Mariella Romani Romani itibaren Tengklik, Tawangmangu, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java, Endonezya
Book #86 of 2009 And now I've come to the end of the BDB with an agonizing 7 month wait until the next one! At least I've got the BDB guide to peruse... I didn't expect to like Rehv. At all. Ever since that sehclusion attempt after Bella was kidnapped back in book 3... He's been on my short list of "characters that annoy me". BUT. Man did I change my mind. And its not just that I understand better why he took the steps he did to protect his sister and his identity. It was so much more than that... from the kindness and gentleness he showed to the females in his life to the decision he made about Wrath early in the book (which was obvious from the get go to me) to even the way he tried to protect the females that were afraid of him. He could be mean and brutal, yes, but it seemed like only when provoked. I think I'm going to like Lassiter, if there's more of him in future books. I read a comment once that J.R. Ward likes to put her characters through a lot. And somewhere in the middle of all of this ... I started to read more into just the individual characters. On the good side, we have a lot of torment. Wrath watching his parents die when he was young, Rhage and the Beast, Z being a blood slave, Butch and his sister, V and his father, Phury and the fallout from Z's kidnapping and enslavement, John and his past, Qhuinn and his mismatched eyes, Thor and him loosing Wellsie and his young.... But they're all out their fighting for their race and their king, a group that has each other's back even when they're miffed... And on the "evil" side, we have the fore lesser, who has always been afforded every opportunity. And he acts that way. And even the people (not lessers) he tries to deal with respond to his arrogance. So that all just started me thinking about how the "good over evil" theme was going on not just in the larger war, but in each individual character. How the trials they all went through made them stronger and more interesting characters. How the evil is represented not just by self serving jerks, but by self serving jerks who have always gotten what they wanted. Eh. Enough philosophy for one night. And now that I've reached the end of the road (for now), I can say that subplots are so much more enjoyable here at book 7 than they were at book 1. Although the thing is still riddled with silly grammatical errors, but I can deal. It was a good book. A strong addition. Fun.