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This review is from: Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the last book that I will buy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It was like each book I read after the romance between Zadist and Bella just kept going down hill, this one being the absolute worst I couldn't finish it. The opener about a child's Ouija board prophesizing future events was laughable. I cringed when I read that nonsense because it gave me a bad feeling about the quality of the rest of the book. The female character in this book was not the right fit for Vishous (Truth be told I would rather he had been with Butch). This match was completely ill fit. The fact that V's having a possessive flip out session and thinking "MINE" about a woman that he has yet to say ANYTHING to was not only stupid but just plain old hat from the previous novels. There were contradictions in this novel that didn't mesh with what was written in the previous novels. For example The Scribe Virgin (Who is now suddenly Vishous' mother) tells V that if Butch didn't have his "innate power" he would never be able to function a member of the brotherhood. A power, mind you, that he got for The Omega (The leader of the bad guys). However, in the previous novel ('Lover Revealed' Butch's story) Vishous delves into Butch's ancestry and finds out that he and Wrath (The Vampire King) are cousins and that he (Butch) is a member of the Wrath's line therefore making him a "royal" (Having royal heritage). Since it is established that Butch is a member of Wrath's bloodline this would mean that the blood of the brotherhood runs through him as well (They even give him a new name as an inducted brother that is linked with Wrath's line). The brothers prepare Butch for transformation, bring forth his dormant vampire abilities, describe him as being bigger than life that he can now contend with the brothers once the transformation was complete, and let's him loose to fight almost immediately, confident in his abilities as a brotherhood warrior in 'Lover Revealed'. Now all of sudden in this novel it turns out that he's really a shadow of the other brothers and is only useful to them because of his ability to detect and consume Lessors. BALONEY! Why would you shoot down your own characters that way? You lose credibility with your readers. She certainly lost it with this one. I told myself that after I got through Butch and Marissa's "romance" in 'Lover Revealed' that I wouldn't torture myself that way again, reading about ill fit relationships. I meant it which was why I could read anymore of this book after taking in what is written above.
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Initial post: Oct 11, 2009 3:52:05 PM PDT
S. Thomas says:
Although, I would have given this book 2 stars, I agree with your comments completely. I even thought the same thing about Butch and Vishous. Sometimes I felt that Ward had forgotten what she had wrote in her other books. For example, in Wrath's story (book #1), it begins with Warth walking in a club. Since his vision is very poor, he closes his eyes and continues walking through the club to the table where Darius is sitting because he has a better sense of direction. HOWEVER, in book 7 Wrath completely freaks out when he losses his eye sight completely and cann't find his way around his own office, bedroom, etc!!! What the hay?!
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