Review ~ The King by J.R. Ward

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)The King by J.R. Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Long live the King”

This book was amazing in all aspects. There were so many feels and revisiting the lives of the Brothers is always a deep experience. One that I love so much. In between books, I miss these guys so much. Then for a not-long-enough 22 hours and 4 minutes of listening, I’m back with the incredible voice of Jim Frangione and inside the lives of the Brotherhood.

Wrath grew so much in this story, and it’s always nice to see that in a book. The characters must grow and learn and come out better on the other side. Wrath does this.

I know I’m in the minority with this, but I love the Assail and Sola storyline. Most don’t like him, but I can’t wait to see what happens for them. I have my theories already and I can’t wait to see what the Warden comes up with.

These stories are filled with tons of side characters that each have their own book, except some of the newer characters, which might get one down the line. But even when they’re the side character for a particular book, they’re all so very important.

There is an ongoing storyline in all the books, The Lessers. But it’s all of the side stories that and conflicts that make these books so good.

If you like gorgeous Alpha men, vampires, great love stories, real moments in fantasy worlds, to laugh and cry, and an incredible cast of characters then you’ll love this whole series. As long as the Warden writes these books, I’ll listen to them.


J.R. Ward’s # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King… 

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything–and everyone–at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response–or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over?

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