Author: J. R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Published September 5th 2006 by Signet
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
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So far with each Black Dagger Brotherhood read Ward has made it better. This book is no exception. Ward does not disappoint with this page turner.
We find ourselves lost in the life of Zsadist, who is now my favorite vampire character. I completely fell in love with the tormented, sexy, scar covered brother. he is a killer, terrifying to most who meet him. Then Comes Bella. The strong and beautiful Bella takes Zsadist world and turns it upside down and then back again.
I love the drama and fight between the two characters. An excellent read. The other characters are strong and aid to this story better than in the others. Also the lives of the other characters make this story that much stronger and more emotional. I could not put this book down and can not wait to read Ward's next take in the brotherhood world.