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 is so special and extravagant. He is self-devoted and selfless. I enjoyed the revealing of his personality. At first his façade and substance differs very much, but his real characteristics are obvious even then.
Like in the previous books of the series, many storylines are interweaving with each other, and it is amazing that nothing happens without a purpose. Every small detail of the plot has significance. I loved the interplay of the characters.
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. I can’t remember a sadder book than this. I wept on almost every chapter.
Although 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, when Thor finally begins to pick up himself, but it is too late, because he has already lost John. And after a marriage crisis, Wrath and Beth straighten out things, 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, vocation, 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.
See my favorite quotes on my Tumblr page,
Daily Quotes by Exina, from 381 to 387.