And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives …Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive – he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished. As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself – she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But as the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, Phury must decide between duty and love.
Phury is Zsadist’s twin brother. He is the most kind and caring of the Brotherhood. He constantly feels guilty for the abuse Zsadist has suffered in his past. He rescued his brother and lost his leg from the knee down in the process.
He suffers from an addiction problem which gets worse when he cannot deal with his feelings towards Bella (his brothers Shellan). He steps up and makes the ultimate sacrifice in place for another Brother. He is going to become The Chosen, the one to carry on the Brotherhoods bloodlines. With numbers in the Brotherhood dwindling the need every warrior. Phury refuses to let himself be distracted romantically.
Cormia is a Chosen, who lives in the sanctury with the other Chosen on the Far Side. She is a beautiful character, who dreams of the wonders of the other side and falling in love. She is to be Phury’s First Mate and he brings her over to to the Brotherhoods Mansion. To the exciting and colourful world she has never known. Cormia wants to please Phury and do her duty but Phury doesn’t seem interested.
When Phury finally opens his eyes and sees what’s in front of him, the two of them change the very old set ways of the Chosen for the future.
J.R. Ward always puts shockers in her books and this is no exception. All her novels are a must read for anyone who has read her works are enjoy Paranormal-Romance.
I must admit Phury’s story is not my favourite in the series but still a must read. Next in the series is ‘Lover Avenged’ Rehvenge’s story.