Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars
I am a big fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, so I was pumped in my pre-order to read The King (Book #11). I love my Kindle and that giddy feeling of instant delivery and immediate gratification. I’m sad to report, not my favorite book in the series. *sniffle I wanted it to be, who doesn’t love Wrath? I still love him by the way.
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As one would expect this book is all about Wrath (Long live the king, since he’s immortal not hard to do!) and his hellren (i.e., wife) Beth. Beth’s desire to have a child and their complicated relationship in the BDB world was just kind of ho hum and predictable to me. I missed the interactions of the brothers which was far between all the subplots of others, that honestly were not all that exciting to me.
By the end of the book, I was thinking the author could of cut all the subplot pieces and saved me a good 200 page read in this story. Call me a purist but more V, more Butch, more Zadist, more Rhage aka Hollywood – heck it’s been forever Hollywood, I’d like to see that dragon monster surface again!!
I still enjoyed the book over all, mostly because I like the author’s writing style. It’s an addiction this series, similar to a soap opera, you just gotta know what’s happening. I’ll certainly be game for the next installment, but may not run to my pre-order like I did this time, depending on what I’m reading.
Anyone else feel the same after reading this book? Do you think I’m off my rocker? Let’s chat on it in the comments below, True?
* * * My Fav Quotes * * *
“Wait, wait, wait.” V waved his hand-rolled around. “I’m the son of a deity and she picked you?” ― J.R. Ward, The King
“There was a sniffle from the crowd. At which point, Rhage’s voice hissed, “What. This is beautiful, ’kay? Fuck all y’all.” ― J.R. Ward, The King
“I’m not strong enough for this,” he whispered in her ear—like he didn’t want anyone to hear that coming out of his mouth. Ever. Running her hands up his powerful back, she held him just as hard. “But I am.” ― J.R. Ward, The King