Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward
Publication Date: 4-10-2018
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #16
Rating: 4 Stars
Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over.
Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega.
And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield.
Holy Plot Twists, Batman!
The Thief is so much more than just the typical BDB star-crossed lovers romance. The dark undertones and revelations of all things bad and forth coming really set this book off to be the beginning of something major in the next book, which has already revealed to be about Throe and his little seductive book of bad shit.
Let’s start off with Assail and Sola. My reference above to them being star-crossed lovers is about as close as you can get to perfection in regards of describing their relationship. Assail is an addict, and Sola is a human on the run from her past with her grandmother in tow. Their romance is a slow burn that turns into a raging inferno of lies and passion. The HEA to their story couldn’t have been any better despite the little flames of drama popping up between them.
Next, V and Jane. Now this side story is what held my attention the most as I read this behemoth of a book. The near the beginning twist had me tossing my kindle in rage at V’s actions. You could almost hear the pain between these two characters as they had to tread dangerous and particularly damning waters to find themselves back where they needed to me. All relationships hit those low points, and it was refreshing to see that Ward was willing to add a real-life twist to her very fictional and very demanding BDB’s men.
Now the final piece, Throe and his book. A clear set-up for what’s to come in the next book. It will be a dark and dangerous path that I am so excited to read. Will Throe be redeemed or will be follow his book to place he can never return from?
2019 needs to hurry up so we can find out!