The Chosen by J.R. Ward
A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

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Even though this is generally a darker series, there were some parts that made me laugh which I appreciated. There are some plots left unfinished for the other brothers which just makes me more desperate for the next novel. Until then I’ll be thinking about them.
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Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.

As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

Praise for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series

“Utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic.”—Angela Knight

“To die for . . . I love this series!”—Suzanne Brockmann
 

About J.R. Ward

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J. R. Ward is the author of more than twenty previous novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood. She lives in the South with her family.


Author Residence: Kentucky
 
Published April 4, 2017 by Ballantine Books. 544 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Autumn Markus on Apr 24 2017

...The Chosen is a success. Its complexity, humor, and strong emphasis on relationships show Ward once again rising above the expectations of the genre.

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Reviewed by Sonya Field on Apr 04 2017

Even though this is generally a darker series, there were some parts that made me laugh which I appreciated. There are some plots left unfinished for the other brothers which just makes me more desperate for the next novel. Until then I’ll be thinking about them.

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Reviewed by Shannon on Apr 05 2017

The brotherhood proved they truly were a brotherhood and that, in the end, they could forgive their brothers and have their backs when needed. A lot happens in this book. Pay attention. What happens here is going to change things.

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