Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The King Book Review


Title:  The King
Series:  Black Dagger Brotherhood #12
Author:  J.R. Ward
My rating:  5 Gorgeous 's

First Thoughts:  Intense, powerful, beautiful read!



Synopsis:

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?
 

My Review:

Another masterpiece by J.R. Ward...loved it! So much going on in The King but, as always, Ward weaves the storylines flawlessly. I loved the duo storyline of Wrath & Beth and his parents, Wrath & Anha. It opened my eyes to the things that are at the root of who Wrath is today. And speaking of Wrath - Wow...what a fierce, powerful & yet loving & protective male! Fell in love with him all over again. I won't give any spoilers but I will mention a few things I loved: 

Wrath & Beth's conflict & the way it plays out - very intense, very emotional, very painful & yet always full of love, dreams, & hope for the future of not only their family, but for the race. In additional to personal conflicts, the whole battle for the throne story line plays out in this one...enjoyed it immensely.

Assail & Sola - Intriguing storyline that is developing between these two. Sola surprised me with her will to survive, her strength & character. Loved some scenes in which her grandma bosses some very bad dudes around! Assail fights his attraction to Sola but can't deny his instinct to protect her. He is a force to behold when he doles out his version of justice.

Trez & Selena - Heart-touching to watch...their desires cannot be denied and yet how do you escape Fate?  And how do you accept it?

IAm - I'm getting to know this Shadow better and love what I'm learning. Intensely loyal to his brother. I hope he finds his "Real" soon.

Xcor & Layla - Really want to shake some sense into Layla. She reveals too much unintentionally. I'm not sure how I feel about this attraction going on between her & Xcor but I know it's trouble. I'm left with the feeling she should be focusing on her unborn child more & stop slipping out to meet him. It's hard to come to an understanding of Xcor when he can be so evil on one hand & yet vulnerable enough to buy new, regular clothes to impress Layla on the other. Mixed messages.

Lassiter - LOL! What can I say about "I'm a Hound Dog!"???? Love Lassiter!

The rest of the Brotherhood - Awesome, loyal, & fierce as always. Great scenes involving these guys.

Overall, I found The King to be everything I could ask for and more. Loved it! A Page Burner! A Must Read! Looking forward to more.

My Rating:  5 Gorgeous 's . . .And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . .xxx

Happy Reading!
Sandra

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