The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.
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.
The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?
This read was slightly disappointing for me, Wrath has always been one of my favourite characters, but in this it just didn’t feel like we got enough of him. Though I do understand that Ward is trying to transition in the side characters more into the focal point, they don’t measure up to the greatness of the main characters that we have come to know and love in my opinion.
Perhaps my opinion may change when the size characters get their own books and we get more than just a few pieces of their stories here and there but for now I can’t seem to get infested in them. I think I am having a hard time letting go of the fact that there will most likely not be full books on any of the “original” brothers any more *sigh*.
On a more positive note, what little we did get of Wrath and Beth in this read I loved. The progression of the characters and the relationship struggles they faced kept me enthralled and is what kept me reading. I am missing the other brothers though so even though I am not particularly interested in the side characters, I will keep reading for snippets of them. I give this read 4 stars.