Duran has been imprisoned and tortured by Chalen the Conqueror for
just over twenty-one years and only his determination to kill his father
as revenge has kept him going. Meanwhile, Ahmare wants to rescue her
brother from the clutches of Chalen, who abducted him a few days
earlier due to a theft. Ahmare has no idea just how far she will have to
go to save her brother... but she's willing to risk everything, even if it
means working with the very dangerous and deadly Duran. Will love
conquer all or has their time run out?
Whew! I'd forgotten just how intense aÂ Black Dagger BrotherhoodÂ book can be since I'm behind on
reading the series. J.R. Ward goes straight for the jugular from the very
first page. The scenes of torture aren't easy to read, and I admit to
being a little squeamish over the entire prologue. However, J.R. Ward is
never gratuitous with violence so I read on... And wow, what a story of
redemption despite the horrific abuse!
PRISONER OF NIGHT is part of
theÂ Black Dagger BrotherhoodÂ world but can easily be read on its own merits. References are
made to the Brotherhood, the Scribe Virgin, and the lessers but the
central story in PRISONER OF
NIGHT doesn't revolve around any of those elements. Instead, it
focuses on Ahmare and Duran, both fighting different kinds of battles.
In fact, PRISONER OF NIGHT is an
excellent way to get a taste of J.R. Ward's writing style and to whet
one's taste for theÂ Black Dagger
I love both Duran and Ahmare. Ahmare's deep love for her brother
shines as we see her willingness to sacrifice herself for someone she
loves. Her idea of the divides in people's lives is a fascinating thread
throughout the storyline. But Duran... oh Duran! I don't know how he
manages to conquer such horrific abuse and still have a heart, but I
love him all the more for doing so! J.R. Ward is a master at taking
broken heroes/heroines and showing the light that can shine in the
darkest of nights, and boy does she ever do this with Duran. PRISONER OF NIGHT is a phenomenal
read and has me dying to jump back into the Black Dagger BrotherhoodÂ series!
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 Ahmareâ€™s brother is abducted, there is nothing she
wonâ€™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 Ahmareâ€™s brother. As time
runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not
be enough to carry them through.