Sara's Review: The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J.R. Ward
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
NARRATOR: Jim Frangione
RELEASED: April 4, 2017
GENRE: Paranormal, romance
LENGTH: 17 hours and 32 minutes
FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death. As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.
4.5 (FIVE) BOUNDLESS STARS
It seems like forever that we have been waiting for Layla’s and Xcor’s novel, what we got wasn’t a disappointment in the slightest. Although it does seem like Ward might have made several of her characters completely lose their minds for a while.
There are so many stories within stories going on in these novels and even though the main story always resolves itself into an HEA by the ending there are so many other loose ends hanging in the balance for the rest of the BDB world. I commend Ward on keeping everything straight. Even though I question Wards logic regarding the Bastards living arrangement, at the end of this story I understood it. Now she has a whole new set of fighters to write about as they find love. But what the heck is up with V and Jane? She needs to fix that and pronto!
Once again, Frangione is a suburb and Audiobook is my new preferred method of delivering the next Ward installment to my brain. I can’t wait for the next one. The Chosen was the perfect escape and I was thoroughly entertained. I am giving it 4.5 Boundless Stars