Phury has led a hard life. He left to find his twin; if not for a twist of fate he could have been in his brothers shoes. Even though he lost his leg in the process, he would do it all and more to have saved his twin from the life he had led. He is all about sacrifice, as he shows when he takes Vishous’s place as Primale, but can he do it?
Cormia has been chosen to be the First Mate of the Primale. She does not want this. She has seen the love shared by the Brotherhood and their mates. She dreams of color, not the stagnant white of her home. But she must follow the directives of the Scribe Virgin…mustn’t she?
A Brother who is addicted must fight his way out and find it in himself to father the race. Phury must learn to deal with his addiction so that he can be the Primale to forty Chosen. As his First Mate, Cormia has say in how things may be run with the other Chosen, but does she really want to simply be one of forty? Or just The One? Can she handle sharing her male after all of the love she has seen with the Brotherhood?
Lover Enshrined was a wonderful book in my opinion. J. R. Ward has always been an in-your-face kind of author, and this tale is no different in that sense. The future of the Brotherhood is always at risk, and as much as I am a selfish reader wanting the heroes to find their one mate, I was prepared to read this despite how I felt about Phury possibly being the mate of forty, yep that is right, forty, females. My husband asked what I was reading, and when I told him the premise, all he could say is, “Poor sap, one female is hard enough”. And while I laughed, I had to agree. Even though the Chosen are an eager to please bunch, oh that poor man! But to my surprise, this was just a small part of the story. The subplots were what truly drew me in.
I love, love, love John and was happy to see more of him! However I will say that in this book, it seemed to be more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance. It had its romantic issues, but the action was what this tale seemed to be all about. And I must continue with the warning to READ THIS SERIES IN ORDER! Each tale leads you further into the world of the Brotherhood. In order to get the full effect, you should, in this reviewer’s opinion, start from the very beginning! This is a wonderful series that will drag you in and keep you enthralled with all the context clues to the subplots and the future books.
- Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Signet; 1st Printing edition (June 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451222725
- ISBN-13: 978-0451222725