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J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood Box Set

Black Dagger Brotherhood: Boxed Set #1-6 - J.R. Ward I find this series to be quite good. I enjoyed every last bit of detail about the Brothers. The first in the series was Dark Lover and was about Wrath who becomes the future king. He is a pure blooded vampire who falls for Darius' daughter Beth. She had no idea who she was until Wrath was asked to protect her through her transition. These vampires didn't drink the blood of humans either. They have either their mates or what they call The Chosen who lived somewhere Out there . I don't remember if they were in the Fade but they are the Scribe Virgins creations and they are all female . The Scribe Virgin is their mother. Lover Eternal is about Rhage. He's a peculiar one with a curse. When he gets mad he becomes a type of godzilla , ferocious beast. He has a tattoo on his back like a serpent that actually moves , creepy. He becomes attached to Mary Luce. Mary is just an ordinary female and does not possess any vampire in her, except she died once and apparently that is honorable. They call that a Wahlker. Her cancer comes back but she was allowed a gift of life from the Scribe Virgin .Lover Awakened is Zsadists story. He was taken away as an infant and becomes a blood slave . His twin , Phury, went in search for him and rescues him . He falls for Bella, Rehvenges sister, and gets kidnapped by Lessers. I must mention these are Romance novels so you can imagine every book contains passion, lust and lots of sex .Lover Revealed is the book about Butch. He's the civilian cop who becomes a vampire by a revelation . We find out that his mother had sex with ... a surgeon? when she was stranded inside a hospital. I take it that is how Butch was part vampire. Butch was made a Brother but he also was the Dehstroyer.The ProphecyThere shall be one to bring the end before the master,a fighter of modern time found in the seventh of the twentyfirst.and he shall be known in the numbers he bears: One more than the compass he apperceives,...pg 389-390So...he loved Marissa.Lover Unbound is about Vishous. He was Butch's friend but had a 'gay' thing going on . He also bore a curse and a blessing. He was the Scribe Virgins real son and the proof was in his hand . His hand was a weapon that could heal and destroy. However, he was the other side of the Dehstroyer. That is how they got  along so well. Whenever Butch killed a Lesser only Vishous could get the evil to disappear . Dr. Jane Whitcomb becomes his Shellan but their love was shortlived because she ends up dead. Out of the kindness of The Scribe Virgins heart she brings them back together .....Lover Enshrined is Phury's book. Cormia and Phury's relationship just frustrates me. Cormia is a chosen and Phury volunteers himself as Primale. UGH!.In Lover Avenged we learn more about Rehvenges story. He was part Symphath and an aristocratic vampire of the glymera. He falls in love with Ehlena .Lover Mine was the first book I read and is mostly about John Matthew and Xhex. John Matthew is one of the most written about character. I don't know why. He was much of a distraction in all the books, nothing of importance other than being Darius' son who apparently is Darius. I suppose it was his muteness that made me not care for him . He seemed to be quite the manic depressive and a failure at all things .Haven't read Lover Unleashed yetHaven't read Lover Reborn yetPS: I don't necessarily approve these . Maybe Wrath and Zsadist.