Also by this author: The Shadows, The Bourbon Kings, Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy, #1), The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1), The Beast (A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood), The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings, #2), The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15), Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings, #3), Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16.5), The Savior (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #17), The Sinner (Black Dagger Brotherhood #19), The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp, #1; Black Dagger Legacy, #5), A Warm Heart in Winter (Black Dagger Brotherhood #18.5), Lover Unveiled (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #19), Lover Arisen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #20), Lassiter (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #21)
Series: Black Dagger Legacy #2
Also in this series: Blood Kiss, Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy, #1)
Published by Random House Audio, Ballantine Books on December 6th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter—and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.
For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe’s dangerous appeal is enticing—and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin’s death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.
Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary’s new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.
As Axe’s past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep—and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.
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Please don’t judge me because I have fallen behind in this series! I did not even realize I had not listened to Blood Vow, the second Black Dagger Legacy book, until I was about to download Book 3! I hope the Warden will forgive me for the oversight and, following my review, I will move right along to Blood Fury. I’m sure many of you have already read or listened to Blood Vow, but for those who have not, I will briefly share my thoughts. Because I was so touched by the story of Rhage and Mary and Bitty, I was glad to have them as one of the main focuses of the book. For reasons which I won’t go into due to spoilers, all is not sweetness and light with this little family. I’m sure you won’t be surprised that the resident blabber mouth Lassiter not only takes full advantage of his powers to intervene, but he also drops enough hints about what is coming to keep us from going into early mourning. The other storyline is about how BDB trainee Axe, a reformed drug addict who is dirt poor, and would-be Glymera escapee Elise, who wants to get a college degree to become a therapist to the Vampire community, get together and manage to fall in love and have really hot sex in a really cold house. For those who’ve been concerned that we’ve been seeing less of the Lessers, there is a full-scale battle where many of them get stabbed back to the Omega but not before they get some licks in causing Rhage and Axe to have a scary moment. I was glad to see the BDB in action again . . . one can only stand so much angst without killing off a few Lessers.
I can’t say enough about Jim Frangione. He is the perfect narrator for this series. I can’t imagine anyone else doing the voices of the brothers so well. Between the dialogue written by J. R. Ward and Mr. Frangione’s performance, Lassiter is one of the funniest characters around.
You definitely need to read or listen to Blood Vow if you are into the series. The stage is set for the next book which features Saxton and one of the new characters we meet and I think the stage is also set for two of the trainees to become a couple. I don’t know if I would recommend Blood Vow as a standalone, but then why would anyone not want to read every book in the series and in order? Treat yourself to Dark Lover, the very first book about the BDB, and then take it from there!