- Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Signet Book; First Printing edition (5 Sept. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451219368
- ISBN-13: 978-0451219367
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.2 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,398,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lover Awakened (Signet Eclipse) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Sep 2006
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A dark and compelling world. ("Romantic Times")
Third book in the phenomenal dark, sexy and gritty Black Dagger Brotherhood series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author J. R. Ward. Prepare to meet vampires with attitude --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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This book follows the story of Zsadist, the scarred and broken member of the Brotherhood of vampires. We learned a little about him in the previous two books - he's the scary one who may or may not kill his lovers and can't bear anyone to touch him. At the end of the last book, "Lover Eternal", Bella the female vampire was kidnapped and Zsadist discovered he had an obsession with her - trying to find her.
This book starts six weeks after those events - Zsadist is still looking for Bella although pretty much everyone thinks she's dead. Mr O, the Fore-Lesser (head of the vampire slayers) is instead holding her hostage and playing mind games with her. When another vampire held hostage escapes, the Brotherhood come to rescue Bella and Zsadist takes her home to his room. And there starts his troubles.
I didn't really understand the character of Zsadist in the previous books - but in this story we learn about him and Bella through their interaction. What's so great about the story is that it all makes sense, his behaviour is a result of the terrible experiences he had as a blood slave which are given to us as back story. We also learn more about his twin, Phury, how he lost his leg (although not why he's celibate). Bella finds herself attracted to Zsadist but it's almost impossible for her to get through to him because of his huge issues with touch and with himself and his body.Read more ›
Zsadist harbors, like all the brothers, a dark and tortured soul. In previous books he is touted as a vile man, accused of various crimes and potential ones. What lingers beneath the surface is a lost soul yearning for one that makes him complete--Zsadist just doesn't know it yet. Awakened begins where the previous installment left off, with the search for the missing Bella, a member of the glymera, their aristocracy. Zsadist feels a connection to the beautiful woman and his body is trying to tell him what his heart wants to deny. When he manages to extricate her from their enemies, the Lessers, he vows to destroy the one that took her. How he will manage to do this and keep the growing arousal she causes at bay, he isn't quite sure. And he will have to figure out if what he is fighting are indeed his body's needs or his heart's.
Zsadist's background--that of a blood slave--comes slamming to the forefront in "Lover Awakened". Since his release hundreds of years ago, he hasn't exactly been living life. Just as it seems he's almost become comfortable with the angst and tortured feelings, Bella enters and stirs his buried heart like no other has ever been able to--not even his real brother Phury. Their attraction is the most pulse pounding of the series to date and that's putting it mildly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started reading these books recently and now I'm so hooked. It's now midnight and I can't seem to put this book down. These books are so good on the highest level. Read morePublished 21 days ago by VamaDube
This is by far my favouite book from the botherhood. Zsadist has had me in tears he is so damaged and trying to hide his emotions. Read morePublished 21 days ago by dawn higgins
Book 3 in the series and it just keeps getting better and better. If you have read the first 2 then you already appreciate the flare that Ward has for world building and weaving... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Silver
This is my favourite of all the BDB series. Zsadist's character is the most complex - painted as a ruthless monster with black eyes who could turn savage at any moment, he is ruled... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kirsty
As soon as I was introduced to Zsadist in book 1, I was looking forward to his story. I was not disappointed.
This entire series is fantastic. I highly recommend it.
I've heard so much about this series over the years but if I'm being totally honest I found the first two books disappointing, now maybe it's me and my expectations were just too... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Deborah