Book Review: The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

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?

Release Date:  April 1, 2014
Source:  Purchased
Reviewed By: Kelli

I love this series, it's an all-time favorite series for me.  When I think of summarizing The King in one word, that word would be delicious. This book was entirely consuming, and so. darn. good.  I loved every word and despaired when I finished the book.  I found myself reading slowly to make the goodness last -- that's how good this book was! 

When I read the summary for The King, I was disappointed that book 12 was going to be about Beth and Wrath.  After all, they were the subjects of book one, and I wanted to read more about other characters.  I found myself thinking that The King would be a weak book in the series and I didn't look forward to it nearly as much as normal.

In The King, Ward departs from her usual format of a member of the Brotherhood finding his mate and revisits the original BDB couple: Beth and Wrath.  Once I started this book, my qualms about not getting to read about a new couple completely disappeared.  I loved getting to know Beth and Wrath better: not just as a new-in-love couple, but as two people working their way through hard times.  The reality of their situation made The King a realistic and relevant read.  Though they are vampires, Beth and Wrath fight about the same things human couples fight about.

As usual, Ward includes side arcs of minor characters.  I'm the most interested in Sola and Assail, and of course, Layla and Xcor.  I really hope one of these two couples will be the focus of book 13!  If you're new to J.R. Ward, I can't say enough good things about this exciting, fast-paced, action-and-romance-packed series! 


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