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!
- 1 SPOILER ALERT
- 2 Books
- 3 Characters
- 4 Worldbuilding in The Black Dagger Brotherhood Universe
- 5 Trivia
- 6 MOD'S NOTE - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING/EDITING THIS WIKIA
This wikia contains spoilers, including character statuses and current plotlines. If you are not caught up, please be very careful regarding which pages you visit.
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
- Dark Lover (Book 1)
- Lover Eternal (Book 2)
- Lover Awakened (Book 3)
- Lover Revealed (Book 4)
- Lover Unbound (Book 5)
- Lover Enshrined (Book 6)
- Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide (Book 6.5)
- Father Mine (Book 6.5)
- Lover Avenged (Book 7)
- Lover Mine (Book 8)
- Lover Unleashed (Book 9)
- Lover Reborn (Book 10)
- Lover At Last (Book 11)
- The King (Book 12)
- The Shadows (Book 13)
- The Beast (Book 14)
- The Chosen (Book 15)
- The Thief (Book 16)
- The Savior (Book 17)
- Where Winter Finds You (Book 17.5)
- The Sinner (Book 18)
- A Warm Heart in Winter (Book 18.5)
- Lover Unveiled (Book 19) - to be released April 20, 2021
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
J.R. Ward's Newsletter and Live Interviews
- April 6, 2014 - Cincinnati Live Interview for The King
- October 11, 2014 - Q&A at Author Signing event regarding The King, the Fallen Angels series, and Ward's other books
- April 4, 2015 - Cincinnati Live Interview for The Beast and other future books'
- April 9, 2016 - Cincinnati Live Interview for The Beast
- April 8, 2017 - Cincinnati Live Interview for The Chosen
- April 15, 2018 - Cincinnati Live Interview for The Thief
- April 7, 2019 - Cincinnati Live Interview for The Savior
This is a sampling of the growing list, a comprehensive list can be found here.
Worldbuilding in The Black Dagger Brotherhood Universe
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