Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6)
Lover Enshrined - Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6 Author:J. R. Ward Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight thos... more »e who want all vampires extinguished.
As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself- she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.« less
E.r. S. reviewed Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 15
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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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.
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.
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.
Kimberly K. (kmk) reviewed Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 6) on
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.
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!