Release Date: April 4, 2017
Format: ebook (Kindle)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Review Date: June 12, 2017
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
Not many series can go on for this long and the author still manage to consistently deliver books that the fans love to argue over. Ward has done it. Her BDB fans stay interested and waiting for the next book year after year. The series is still strong and I'm all in. I just wish a few things were different in The Chosen. This story picks up exactly where The Beast ends. This installment centers around Layla and Xcor most, and to be brutally honest, I don't love them together. I don't really even like either of their characters, but I still enjoyed this book because of everyone else in the story. Blay and Qhuinn have a very substantiation part in this book. Not to forget Lassiter, Throe, Torhment, Vishous, and the King. They all have prominent parts in this installment and they added lots to the book. Without them, I fear I would find Layla and Xcor too boring.