The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) - J. R. Ward 8.04   93

The next must-read author for fans of Charlaine Harris’s vampire fiction and the twelfth book in the incredibly sexy and successful Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The King is the story you’ve all been waiting for – it’s time for the epic battle over the throne and the future of the vampire race...


Release date March 2014

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Black Dagger Brotherhood :: Series

Series contains 21 primary works and has 27 total works.

The Black Dagger Brotherhood is an ongoing series of paranormal romance books by author J. R. Ward. The series focuses on a society (the "Black Dagger Brotherhood") of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against de-souled humans called lessers. The first book in the series was published in 2005.

Related series Black Dagger Legacy
Related series Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp
Related series The Lair of the Wolven

Darius (Black Dagger Brotherhood #0.5) 8.20   5
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) 8.28   430
Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2) 8.14   324
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) 8.48   296
Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4) 7.66   257
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5) 8.02   246
Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6) 7.34   216
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6.5) 6.94   66
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7) 7.90   195
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8) 8.06   186
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9) 7.82   171
Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) 7.76   165
Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) 8.32   140
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) 8.04   93
The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) 7.98   68
The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14) 7.46   56
The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) 7.10   11
Dearest Ivie (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15.5) 7.34   3
The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16) 7.16   6
Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16.5) 6.26   4
The Savior (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17) 7.42   7
Where Winter Finds You: A Caldwell Christmas (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5) 6.50   4
The Sinner (Black Dagger Brotherhood #18) 7.34   3
A Warm Heart in Winter (Black Dagger Brotherhood #18.5) 8.00   2
Lover Unveiled (Black Dagger Brotherhood #19) 8.00   2
Lover Arisen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #20) N/A
Lassiter (Black Dagger Brotherhood #21) 8.00   4

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