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The Jackal (1) (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp) Hardcover – August 18, 2020
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“[A] sultry dive into the depths of the glymera’s prison system…the fiery repartee between the couple keeps the pages turning. This spicy new chapter is sure to delight Ward’s longtime fans.” —Publishers Weekly
“The latest expansion of Ward’s elaborate world builds on its own mythology while introducing new characters and revisiting old favorites. A must-read for fans of this long-running series, and an accessible jumping-on point for newcomers.” —Library Journal
“Everything Ward brings here is big—the danger, the plot twists, the feelings, the secret prison hot springs—so the over-the-top, happily-ever-after ending fits right in. Plus, the involvement of one of the Brothers will thrill series fans, who will clamor for more.” —Booklist
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- Publisher : Gallery Books (August 18, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1501195069
- ISBN-13 : 978-1501195068
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #161,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rhage happens to be at the home of a glymera sycophant named Jabon and gets to know this young man slightly . A highly suspect charge of rape sends the Jackal to this prison. And that is the end of the beginning. The sycophant Jabon, who appears initially as a central character, disappears from the story. Rhage never liked Jabon for reasons that are never clear so Rhage leaves in a huff and goes on with his life.
When we meet The Jackal 100 years later he is just walking around the prison, brooding. Enter the brave female Nyx.
There is sex, violence, more violence, and lots of brooding. And, at the end Rhage is brought back in to prove, yes this is a Black Dagger Brotherhood book. Rhage is as confused as the reader as to what he is doing in this book but he agrees to go save The Jackal. (Just took him a hundred years to remember who he was.)
Phury, Z, and V, Darius and the King also make cameo appearances and the book ends. Blah!
I know Ms Ward can write really gripping stories using these characters, books with humor, heart, and books you cannot put down. This is not one of them. She must have phoned this one in.
I have been incredibly disappointed with the last 4-5 BDB books so I went into this with low expectations.
The start of the book was boring and filled with unnecessary filler and it’s like the author is trying to impress us with clever use of her literary skills. Less showing off and more focus on the story would go a long way. I have no doubt she is a talented author but I do believe she’s been lost in the dazzle of success that the BDB has bought her and her publishers are getting incredibly greedy with their pricing. I know hard core fans won’t like me saying all that , but it’s what comes to my mind as I read , so just sharing that’s how I feel.
Once things got rolling I enjoyed the characters , Nyx was a strong female of worth and The Jackal is a great match for her , strong with a gentle caring side and I loved that he was so open with his affection for his family.
Leaning more of Rhage’s back story was great and I loved the things like the knife skills taught to V history also.
I hold hope that this series will grow , obviously some awesome characters we have been introduced to , so hopefully their stories are what’s to come.
For hard core BDB fans , you will love this.
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greed and poor quality book....
Anyway, to conclude, a nice read but if it's more BDB you're after I'd start rereading from book one.
The Jackal begins in the present time, with Rhage and Bitty enjoying movie night. We get some flashbacks into his life a century ago, and Darius also makes an appearance, which I was very excited about, being strangely attached to a Brother who we barely knew! Similar to flashbacks in previous books, the phrasing/language is kind of 'old/historical', and at times it does take me out of the scene, thinking, 'this was only the early 20th C, surely people didn't talk like this then', but there are still glimmers of 'Rhageisms' and you still feel his character as we know him. I do love getting to know more about the Brothers' history, so I was really thankful for these parts.
Rhage meets 'The Jackal' during these flashback periods, but I won't give anything away about what happens.
The main female character is Nyx, and I LOVED her. She's strong, fierce, determined, yes a little stubborn but aren't most of them? I don't want to give away too much of the plot but circumstances arise where she is looking for her sister, who is in prison, and she finds out the location of the prison and goes to try and free her. Very soon into this search she meets The Jackal, who has been an inmate of the prison for a long time. He agrees to help her. They make a great team, and of course, things happen between them.
Now, I think there must be times when it's hard for a writer of a series such as this to come up with new ideas for characters, surely everything has already been done, but somehow with this couple Ward has managed to make both characters come alive beautifully, they seem quite unique, have good, solid backstories, are likeable, and I connected with them both early on, which meant I was very invested in their story.
The storyline was weaved very well, the flashbacks, then the different POVs of the two main characters, little breadcrumbs of info, making me eager to continue and read on to find out what was going on, and what would happen. For example, it becomes clear that the Jackal has different treatment in the prison, he has a secret, which we only find out later. I thought this was all done very well, there are some interesting twists, and while some of them may have been more predictable than others, they were still very satisfying.
There's even some V and Fritz. I mean, I feel spoiled.
The ending is perfect. My lip quivered. I got the warm and fuzzies.
Thank you, Ms Ward. I still love this world you create, and I can't wait to read more.
Will i buy the next one? Maybe,but perhaps not right away if the price is as high.