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The King

by J. R. Ward

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"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 sits 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 with 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 will tortured legacy take over?"--… (more)
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parto col dire che mi dispiace col dare un voto negativo a un libro, soprattutto se si tratta di un libro che ho atteso da tanto. Ormai non mi aspetto piú di adorare alla follia questa serie, perche trovo che stia perdendo enfasi, ma almeno mi aspetto che il libro tutto sommato mi piaccia. ebbene, questo volume non mi ha coinvolto. nelle prime 300 pagine la trama non decolla, è statica, si sofferma sui pensieri dei personaggi o su stralci di vita quotidiana, è infarcita di dettagli inutili o addirittura noiosi. non vi è nulla di rilevante o degno di essere ricordato. molte spiegazioni o contenuti li trovo assurdi, non validati da una solida tesi oppure forzati. per spiegare ciò dovrei spoilerare quasi tutto il libro. Tra l'altro la trama è cosi assente che in poche righe o pochi minuti potrei raccontare un libro che di pagine, ahimè, ne ha 600. il problema cruciale di questo libro è che per raccontare quello che doveva raccontare (scusate la ripetizione) bastavano 350, max 400 pagine.
tornando al libro, nelle ultime 200 pagine la trama comincia a muoversi ma in fretta. Succede tutto in questa ultima parte e i rapporti causa-effetto di nuovo mi sembrano così poco sensati e forzati. il libro non mi ha per niente preso e ci ho impiegato più di un mese per finirlo. insomma, a me pare tanto che la Ward abbia finito la benzina e che la serie sia arrivata ormai agli sgoccioli. Forse non ci sono più cose interessanti da raccontare (per fare qualche esempio, è un po' che i Lesser non fanno la loro comparsa e anche Xcor - promettente e acerrimo nemico - qui non ha combinato molto). Se le premesse sono queste, trovo che sia meglio concludere questa serie che, nonostante gli ultimi libri, mi è entrata nel cuore, in modo degno piuttosto che continuare a pubblicare libri di 600 pagine dove succedono 3 eventi in croce. E magari "continuare" a fare visite alla Confraternita attraverso qualche novella dedicata (anche raccolta di racconti brevi) o qualche stralcio di vita pubblicato sul sito dell'autrice.
e per finire, non credo che prenderò il prossimo libro cartaceo, ma sarò più propensa a leggere l'ebook. ( )
  Sara_Lucario | Oct 19, 2021 |
This is book thirteen in The Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I am not bored yet. In fact, this is one of my favorites in the series. I liked that we have circled back around to Wrath and Beth's story and I appreciated the background on Wrath's father in the old country. It explains a few things that were alluded to in prior books. Looking forward to continuing on in the series.
  purpledog | Sep 16, 2021 |
i'm pretty sure this is maybe one of the best books of the whole series. if beth and wrath's stories ended here, i think that would feel just right.

1. xcor/layla - i still love them. i'm excited to see where we can go with them now that xcor has given up his race for the throne.
-how has layla not given birth yet?? by the end of this book, i feel like she should really be just about to give birth. if it doesn't happen in book 13 i will be so confused.
-i feel like throe is getting very antsy, i would be surprised if the rest of the bastards didn't get restless now that they will only be killing lessers.
2. john matthew - looooved his involvement with beth's pregnancy. i'm so glad Ward finally gave them some sort of relationship, in all the previous books you would assume that they never even speak to eachother. (same goes for john matthew and mary - you would think they would have some sort of friendship) i am wondering if she'll bring up the things he was mouthing while he had that first seizure. [will him and xhex have a storyline in murhder's book? i would assume so, but we'll see when i get there]
3. trez and selena - i cannottttt believe how many women trez has slept with. not only that but him pimping these women too?? i just don't know how selena would ever come around to that, but knowing that she could die any moment will obviously play into that decision. i'm not sure i'm super excited for the next book, but i like iAm more in this book than i did before, so i suppose there's something there to look forward to. i know who both iam and trez end up (well, at least who iam ends up with :( )
4. on to the next!! -- i am very ready to get back to rhage in book 14 btw. ( )
  beethovensfruit | Aug 21, 2021 |
hb ( )
  5083mitzi | Apr 4, 2021 |
Got a little weepy towards the end. Not that that's a bad thing. ( )
  Carole0220 | Mar 21, 2020 |
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF

JONAH, A.K.A THE BOO,
A.K.A THE VERY BEST OF WRITERDOG,
R.I.P AND SEE YOU AGAIN AT THE
END OF MY ROAD XXX

AND

W. GILLETTE BIRD, JR.
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"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 sits 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 with 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 will tortured legacy take over?"--

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