Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide

The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide
J.R. Ward
NAL, Oct 2008, $14.00

This reference guide is must reading for fans of Ms. Ward’s romantic urban fanatsy series that focuses on a special superpower band of brothers protecting their vampiric species from their enemies the Hunters. Besides insight into the stars of the six “Lover” novels to include interviews along with their individual dossiers, the tome includes an entertaining eighty plus page novella, “Father Mine”, which in Ms. Ward’s writing world is short, but still excellent. There are also sections devoted to the lore, language, and upstate New York setting. Most fascinating are the sections on “Deleted Scenes” that still may show up in a future novel and the original proposal for the Brotherhood. Obviously targeting fans of this terific saga, J. R. Ward puts together a deep compilation of her mythos.

Harriet Klausner

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