|Phury, a warrior of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, is also the
Primale expected to have a harem of 40 Chosen Ones and repopulate the warriors. He
doesnt want this destiny, as hes struggling with his feelings for Bella, his
brothers mate, and Cormia, his first in the harem. He also has a serious drug
addiction and a self destructive part of his mind whispering negative thoughts to him.
Hes hiding at the Brotherhood compound and is not only killing lessers, but
torturing them first.
Cormia has been chosen to be the First Mate, not something she
wants. She has come to live at the compound to get to know Phury. She comes from The
Other Side where all dress alike, there is no colour, no emotions and they
are submissive and quiet. She gets a huge culture shock at the compound but eventually
Their story was disappointing. Cormia came across as a gentle, soothing friend to
Phury, rather than one of the strong, passionate mates of the previous books. Phury was
also disappointing. The wizard in his mind thing was annoying and I couldnt work out
why hed suddenly gone from smoking non addictive red smoke to spiralling down to be
a hard core drug addict. There was no resolution with Bella either. I was waiting for him
to have a a-ha moment when he realized that he never really loved Bella, I wanted him to
explain this to Cormia and allow her to feel secure. Instead she was left wondering if he
still wanted Bella. Also, what happened to the rest of the Brotherhood? Why did they let
Phury go downhill without attempting to save him?
The subplots in the book were awesome though. The Omega has a long-term plan to destroy
the Brotherhood that is unfolding nicely. The Brotherhood trainees John Matthew, Qhuinn
and Blaylock have a serious drama with another trainee, Lash. Their stories have major
advancements with lots of surprises. Rhevenge's and Xhex's characters also play a big
part, setting the scene for the next book.
For anyone new to the series - don't start here! You'll miss out on a lot of the back
story. These books are NOT meant to be read stand alone. Besides the previous books have
some awesome action.