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Prisoner of Night: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, book 17 Audio CD – Unabridged, January 7, 2019
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world.
When Ahmare s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.
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About the Author
J. R. Ward is the author of more than thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-six different countries around the world.
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition (January 7, 2019)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1508282676
- ISBN-13 : 978-1508282679
- Item Weight : 5.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.6 x 5.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,510,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This review is intended for those not familiar with the series by J. R. Ward. I almost never read books featuring vampires. I made an exception with this novel, and am probably better for it, as an author, even if I never delve into the gutsy story telling this author chose to enlighten us with. What I mean is, I greatly respect the writer for daring to write such provocative scenes as she has painted in this fiction.
Now, as to my opinion as a reader, I am a bit mixed. I loved how she was able to show us in vivid detail what the characters were doing and thinking as they proceeded and as they became immersed in one another. Her skill was such that I almost felt as though I were watching a video instead of reading a book. Yet, I just as often found it so over the top that I had to take a break.
BLUSH FACTOR: -- WARNING – If you start reading this book to your prayer group, you will likely be shunned. If you try reading this to your youngster, local authorities might take custody of the child. And, if you try reading this to your elderly parent, I don’t want to be around when the sparks fly… Yes, this has every evil – profanities, sex, violence, and violent sex. If it were a movie it might be rated R or it might be rated X.
POV: Third person.
CHARACTER OR PLOT BASED: Although the characters are well-drawn, this is more of a plot-based story, in my opinion.
WRITING & EDITING: Professionally edited.
“What else did he tell you?” The male’s speech was accented with the Old Country. “Tell me exactly.”
“I don’t have time for talk.”
She held her torch out, trying to will the appearance of racks of weapons from the darkness.
“Yes, you do.” He tracked her like the caged predator he was, following on the other side of those bars. “What else?”
Ahmare stopped again. There was something on the wall, hanging from a hook by a lanyard. Closing the torch in, it appeared to be a handheld device of some kind, palm-sized with a single button on it. A detonator? Was this the weapon?
[Expletive deleted] Chalen.
She took whatever it was off by its cord and was shocked by its heavy weight—
The rattling was loud and she wheeled around. A center portion of the cell was rising up, the dozen or so bars disappearing into the stone ceiling.
The male stepped free. And was even more enormous now that there was nothing between them.
She put her torch forward. “Don’t come any closer. Stay back.”
Throwing out her free hand, she grabbed for another torch in its wall bracket, that object…’
Ward, J.R.. Prisoner of Night (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series) . Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
Although I do admire the artistic skill of this writer, I probably will not buy any similar books authored by her. Even if certain aspects do appeal, the overall storyline and the orientation towards sex repel me, rather than attract me. In other words, for me, this was a two or three star read. Folks looking for an erotic read, though, will probably rate it five stars.
Three stars out of five for me, personally, but probably four or five for people attracted to this genre.
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This story is a little shorter than I'm used to but it is damn good and I hope to see all of the characters in the future. I found this story to be a bit more intense as Ahmare and Duran race to complete their goals. There isn't much time for the Ward-style normal, everything is condensed and intense. My heart raced in a few scenes. Well Done. Is it April yet????
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I find it hard to believe Wrath would have no clue about a cult within his area and this mysterious token 'bad guy' has never been mentioned before in any story despite the backstory of being a fearsome warrior in the Bloodletters camp.
This storyline could have been easily worked into a few new longer books easily, given how long she dragged out the whole Sola and Assail thing before dropping it and picking it back up again. Approaching it as a side plot rather than stand-alone would have rated it higher for me. It felt a little forced and in your face, a little random and messy at times with no real connection as to why or what was happening to 'Duran' other than some random, not quite fully communicated feud with the token bad guy.
I've never been disappointed in her books until lately, I really hope she's not turning her series into a cash cow like Sherrilyn Kenyon did with her Dark Hunter series. It would be such an awful shame to what is a really good series and spin-off.
Something to read in a few hours but adds nothing to the overall experience of the longer running story arcs.
Going back to the story itself, I found the characters difficult to connect with and very two dimensional. If the main 'bad guy' had been brought up in a previous book I could understand the tie-in but this just felt like a sub-plot that has been hacked from her upcoming novel to drum up a bit more cash. I hope the new book returns to more established BDB characters; I for one would love to know more about Lassiter's back story!
Ahmare is sent off to find Chalen’s ‘beloved’ along with his weapon ‘Duran’; son of a cult leader, sold to him for slavery twenty years ago, just after his transition.
This is kind of a heist, snatch and grab, buddy romance book, which opens up yet more characters into the Brotherhood world, including Shadow Nexi.
I missed the regular worlds but by the end of this I was fully immersed.