Book Reviews of Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6)

Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6)
Lover Enshrined - Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6
Author: J. R. Ward
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451222725
ISBN-10: 0451222725
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 1090 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 14
I am a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and was thrilled to receive an ARC for LOVER ENSHRINED. After shrieking my surprise at receiving an advanced copy, I settled right in to read it (to the neglect of my poor children) and finished it nine hours later. I wanted to know what was going to happen so badly that waiting was just out of the question. Was I in for a treat! I was completely engrossed. The story-telling, the surprises, the tragedy, the camaraderie, the love affair. Although the book is over 500 pages, the ending came much too soon.

...I also love the depth that we get to see inside Phury's head and what he was thinking in this book. The things the wizard (what Phury calls the voice in his head) said to him ring true and I think every reader will be able to relate to them. The reasoning behind Phury's self-loathing, self-destructive nature, hero complex, and drug use is slowly revealed and made my heart weep for him. His insecurity with Cormia, and the way he tries to be gallant with her, but can't, is priceless. They have several tender exchanges and towards the end of the book, the heat between them is explosive.

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Helpful Score: 9
Another page turner by Ward in this remarkable series. Having read all the books of this series, this one while not one of my favorites is a enticing read. I enjoyed learning more about John as well as the concentrated character Phury. I should mention that unlike the other stories this one develops more on the other characters than any book thus far. I do hope she continues with this series. I would definatly read Johns and his friends stories.
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Helpful Score: 9
I know these books are a little silly - but they are compelling and that's been enough for the rest of the series. Hot warrior vampires find true everlasting love, what's not to like? These books are like candy and I usually gobble them down in one sitting. This one, though, was the exception. In some ways it was the most complex of the series, but I found it slow, and some of it was unbearably silly. The kind of silly that hot warrior vampires couldn't make up for. If you've read the rest of the series - don't miss this one, but if you're thinking about sticking your toe in the black dagger brotherhood pool, don't start with this one.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was not only Phury and Cormia's story but a rap of of all of the questions we the readers have. Well not all the questions. In the past books there have always been mini stories going on at the same but with Lover Enshrined those mini stories were not that mini. Someone else said that there was a lot of sex, and I completly dissagree. There was sex but not all that much. It however was discussed a lot. John, Blay, and Qhuinn are as much of main characters than the brotherhood are. One thing I did not like is that Phury still has a obsession over Bella for a good portion of the book, and it seems that he fell in love with Cormia instead of being in love and wanting her from the first time he saw her. I can not wait until the next book, I have a feeling I know who Revh's female is going to be... but you will have to read the book to figure out who it is.
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Helpful Score: 2
There was so much great stuff in this book. I thought the two steps forward, one step back relationship with Cormia and Phury was titillating. The progress in the story of Lash and John Matthew, Thor, the revelations and development of the Qhuinn and Blay, and revelations about Rehvenge - Wow.

Unfortunately, the story about Phury's descent into drug addiction, taking heroin, being a junkie, being unreliable and creepy, getting kicked out of the Brotherhood - not so much. It wasn't very entertaining to me and I just felt frustrated with him, and not very sympathetic. I thought JR Ward could have done more with this character - the idea of a 150 year old virgin male - she could have built a book around that without all the melodrama about drugs.

I am re-reading entire series. I could barely remember this story, except I knew it was a must-read in the John Matthew saga. It is pretty forgettable IMO. Still better than most vampire romance out there by a long shot.

3 stars.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my least favorite Black Dagger Brotherhood book. It just drags on and on. I had to make myself read it. Normally, I can finish a BDB book in a day if I stay up until midnight. However, this book was a chore to read.

I was annoyed, bored, frustrated, and confused. The only redeeming parts of the book have to do with characters other than Phury and Cormia. Zsadist, John Matthew, Xhex and Rhev are great. I always love learning more about Zsadist. Ward clearly loves the charcter of Zsadist. You see his growth as an individual even more keenly. However, one gets tired of the constant misunderstandings between Phury and Cormia. These two are incapable of having a direct, adult conversation and had they had such a conversation a lot of their issues could have been resolved. Cormia is much like Marissa. She's a pretty weak woman. I don't have much sympathy for simpering, passive females. Actually, I have to take that back. Cormia makes Marissa seem like Xhex! That's how naive and wishy-washy she is.

Phury's character is even more annoying. In the previous books, you saw him as a male of worth - kind, intelligent, noble. Here, he's pretty much a drug addict for most of the book, plus he hears voices and he's basically a pathetic loser. You learn a lot about his childhood which explains why he is the way he is today, but his addiction plays far too big a role in the book. The romance between Phury and Cormia is pretty cold. There's hardly any romance.at.all. This is all the more sad because we BDB fans know Ward is capable of writing passionate scenes, but Phury and Cormia just don't have much chemistry. There's no heat. When Rhage, Wrath, Zsadist, and Vishous said "Mine!" you totally believed it. Here, when Phury says it, you're shocked. Where'd that come from? He has passionate feelings for her?! John Matthew seemed to have a stronger relationship with Cormia than Phury.

You could honestly skim this book and not miss out on anything much. I feel like Ward really missed the mark with this book. There's a sad overtone that hangs over this book. All the joy and light-hearted interactions between the Brothers is missing from this book. I would get it from the library instead of buying it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really love this book, it haunted me afterward. Wishing that I didn't have to wait so long for the next installment of the series. J.R. Ward is very unpredictable when she uses her imagination. A roller coaster worth riding.
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Helpful Score: 1
Black Dagger Brotherhood is a true series and a joy to read. A joy that sometimes makes me want to spit nails, laugh and cry. This book revolves around Phury and his hidden demons, but there is so much going on. John continues to grow, his nemesis, Lash, continues to be as hateful as can be and even a fallen angel adds to the mix. JR Ward really can spin a tale and this one has loads of action and character development, less hard core sex than some of the others which is the only reason it is not going on my 5 STAR SMUT list. Lover Enshrined gets 5 stars for storytelling!
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Helpful Score: 1
Black Dagger Brotherhood is a true series and a joy to read. A joy that sometimes makes me want to spit nails, laugh and cry. This book revolves around Phury and his hidden demons, but there is so much going on. John continues to grow, his nemesis, Lash, continues to be as hateful as can be and even a fallen angel adds to the mix. JR Ward really can spin a tale and this one has loads of action and character development, less hard core sex than some of the others which is the only reason it is not going on my 5 STAR SMUT list. Lover Enshrined gets 5 stars for storytelling!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was not one of my favorite in the series. It was a bit slow not as good as the others in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Many revelations in this one. I really, really disliked Phury and his almost constant pity-party. I did like how Phury resolved things with the Chosen (and that way out-dated patriarchal system). Not surprised about Lash. That makes things interesting. The war is now in full swing. Even though I disliked Phury through most of the book, all the other story lines got me interested in the rest of the BDB again.
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Helpful Score: 1
Worse book in the series. I wanted Phury to have that happy ending, but I didn't wanted it with someone like Cormia. I actually had to leave this alone for a couple of weeks. Phury was one of my favorite brothers, until he got all druggy and pathetic. Cormia is so naive and boring... I didn't even see how the two of them fell in 'love' each other. I would have skipped this one if I could, but you would miss part of the overall story. Phury's story was overall very weak. My advice would be skip the Cormia and Phury scenes, but read everything else.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had really high expectation for this book, I was really disappointed in it. All of the previous one were so well written, and this one was so depressing I feel.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is book six in J.R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. In my opinion it is the weakest of the series so far, simply because it's too much of everything.

Warrior Phury has agreed to act as the Primale of his species-basically, his task is to sire future warriors like himself by mating with the chosen females. Cormia is to be his first mate of the lot. His role as Primale is complicated by the fact that he has romantic feelings for Cormia, and does not with to mate with anyone else.

What little romance there was was actually quite nice. Cormia and Phury fit well together. Phury is selfless and giving, and Cormia has a kind of quiet strength and inner-defiance.

Seeing Phury overcome his inner-demons was satisfying and emotional. It was also fairly realistic and un-sugarcoated. Once again Ward does not shy from even the toughest issues.

Probably the best parts, unfortunately, were those that centered around other characters. Old characters like Wrath, Zsadist, John Matthew, etc. continue to develop and interact. Theres a lot of action surrounding these characters as well, and it's very entertaining.

Phury is an addict, and unfortunately addicts don't make very emotionally attractive heroes. He is lovable, yes, and as a reader you feel for him and want him to get better. But he spends most of the book feeding his addiction, and then recovering from it, and so we don't get to see much of him as a complete, loving, open person worthy of finding his soul-mate.

The core plot is not very appealing. Although the circumstance of Phury as Primale initially seems like an intriguing obstacle, in fact it just becomes one more ridiculous issue for the couple to overcome. There is too much conflict, and it becomes difficult to see why and how the couple fell in love.

Overall, while it may be the least exciting of the series, this book still stands well above the curve in it's genre. It manages to deliver action and mystery, fun and sexy characters, and a little taste of romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
And the good stories continue as Brothers fight the Lessors. Just the right amount of fighting and living as the characters grow. Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the Brotherhood. He has now been named as the male that will sire the children of the future of the forty Chosen women (I hear you guys..some sacrifice!)

Four and a half stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
A continuation of the story of warrior vampires fighting to live in a human world where evil stalks them, this story covers Phury - the drug-addicted, tormented twin who has "sacrificed" himself to become the Primale of his species (required to continue the bloodlines of their species) in order that his friend does not have to do so. However, he finds himself drawn to one female only, and as he learns more about what is expected of him and as the attacks by the Lessening Society increase, Phury begins to shake up the foundations of their society and traditions.

As is normal for this series, the hero is quite tormented and this particular heroine is unsure - but they both grow significantly during the story. I find these stories to FLY - they are very hard to put down, so I struggle to find uninterrupted time to read them so that I don't shirk my responsibilities. For those who enjoy paranormal romance/adventure, (and don't mind adult scenes), I recommend this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you don't mind Ward's incessant name dropping (at one point, she names EVERY store in a mall the characters go to) and her ATROCIOUS attempt at male dialogue (what 200 pound vampire would say "laters" after "jacking his nine?") then this book isn't too bad. I just laughed at those parts.
Ward writes more like a fantsy authur in her ability to weave so many stories together. This one wasn't as focused on the main characters as the previous BDB books have been but it pushed the surrounding storylines along to make it obvious that though all the Brothers are mated now, the story is far from over. This wasn't my favorite but if you have been following along, this one won't disapoint.
Side note, does anyone else think the woman on the cover's neck looks weird?
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Helpful Score: 1
This series just keeps getting better and better. Phury's story...heart wrenching, suspenseful and actionfilled; a keeper as are all the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I can hardly wait for the next one to see where it goes.
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Helpful Score: 1
Phury is the Primale of the vampire species. He has been selected to sire the young of the forty Chosen, preserving the vampire race. His first mate is Cormia. She is gentle and kind, seeing Phury as a good match. But Phury's self-destructive nature and drug use make him believe he is not the right mate for Cormia.

We've waited a long time for Phury's story. I found the romance lacking. Phury spent too much time in his head, listening to the Wizard, his inner-voice, tell him what a loser he is. Phury uses drugs to hide his pain. The brotherhood is starting to question if he can still do his job.

Even though Phury and Cormia's romance is tepid, the other stories in this book are winners. John Matthew, Qhuinn, Blay, Rhev and Xhex all play big roles in this book. There are a lot of twists, turns, and surprises that I didn't see coming. If you're a fan of this series, do not skip this book! My rating: 4 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not the best---books 1-4 were fantastic, then V and Phury get shafted by the author? I don't understand what happened. I understand the need to expand the character base so you can keep it going but to lose the focused attention paid to the Brothers love lives seems wrong to me. After the fantastic (and I mean fantastic) story that Zsadist had, I expected so much for Phury. Theirs is a great story and there were elements of it in this book but Cormia was nowhere near the strong female like Beth and Bella. What a let down...this is two let downs in a row. I may have to stop reading this so I don't forget why I loved the first stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my least favorite of all the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

I could just not stand Phury. I had a hard time with all his smoking and doing drugs all the time, in my opinion the whole drug use was a little too much. Cormia was a weak character and I never felt the connection between them. The whole Quinn and Blay story also had "TMI" that I thought did not need to be put out there. Although I can't wait to see what happens to John and to Vishious's twin sister. I do hope she writes a book about them.
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Wow this is the most addicting series I have read. Hot and steamy, these books are sure to keep you turning the pages at lightning speeds. JR Ward is a wonderful writer whose characters you can't get enough of. Every one of the books in this series are a work of artistry. Impossible to put down!!!
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This is my favorite so far of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It is really good, I read it in two days.
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Phury's Book, not my favorites, but still a great read
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This was my favorite of the Black Daggeer Brotherhood novels. There is even more depth to Phury than was seen in other novels. The depth of his suffering, of his love of family and of his brother in particular. Even he was not aware of it's true nature. It might help to read about Zadist first but not necessary. All of J. R. Ward's books are great but definately this one is my favorite.
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Poor Phury, having to service 40 virgins. (insert eye roll here)

I thought it was brave for Ward to center this book around an addict. I also like the fact that addiction was an ongoing struggle for Phury and not a quick fix (no pun intended) at the end. I also loved what Phury ended up doing with the Chosen because really the original way of doing things just didn't make sense. Have they ever heard of inbreeding and not putting all your eggs in one basket?

I have to admit I didn't read Z and Bella's story so I might have missed Phury descend in character but it was awful fast. I also didn't peg him for a sadist in the other books since Z overshadowed him maybe. I thought there were a lot of weird inconsistency in Phury's character.

I loved the side stories though. The John/Blay/Qhuinn dynamic was great as usual. I really felt or Blay and admired his character for his maturity and honesty.

Cormia, though innocent, was sweet. I didn't think she was too similar to Marissa. There are some similarities but not enough for me to think they were interchangeable.

Overall it was a good book. I definitely recommend you read these in order.
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Another brilliant novel from JR Ward in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series! Phury was never my favorite, but Cormia is such an endearing character that it didn;t take long to become completely engrossed. I also loved all the interaction between the trio of John Matthew, Qhuinn, and Blaylock. SUCH GOOD DIALOGUE between these guys. Hilarious!! I love, love, LOVE these boys now and can't wait to read Lover Avenged.
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Phury's story didn't disappoint! Loved the whole book. Loved Cormia. Loved all the stories in this book. I've read other reviews that feel books 5 & 6 didn't have enough about V & Phury in them. I disagree. After reading a whole book on Butch and Marissa's "will they or won't they", I welcome more character stories to fill the pages. Another great book in a series of many. One of my favs. If you are not reading these books. Then you are missing out!
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Although this was not my favorite of the series, it was still a good read. I like that it continued the story lines of the other brothers and left me wanting more. This is not a stand alone book.
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I enjoy all of Wards books...This one also is up to her standards!
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The vampire Primale, Phury, struggles with drug addiction and his unworthiness to experience any good thing. The weight of the vampire world the strength of the race and it survival may very well depend upon him. He decides the forty Chosen will not bear his young. His body will only perform with the One he has chosen, his love, Cormia. Thus begins unimagined changes in the vamire world as he continues his struggle to stay clean. She is his strength.
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Another chapter in the all enthralling Black Dagger Brotherhood.
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This is a great series for anyone who likes romance with their vampire stories. She has a slightly different perspective for her vamps and their women. Really good.
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I rate this book lower then most in the series, and that isn't because of the author in the slightest. She stayed true to Phury,however I just can't get on the Phury band wagon. I never could and probably never will. I almost skipped this installment of the Brotherhood, but stuck it out for Zadist, John, and the rest of the males. However if Phury is a favorite of yours then you should fully enjoy this book. If not then there is plenty of other things happening to make it worth reading, LASSITER... enough said.
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To think i respected Phury in the other Black Dagger Brotherhook books, i didn't think i would be kind of disappointed in him.
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Could not put it down.
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The BDB series pulls you right into the story and doesn't want to let you go. I had a hard time putting this one - like all the rest - down and can't wait to begin Book 7 to see where the story leads. The story of Phury surprised me and the subplots throughout the book have made me very curious to see where Ward takes us with the stories of Revh and John Matthew.

I would recommend reading these books in order so that the characters make sense. It is a captivating story with great characters. But reader beware....when you start a book get your request in for the next one so that you don't have to sit in suspense for too long!
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Finally, Phury finds his happiness! It looks like it will never happen, even in this book, which features him and his life story. I'll confess, I was really wondering how Ms. Ward was going to pull this one off. Fantastic! (as always)
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All I've got to say is WOW!!!

This is the story of Phury, Zhadist's twin. The one everyone fell in love with for being so compassionate of others during the last few books. The one everyone was hoping to see his happy ending.

Well, the book definitely delivers, despite all the wishy washy chaos with everyone else. The story almost seemed pretty scattered at points, but it straightened up for the most part. It just took a lot of extra effort to get there. The story almost seemed to be running around a nonexistant force.

The thing that surprised me was that with all the things we THOUGHT we knew about Phury really go deeper than I knew. I was not expecting him to be so miserable inside his head. Or in his own skin, or in the decisions he made for that matter. He was obviously going through something nobody understood. Maybe that's why the storyline seemed to be circling around and around again. J.R. Ward had to PUSH us and Phury toward his conclusion. It was messing with everything he had lined up for the Brotherhood, and the Chosen. He needed a good fixing.

Overall, the book was a fast read. I always love the ACTION, ROMANCE, and DRAMA Ms. Ward brings to her pages.

PS. I'm so glad to see Tohr made it back safe and sound for the time being.
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Hated this book!!! The only reason I give it one star is because the web page won't accept my review without it. Phury was cheated out of a story! I have loved the BDB since Bk One. I fell in love with Phury from the first book. Waited and waited for his story, and I was so disappointed and disgusted that, before I even finished - and I and to force myself to finish the thing - I wanted my $7.99 back.

This book was all about all the side stories and other plot lines going on in the series. There was so much BS in this book that did not need to be there (case in point: Rhev's visit with his blackmailer and the subsequent sex - that was disgusting and irrelevant to the story this book was suppose to be).

There was no "falling in love". Meaning, I saw no progression of feelings between what were supposed to be the main characters. I did not like Cormia at all and felt no chemistry between the two of them whatsoever.

In the companion Ms. Ward states that while V's book was very difficult to write, Phury's was a breeze. I can believe it; Phury's was all about building her BDB world.

I felt like she finished the book and went "Oops, I forgot about Phury and Cormia" and then she just stuck in a few snippets here and there.

Was so disappointed, I did not even care about the next book.
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Out of all the Brotherhood, Phury was the most complex. I never saw the darkness in him in the other books and I felt so sorry for him. He's still my sweetheart though. All of the BDB is a must read.
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Well...wow. The 6th Brotherhood book was jampacked with story lines but if you've read all of the the previous installments, it was easy to follow. I really enjoyed this one and I like the fact that, unlike others I've read, this author does not give in to the sappy happily ever after endings. Not to say that the ending was not satisfying...it was very, but everything does not have to end "perfectly".
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Lover Enshrined is my 2nd favorite out of the series so far. Phury's story is only second place to his twin's, Zadist, story. There is a lot going on in this book. As the war with the lessers increases, Phury feels more and more pressured to do what is right by traditional standards. The only thing is, tradition doesn't feel right.

There are quite a few casualities and one twist that shocked me.... and just when I thought J.R. Ward couldn't do anything to shock me! :) This book is a great addition to the series and makes me even more anxious for the next story in the series to get here.
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The Black Dagger Brotherhood is one of my very favorite series ever! Every book is very well written. I can't wait for the next book.
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Another great installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood! This book not only details Phury and Cormia's story, but also gives you more of a look into John Matthew, Qhuinn and Blaylock - as well as what the Omega's plans for the brotherhood are. You really see the growth of not only the main characters in this book, but also some of the other characters. This installment really shifts the story of the brotherhood and is a must read for JR Ward fans. I highly recommend this book!!!
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Phurys story is book number six in the series. Hes just accepted the role of Primale for the Chosen and has been mated with Cormia. But the relationship has not been consummated because when the mating ceremony occurred, it was done against Cormias will and Phury will not mate her until she decides that that is her wish.

Hes also battling a severe drug addiction. Doing battle with a voice in his head telling him how worthless he is and cant do anything right as well as continuing his battle with his feelings for his twin brother, Zsadists, wife, Bella.

This has led him to acting out inappropriately and fighting against the Lessers on his own. And, being irresponsible about how he chooses the battles. This leads Wrath to kicking him out of the Brotherhood.

Cormia is now living in the Brothers world where things are very different from her world with the Scribe Virign. Phury has asked John Matthew to help her adjust to the world with color (the world of the Other Side is all white) and the things that the brothers take for granted like movies. She wants to consummate her relationship with Phury but she wants a full, loving relationship with him.

Rehvenge (aka Rehv or Reverand) is the owner of ZeroSum, a drug dealer and a symphath. (A symphath is a vampire subspecies who will manipulate others feelings to get what they want and are traditionally discriminated against. If a symphath is found living among vampires, he or she is to be sent to a symphath colony.) He is Phurys drug supplier and uses that as leverage to keep him from being sent to the colony by Phury. Rehv is also Bellas older and very protective brother.

John, Blay and Qhuinn as still in the training program for the Brotherhood, as is Lash (Qhuinns cousin.) Qhuinns family, members of the glymera (vampire high society) are in the process of disowning him because he is flawed he has two different colored eyes and they are constantly comparing him the Lash who they view as an ideal member of the glymera community.

One day, Lash reveals that he knows Johns secret that as a pretrans he was raped by a human male and starts to attack John. Qhuin steps in to defend John against Lash and causes what could be a fatal wound to Lash. Lash is rushed to the hospital to be treated and Qhuinn is set up for charges for his actions against Lash.

While Lash is being treated at the hospital, the Omega, leader of the Lessening Society, is ready to claim his son. A child who has been raised in the vampire community and has recently transitioned. He will get his son and have him join the Lessers in the battle against the vampires. An insider is very helpful in defeating the vampires especially when they will not listen to the Brothers when they beg them to leave their homes and go into hiding.

We learn what has happened to Tohrment in this book and John continues to pine for Xhex.

This was the first book in this series that I was really disappointed with. Phurys addiction story didnt grab me so much of the poor me, Im an addict ove and over. Plus the dancing around that he and Cormia do when they both really just want the same thing and cant just open their mouths and say so.

I also dont understand two things (and I feel like these are fairly important aspects in the overall story.) One, how the hell Rehvenge has not been sent to the symphath colony when its pretty obvious all of the Brothers know that he is one. Is it really just because hes Phurys dealer? Two, (and this is a bit of a spoiler so quit reading if you dont want spoilers) how Lash could be the adopted son of members of the glymera and no one else seems know this. The glymera is composed of stuck up snobs who wouldnt accept someone who is not perfect into their ranks. Lashs mother, female vampire, was kidnapped by the Omega, impregnated by him and died in child birth. Neither of the vampires who raised him was his biological parent and they both would have known this. On the other hand, I was a bit worried that it was going to be Qhuinn who was the Omegas son which would have been an interesting twist. Im glad he wasnt.

And, there wasnt as much sex in this book.
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This is an awesome series.You do not want to put it down.It just keeps getting better.
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This series is great. Can't wait to read the next one. I love the strong dark vampire hero.
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Im so sad that this is the last book in the series!! I am so tied up in the characters that i am stuck wishing for more.!!
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Although not my favorite in the series thus far, I did enjoy it to the fullest.
The main plot is about Phury & Cormia ~ Phury stepped up and offered himself as Primale so that V could be with Jane & Cormia was The Chosen to be First Mate. Phury is a drug addict and is unable to come to grips with what is going on around him. His brothers are unable to trust him and he has ignored not only his duty as Primale, but helping Cormia adjust to the world that he has brought her into. As a Chosen Cormia has been sequestered all her life and knows nothing of life on the outside, she is scared and lonely ~ especially when she realizes that Phury has feelings for his twins shellan ~ but as she observes Phury, she begins to fall in love with the man who hides behind the drugs. I liked seeing Cormia grow in the story, but I really wanted to beat the crap out of Phury numerous times ~ I understand that he an addict, but he really did need a beat down a few times ~ but I guess that's what makes Ward's writing so good, you really do get emotionally involved in the characters and their story.

I did enjoy the side stories aloth ~ my favorite is of about John Matthews, I love seeing the world through his eyes, seeing his strength's and weaknesses and how he deals with everything around him. Blay & Qhuinn are the other two who I enjoy reading about and I am looking forward to reading more about them.

Lash & Rehv also have stories going on in the book and the revelations are pretty interesting.

Love that an old character is brought back and a new one has been introduced.

As always Ward writes a great story that keeps you wanting more.
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After reading all the criticism this book received, I really thought that I was going to hate it (#5 in the series was my least favorite, and all the reviews of #6 kept me from reading it for a year).

I will agree with the naysayers that there are some problems with this book. Some plot holes and some really head-scratching turns. (A voice in someone's head called "The Wizard"? Why not just call it "The Voice"? LOL The whole wizard thing had me thinking about pinball machines. And there were some other issues where characters did not behave as they had been previously written.

However, there were some very redeemable things in this book. (I don't want to write any spoilers.). It was worth the read. Not my favorite in the series, but not my least favorite either.

If you are new to these books, you HAVE to start at #1. Otherwise, they make no sense.
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This book was difficult to get through as compared to the others in the series. Certainly not my favorite but had some interesting twists.
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Great as alway... I'm a bit sad that I only have one more on my shelf to read.
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Always fantastic. Phury oh Phury...the brothers...SPOILER SPOILER...

I WANT ALL THE BROTHERS TOGETHER... That was the only draw back..I look forward to the next in the series.

J.R. Ward brings me to tears everytime. The romance and bonding really bring you in. You hold your breath. As with some writers, I cannot guess at how it will end. Or how they will get out of the situation. I love the good v. evil...
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Good book. Love the Black Dagger Books. This wasn't one of my favorite of the series, but I still didn't want to put it down, and it had a great ending.
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Gave to my daughter and she loved the whole series.
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This story just keeps getting better and better, how long do i have to wait for the next one? I am glad that Phury is finally allowing himself to be happy...
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Series is losing me.
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I got hooked on the 1st book. There is a lot of sex and violence in this series, but the characters are interesting, and make you care about them.
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Holy Awesome page turner!!! I could not put this book down, talk about no rest for the wicked. I think I need a nap after staying awake most of the night held captive by this book. Now I bite my nails till I can get the final 3 of the series. Reading these books is like a hunger and craving that needs to be sated.
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JR Ward has done it yet again. Another great book in this series. The book is as always hot, sexy, and steamy. Of coarse the men are beyond sexy.

In this book we see Phury coming to grips with the choices he has made, his own self-loathing, and his addiction to the Red Smoke. Phury is battling against his own mind and his own hero complex. He must be everyone's hero/savior while constantly destroying his life.

Cormia, a Chosen, of the Scribe Virgin is destined to be the First Mate to Phury. At first when she was promised to Vishous it was not something she wanted to fulfill. Yet when Phury steps in to take Vischous' place Cormia is drawn to him. Seeing the good sould and heart Phury has even if he can't see it for himself. Cormia not the typical Chosen thinks of things that she wants and not what The Scribe virgin/The Chosen want as a collective. The more she lingers in the "other side" (the mortal world) the more she discovers about herself and the more independent she becomes.

Phury feels drawn to Cormia and struggles with his decision to be the Primale not truly knowing if he can be with all of the chosen rather than just being with Cormia. Phury must overcome his own addicition and self loathing though if he truly wants to be with Cormia. Can her love for him save him from himself and help him see the light he has. You have to read the book to find out my friends.
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My big question from the begining to almost the end of this book was this...why does J.R. Ward HATE Phury??? what did the brother...(oh yeah, he is no longer a brother!!!) do to make this woman hate him so much....

Well, anyway, I liked the book, could of used a whole lot less lessers, I basically skip them anyway... but the rest was ok!
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out did the last one. awesome
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This is a great book and a continuation of a great series. If you love the series you will love this one too. I laughed and cried many times. I love all the heroes.
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Not my favorite of the series, but still a great read. I'm not swayed away from J.R. Ward's books at all!
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another good one by ward, phury's story
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Couldn't put it down. Soft hearted people beware. There is alot of sex in this installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series everyone is having sex or thinking about it. Can't wait for the next one.