Waiting On Wednesday ~ The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Posted July 16, 2014 by Tanya in Waiting on Wednesday / 1 Comment



“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine where we talk about the books we are looking forward to.


Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…

I’m not really sure this should be labeled as a Black Dagger Brotherhood novel. I know the characters are from that series, and I know there will probably be side stories for some of the Brothers, but if the focus is going to be for the Shadows, maybe it should be a spin-off. We’ll see though. Lately this series has had so many story lines that the Shadows may not have enough story to have it’s own spin-off. I have always liked Trez and iAm so it will be interesting to delve into their world a bit. The Shadows releases April 7, 2015. I’m hoping that the Warden has a Virtual signing so keep an eye out for that too!