It seems like forever ago that the cover for the next J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood book, The King, was made public. Even though we were told right from the very beginning that it was a return to Wrath and Beth, details about the storyline have been scarce.
I sort of shook my head about going back to the original couple, and the very beginning of the series, not quite getting it since their story arc seemed like it had been wrapped up to me. And it isn’t like they haven’t played a role in pretty much every story since, to one degree or another. As a result, ever since the news about The King broke I have been hunting for the official blurb to see where things are really headed. I finally found one today…
Long live the King…
After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything–and everyone–at risk.
Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response–or the distance it creates between them.
What is your take on going back to Wrath and Beth? Rumor has it that all or most of the other couples will also get a second turn at their own book. I am not sure how much I like this, myself. I guess it all depends on how well it advances the overarching storyline…if it contributes well and sets up future stories for characters like Murhder, Trez, iAm, or Assail, great. If it doesn’t, then it could just come off as a desperate attempt to drag out the series. I guess we will find out when it is released on March 25th.
Is this one you are looking forward to? I know that the BDB books have become pretty much a love-it-or-leave-it series for a lot of people, so where do you fall?