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Published December 20th 2013
Now to find out the story behind Phury
Book six of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, by JR Ward, is Lover Enshrined which follows on from Lover Unbound. This book follows the story of Phury, the most fiercely loyal of all members of the Brotherhood.
Phury has stepped up to become the vampire race's Primale, the male responsible for mating with the Chosen to father the sons and daughters who will see the race survive. He has done this so his brother Vishous could be with his love, Jane.
The weight of his new status is having a detrimental effect on Phury's mental status, which has never been strong.
Readers finally get an insight into what has been troubling the vampire for so long. As well as his guilt for not being kidnapped as a babe, instead of his brother Zsadist, and for not freeing him from slavery sooner, readers now learn that living inside Phury's head is the Wizard. It isn't clear whether this entity is real, or just something Phury has created, is unclear, but the Wizard torment onto Phury is relentless never-the-less. This explains his need to always be smoking, trying to dull the Wizard's voice.
The Chosen Cormia has been selected as the Primale's First Mate, a position that comes with the highest honour and privilege. But it's a position Cormia doesn't want. She has always hoped to be free of her commitments to the Chosen, be free to find a mate of her choosing and raise childern who don't have to go fight their enemy.
When these two meet, they both find themselves battling personal demons, their obligations, and each other to move forwards with their lives.
I would have to say that of all the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, this would be my least favourite. However it still offers the same compelling read as all of the other books in this series.