Ahmare's only remaining relative needs her help. To rescue
him she must do the unthinkable for a female, but she does
the deed but finds it wasn't enough. She now has to take a
special "weapon" and rescue her brother's abductors
"Beloved." Return the Beloved, and the weapon and the
brother will be freed. Instead of a weapon, she finds a
PRISONER OF NIGHT.
Duran had been betrayed by his father and handed over to the
evil Chalen the Conqueror. For decades he has survived the
torture and lived for vengeance. Shocked he finds himself
freed, perhaps only temporarily, by a female of worth.
Still, he will have his vengeance; he can only hope, she
will not be caught in the crossfire, because between his
father, Chalen, the woman and her brother, someone would pay
PRISONER OF DARK is a fascinating read set in author J.R.
Dagger Brotherhood world. The characters in
this series have faults, have been tortured in various ways
but have learned to deal, be true to themselves and in this
case find love. Ahmare lost her parents to the Lesser
attacks and her brother who has made less than
stellar choices in life is her kin. Duran's life had
been even more complicated and messed up than hers, but they
managed to work together to meet the demands set upon them
and managed to find understanding and love between them.
I am not sure why PRISONER OF DARK is called a novella, as
there are 38 chapters, but it is well written, one of the
best of the series, as it delves into the lives of the
vampires in this world. The King, the Scribe Virgin, and the
Dagger Brotherhood are mentioned, but this is all Ahmare
and Duran, their survival and emotional growth.
If you are a fan of BDB series, love vampires, vengeance,
danger, drama, action and a touch of romance them get your
hands on PRISONER OF DARK. If you have never read this
series, the book can be read as a standalone, and I bet the
reading will lead readers to get their hands on the other
From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R.
Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance
in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world.
When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she
won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however,
for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired
with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an
odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for
decades, has survived only because of his thirst for
vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is
shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the
form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril,
the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time
runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not
be enough to carry them through.