THE SAVIOR is the seventeenth book in J.R. Ward's Black
Dagger Brotherhood series. As with previous books in
this series, there are multiple points of view and stories
all happening at once. I feel as though, over the years,
J.R. Ward is getting better at weaving all those threads
together. The main story focuses on ex-member of the Black
Dagger Brotherhood, and loose cannon, Murhder, and his
journey to regain his sanity, a sense of purpose, and the
gift of love he discovers along the way. The first few
chapters of THE SAVIOR follow Murhder and Dr. Sarah Watkins
as they embark on paths that eventually lead them to each
other. Sarah is dealing with the fallout from the death of
her fiancé when she suddenly finds herself in a situation
that could be straight out of a "Jason Bourne" film.
For the past twenty years or so, Murhder has lived a
relatively solitary and haunted life. Since her fiancé
passed away, and even a little before then, Sarah has led a
somewhat lonely and haunted life as well. These two people
find each other at a time when their lives are at a
crossroads. I love the chemistry between Sarah and Murhder,
as well as the parallels in their lives. As Murhder and
Sarah fall in love and try to figure out where they fit in
the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" world, fan favorite John
Matthew has his own existential crisis when he has a
near-death experience. John's experience exemplifies why so
many fans relate to him and cheer him on as he goes through
life. People have a habit of underestimating John or have
the urge to protect him, even though he has since proven
himself as a warrior and proven his level of maturity. What
starts out as a plot worthy of some big budget cinematic
action extravaganza, becomes a very poignant
character-driven story about vampires and those that love
them. The many stages of dealing with grief are covered from
the perspective of multiple characters in compelling ways.
THE SAVIOR is about love, loss, and super sexy badass
vampires saving the world. The super villain in this story
is a very "behind-the-scenes" type of character, and J.R.
Ward teases readers about what this means for future books.
As always, I look forward to the next installment in the Black
Dagger Brotherhood series.
A vampire and a scientist’s fates are passionately
entwined in a race against time in this thrilling romance in
the #1 New York Times bestselling “utterly
absorbing and deliciously erotic” (Angela Knight, New
York Times bestselling author) Black Dagger Brotherhood
In the venerable history of the Black Dagger
Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled—but
Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by
visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless
returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that
ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must
face in his quest for redemption.
Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is
struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiancé.
When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions
what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her
firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the
man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture.
As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably
entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a
future that spans the divide separating the two species? And
as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will
Murhder return to his Brothers... or resume his lonely