Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society.
Rehvenge harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world.
Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
“Even the powerful needed protection sometimes.”
Lover Avenged is one of my favorite installments of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Rehv‘s character is so special and extravagant. Despite his tough and merciless façade, he is self-devoted and selfless for those who he loves. I really enjoyed the reveal of his personality.
Like in the previous books of the series, many storylines are interweaving with each other – nothing happens without a purpose. Every small detail of the plot has significance. The interplay between the characters is amazing.
It’s one of the darkest and most angsty book of the series. Every moment is sinister, loaded with dark, painful secrets and lies, tormenting memories, fears, tragedies, and more pain. The tension is present all along the story.
Somewhere in the middle of the story, slowly, very slowly, some light penetrates into the dark, but things soon turn into even deeper shit, and total hopelessness. Thor finally begins to pull himself together, but it is too late because he has already lost John. After a marriage crisis, Wrath and Beth straighten things out, but suddenly a much bigger problem occurs.
I loved all the scenes of John, Qhuinn, and Blay, although it was saddening to see the conflicts and disagreements between them.
The relationship of Rehv, Xhex, Trez, and iAm is remarkable. The bond and loyalty between the four of them is as strong as the bond between the Brothers.
Not a surprise that John and Xhex’s story, of which you already got crumbs in the previous books, is perfectly and genuinely prepared.
Lover Avenged is an outstanding installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
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