The Wolf (Prison Camp 2) - To be released November 16, 2021. In the next installment of bestselling author J.R. Ward’s Prison Camp series, things get steamy when Lucan, a wolven forced into bartering drug deals for the infamous Prison Colony, meets Rio, the second in command for the shadowy Caldwell supplier, Mozart. After a deal goes awry, a wolf with piercing golden eyes swoops in to save her from certain death. As shocking truths unfurl, Rio is uncertain of who to trust and what to believe—but with her life on the line, true love rears its head and growls in the face of danger.

Gritty, sexy, untamed, the Black Dagger Brotherhood is all that stands between the vampire race's continued survival and ultimate extinction at the hands of their vile, ancient nemeses, the Lessening Society. But the Brotherhood have one powerful thing on their side that the opposite camp so poignantly fails to appreciate: the belief that love, no matter its form and no matter how painful its journey to its final revelation, eventually - always - wins.

The "Brotherhood" phenomena started with the publishing of Dark Lover in 2005, and like a wildfire, grew to epic proportions within a very short amount of time into a USA Today Bestseller and a New York Times Bestseller hit series. Come inside our Wiki site dedicate to this phenomena, and check out the interesting facts behind this lush, exotic world that Ms. J.R. Ward has woven, and feel free to contribute as well!


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Claimed (Lair of the Wolven 1) - To be released June 29, 2021. BA heart-pounding new series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, with a scientist fighting to save the timber wolves—and getting caught in a deadly trap herself...

There are multiple series in the greater universe and they all share lore, characters, and locations to varying degrees. Each book should generally be read in order of publication date, no matter the series, with the exception of the stand-alone novellas. The following pages include information about novel and audiobook releases, synopses, lists of character appearances, and plots.

The Black Dagger Brotherhood

Black Dagger Legacy

Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp

Lair of the Wolven

  • Claimed - To be released June 29, 2021

Novellas in The Black Dagger Brotherhood Universe

Fallen Angels

J.R. Ward's Newsletter and Live Interviews

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This is a sampling of the growing list, a comprehensive list can be found here.

The Brotherhood

The Band of Bastards


  • John Matthew
  • Blaylock
  • Lash
  • Paradise

    The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp Book 1) - Released 18 August 2020. The location of the glymera’s notorious prison camp was lost after the raids. When a freak accident provides Nyx clues to where her sister may still be doing time, she becomes determined to find the secret subterranean labyrinth. Embarking on a journey under the earth, she learns a terrible truth—and meets a male who changes everything forever.

  • Craeg
  • Axe
  • Elise
  • Peyton
  • Novo
  • Boone

Fallen Angels

Worldbuilding in The Black Dagger Brotherhood Universe



Terminology (glossary of terms used)

Timeline in the novels


The Sinner (Book 18) - Released 24 March 2020. Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong. Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication? With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail…or was the prophecy wrong all along?


Inconsistencies in the novels

Soundtrack to the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Vehicles used in the novels


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