The thief-hardcover

"The Thief" - Book 16 of the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series, to be released 3 April, 2018. "Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega. And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield." Highlights: Assail and Marisol's relationship changes forever. Throe's continuing descent into madness and evil. Lassiter's struggle as the Vampire's new deity.

Blood Fury

"Blood Fury" - Book 3 of the "Black Dagger Legacy" series to be released on 9 January, 2018. "A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another. Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love. As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with an erotic connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous. Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything?" Highlights: Peyton and Novo's relationship is at a crossroads. Saxton finds his mate at long last in Ruhn.

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Gritty, sexy, untamed - the Black Dagger Brotherhood are all that stand between their vampire race's continued survival and ultimate extinction at the hands of their vile, ancient nemeses, the Lessers. But the Brotherhood have one powerful thing on their side that the opposite camp so poignantly fails to appreciate: the belief that love, no matter its form and no matter how painful its journey to its final revelation, eventually - always - wills out.

The "Brotherhood" phenomena started with the publishing of "Dark Lover" in 2005, and like a wildfire, grew to epic proportions within a very short amount of time into a USA Today Bestseller and a New York Times Bestseller hit series. Come inside our Wiki site dedicate to this phenomena, and check out the interesting facts behind this lush, exotic world that Ms. Ward has woven, and feel free to contribute as well!




Black Dagger Brotherhood & Black Dagger Legacy Series

(listed in READ ORDER [publication order] - includes information about novel & audio book releases for all countries, story blurbs, character appearance information, and story synopsis)


Other Black Dagger Brotherhood Universe Books



List of ALL Characters (in alphabetical order)


List of Characters who are deceased (SPOILERS!)


Book release dates (in order)


Timeline in the novels


The Mythology of the Black Dagger Brotherhood


Species / Races



  • Lessening Society
  • Vampires (ordered by ruling class)
    • the First Family
    • the Chosen
    • the Black Dagger Brotherhood
    • the Glymera
    • the Doggen
    • the Professional Classes (white-collar workers)
    • the Warrior Classes (Band of Bastards & other non-Brotherhood members who fight)
    • the Working Classes (blue-collar workers and the lower hierarchy serving staff)


Locations in the BDB universe


Terminology (glossary of BDB universe terms)



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