for any fan of Urban Fantasy.
There are few Urban Fantasy novels as addictive as Dark Lover. The story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood is one that has drawn in fans from all around the world, and for good reason. J. R. Ward has created a world that is dark, gritty, and utterly fascinating. The Brotherhood is a group of vampires who protect humans from the evil vampires known as the Lessers. The story follows Wrath, the leader of the Brotherhood, as he tries to find a cure for his mate who is dying from a rare disease. Along the way, he must protect his people from the Lessers, as well as deal with the politics of the vampire world. Ward’s world-building is impeccable and her characters are well-drawn and relatable. The plot is fast-paced and full of action, and the romance is intense and steamy. If you are a fan of Urban Fantasy, then you need to read Dark Lover. It is one of the best books in the genre.
The addictive nature of Ward’s writing.
Urban fantasy can often be a genre that is easy to get lost in. With Ward’s “Dark Lover” being no exception, the reader is quickly pulled into the dark and dangerous world of the vampires. The compelling characters and their intricate relationships are skillfully crafted by Ward and are one of the many addictive elements of this novel. The overall plot is well-paced and hooks the reader from the beginning. The suspense is expertly balanced with romance, mystery, and action, making for a page-turning read. Ward’s world-building is expertly done, creating a rich and believable setting. The vampires are intriguing and seductive, and the reader can’t help but root for the characters. Ward’s writing is lyrical and beautiful, and it is easy to get lost in her words. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the plot is exciting. The romance is steamy and passionate, and the action is thrilling. “Dark Lover” is an addicting and thrilling read that is sure to keep the reader hooked until the very end.
The worldbuilding and characters that make Dark Lover such a pageturner.
Dark Lover is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. It introduces the reader to the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a group of vampires who protect humans from the lessers, a group of vampires who feed on humans. The Black Dagger Brotherhood are ruled by a council of seven, each with their own unique power. The council is led by the Primale, a vampire who is chosen to father the next generation of vampires. The book is narrated by Wrath, the Primale, who is struggling to find his place in the world. He is constantly at war with the lessers and the Scribe Virgin, the goddess who created the vampires, has ordered him to find a mate and father a new generation of vampires. Wrath is determined to find a way to disobey her orders and protect his people. The book is full of action, romance, and suspense. The worldbuilding is incredible and the characters are well-developed. The plot is fast-paced and the ending is shocking. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
The sensual and dark plot that will keep you hooked.
Most people know about vampires, but what about the Black Dagger Brotherhood? They are a group of vampires who protect their species and serve the King. Wrath is the King and he has a son, Darius, who is a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Darius has a mate, Elizabeth, who is a human. When Elizabeth is kidnapped, the Brotherhood goes into action to find her. The story is full of action, suspense, and romance. The characters are well-developed and the plot is intriguing. I couldn’t put the book down and I was hooked from the beginning. The sensual and dark plot will keep you hooked. J. R. Ward is an excellent author and I highly recommend this book.
Ward’s ability to create a thrilling and suspenseful story.
There is no doubt that J.R. Ward can write an addictive urban fantasy. Dark Lover, the first book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, is a prime example. From the very first chapter, Ward hooks her readers and doesn’t let go until the very last page. The story revolves around the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a group of vampire warriors who protect their species from extinction. The Brotherhood is led by Wrath, the king of the vampires. As the novel opens, Wrath is dealing with a serious problem. Several of his warriors have been killed and he doesn’t know who is responsible. To make matters worse, he is also dealing with the fact that he is no longer able to transform into his vampire form. Wrath’s problems only get worse when he meets Beth, a human woman who has been marked for death by the vampires. Beth is being hunted by the Lessening Society, a group of vampires who believe that humans should be eradicated. Beth is terrified and doesn’t know who to trust, but she is drawn to Wrath. The Black Dagger Brotherhood is sworn to protect the humans, and they vow to protect Beth. Wrath and his warriors must protect her from the Lessening Society while also dealing with the other problems that they are facing. Ward does an excellent job of creating a thrilling and suspenseful story. The characters are well-developed and the plot is fast-paced. The action is constant and the suspense is always high. Ward’s writing is descriptive and her world-building is excellent. Dark Lover is an excellent book and the first in a series that is sure to keep readers hooked.
The steamy scenes that will leave you wanting more.
If you are looking for a hot and addictive urban fantasy, then look no further than J. R. Ward’s Dark Lover. This book is full of steamy scenes that will leave you wanting more. In addition to the hot love scenes, the plot is also fast-paced and action-packed. The story follows Wrath, the king of the vampires, as he searches for his mate. The problem is that his mate is a human and he is forbidden from harming her. As Wrath gets closer to finding her, he must also face off against the other vampires who are after her. The love scenes between Wrath and his mate are incredibly hot. You can feel the passion between them burning through the pages. The action scenes are also well done and will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you are looking for a hot and addictive urban fantasy, then be sure to check out Dark Lover. You won’t be disappointed.