Review: Prisoner of Night



From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world.

When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.

Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.

Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.


Warning! Mild spoilers below.


It’s a dream come true!

J.R. Ward has released another novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series!

In Prisoner of Night, we have our two main characters: Duran and Ahmare. Duran was sold into imprisonment to the warlord Chalen by his father and its been twenty one years since then. All Duran wants is get get revenge on the ones who did this to him. Luckily, Ahmare stumbles upon Duran and gives him a chance to escape if he helps her get her brother back. How can Duran help? Chalen will release Ahmare’s brother if she can bring back Chalen’s beloved who was stolen by Duran’s father. As Duran and Ahmare journey towards his father’s  secret underground compound, both slowly begin to act on the physical attraction that they have felt since they met in the dungeon. Despite his feelings for her and because of his imprisonment, Duran tries to push Ahmare away. Nonetheless, Ahmare is determined to save not only her brother but Duran as well.

Overall, Prisoner of Night was a great side story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I enjoyed Dearest Ivie and after finishing it, I had hoped J.R. Ward would return and write another story with civilians. I may be a fan of the Brothers but its enjoying to read about regular civilians who also have their own stories to tell. I look forward to the next one!

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