Friday, March 9, 2007

The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
Author: J.R. Ward
Publisher: Signet Eclipse

Series Premise: A band of warrior vampires fights to keep their species safe from those determined to destroy the race.

Main Recurring Characters: Wrath, Phury, Rhage, Zsadist, Vishous, Tohrment, Butch O’Neal

Bad Guys: The Lessening Society – called the lessers

Number of books in series to date: 4
Dark Lover (September, 2005) - review
Lover Eternal (March, 2006) - review
Lover Awakened (September, 2006) - review
Lover Revealed (March, 2007)

Number of books planned: Open

Next release: Lover Unbound, October 2, 2007

Series Appeals to:
Those who like extremely Alpha males
Those who like urban paranormal romance
Those who like vampire stories

Level of Violence: High

Level of Sex: Hot

Series strengths: Heroes are to-die-for, relationship between the members of the Black Dagger Brotherhood is well expressed, world-building is thorough and well-developed, dialogue is natural and realistic.

Series weaknesses: Heroines tend to serve more as props for heroes than viable characters in their own right, basic plot very similar between the first three books, creative spelling of character names and vampire terminology can be off-putting.


1 comment:

vishous said...

this is the best series i ever read. j.r ward brought us heroes that we can relate to and men that has faults how can you not love these books