The Shadows

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The Shadows

Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13

The Shadows was a real tear jerker and was told with amazing finesse. Trez, IAm, Selena, Layla, Jane, Paradise, Xcor and Catra make up a great part of the book as well as others. J.R. Ward does a great job in taking you into the life of the Brotherhood and making you feel like you’re part of it.

Layla is pregnant with twins, which I think is awesome. Trez gets his world ripped apart when his Queen, Selena, dies and a decision comes to light in whether or not he will join her in the Fade or stay and be with his brother IAm. Paradise is a new character for me and I think she's interesting. Any woman who wants to learn to defend herself has my support and respect. Her dad gives her a great surprise towards the end of the book that made me smile and want to give him a hug. IAm meets his queen Catra and of course you have Jane who is running around making sure that their people are OK.

Like most of Wards books, The Shadows is pretty thick but it's well worth the read. I hope that there will be another book and I get to continue on their next adventures. I recommend this book and it's a nice addition to the series.

Book Blurb for The Shadows

Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist.  And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world.  Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude.  He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on... except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed.  It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around... but by then it’s too late.  The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with.  But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything.  Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever.  And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice...

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 4.50