From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world.
When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.
Release Date: January 7, 2019
Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books
Black Dagger Brotherhood #16.5
Review copy provided by publisher
Prisoner of Night is a book within the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but not one of the main books from Ward's BDB series. While not one of her full-length annual BDB books, Ms. Ward gives her readers a fully developed story about Ahmare and Duran.
When Ahmare's brother Ahlan is abducted, she will do anything to earn his freedom, including working with prisoner Duran to recover Chalen's beloved. While initially Ahmare and Duran seemed like an unlikely pair to work together, I quickly saw they seemed to understand each other in a way no one else does. Thankfully Duran still has a friend in Nexi, who helps Ahmare and Duran when needed. Ahmare and Duran also had a pretty instant attraction to one another. I have to say I'm not shocked by much when it comes to Ward's books, but the level of pain Duran now needed to find pleasure did throw me a bit. Not to the point that I didn't like the story, but that I hurt for Duran and all he had been put through since his father turned him over to Chalen.
Prisoner of Night was a way more emotional read than I had expected when I started reading. Ward pulled me in from the very first page and kept me engaged the entire book. Fans of her BDB series will love this glimpse into other parts of her world. I would love to actually see these new characters show up in future books in the BDB world. I was already ready for the next BDB story, but now I'm counting the days until the April 2019 release of The Savior.
Rating: 4 Stars (B)