Due to the popularity of our Black Dagger Brotherhood posts, we’ve put together a round-up of all the cheat sheets, chat recaps, reviews and other posts related to J. R. Ward’s BDB series. We’ll update this page as new reviews are posted and when the cheat sheets are updated.

Note that the cheat sheets have not been updated to include information from The King to avoid accidentally spoiling readers who have not yet had a chance to read the book.

If you’re looking for the old links to the cheat sheets, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The King | Cheat sheets | Reviews | Chat recaps | Other

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) - Australian/UK editionLover Eternal by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2) - Australian/UK editionLover Awakened by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3) - Australian/UK editionLover Revealed by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4) - Australian/UK editionLover Unbound by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) - Australian/UK editionLover Enshrined by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 6) - Australian/UK editionLover Avenged by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) - Australian/UK editionLover Mine by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8)Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9) - Australian/UK editionLover Reborn by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 10) - Australian/UK editionLover At Last by JR Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11) - Australian editionThe King by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12) - Australian editionThe Shadows by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 13) - UK/Australian editionThe Black Dagger Brotherhood - An Insider's Guide

In series order:

Dark Lover (Wrath/Beth)
Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | BookworldGalaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Eternal (Rhage/Mary)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | BookworldGalaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Awakened (Zsadist/Bella)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Revealed (Butch/Marissa)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Unbound (Vishous/Jane)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Enshrined (Phury/Cormia)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Avenged (Rehvenge/Ehlena)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Mine (John Matthew/Xhex)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Unleashed (Manny/Payne)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover Reborn (Tohr/No’one)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
Lover At Last (Blaylock/Qhuinn)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
The King (Wrath)
Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible
The Shadows (Trez and iAm, but not with each other!)
— Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia | Bookworld | Galaxy | Library | Audible

The Shadows (book 13)

You can find all pre-release spoilers and teasers for book 13 here: Teasers & Spoilers

Cheat sheets

Decadence, our resident BDB guru, has put together some cheat sheets to use as a refresher on what we know so far about the Brothers and their world. Note that these cheat sheets contain spoilers for the BDB books.

Wrath — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Wrath
  • Wrath (Wrath’s father)

Rhage — last updated 23/3/2012

  • Rhage
  • Tohrture (Rhage’s father)

Zsadist — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Zsadist
  • Ahgony (Z’s father)

Butch — last updated 31/3/2013

Vishous — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Vishous
  • The Bloodletter (V’s father)

Phury — last updated 27/3/2014

Rehvenge — last updated 27/3/2014

John Matthew — last updated 31/3/2013

  • John Matthew
  • Xhex (JM’s mate)

Payne — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Payne
  • Manny Manello (Payne’s mate)

Tohrment — last updated 31/3/2013

  • Tohrment
  • No’One (Tohr’s shellan)
  • Hharm (Tohr’s father)
  • Lassiter

Qhuinn and Blaylock — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Qhuinn
  • Blaylock (Qhuinn’s mate)
  • Saxton
  • Luchas

Supporting characters — last updated 27/3/2013

  • Layla
  • Selena
  • Trez and iAm
  • Assail
  • Murhder
  • Ricardo Benloise
  • Unnamed glymera female
  • Story of Son

The Brotherhood — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Overview of the BDB
  • Pretrans training program

Antagonists — last updated 27/3/2014

  • The Omega, The Lessening Society and Lash
  • The Band of Bastards

World building — last updated 27/3/2014

  • Vampire physiology
  • Class structure
  • Points of interest
  • Symphath culture
  • The Other Side (including The Scribe Virgin)
Dark Lover by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) - US editionLover Eternal by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2) - US editionLover Awakened by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3) - US editionLover Revealed by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4) - US editionLover Unbound by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) - US editionLover Enshrined by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 6) - US editionLover Avenged by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) - US editionLover Mine by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8) - US editionLover Unleashed by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9) - US editionLover Reborn by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 10)Lover At Last by JR Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11) - US editionThe King by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12) - US editionThe Shadows by J. R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 13) - US editionThe Black Dagger Brotherhood - An Insider's Guide

Reviews

Book 4 — Lover Revealed (Butch) — Kat’s review

Book 5 — Lover Unbound (Vishous) — Kat’s liveblog and thoughts

Book 7 — Lover Avenged (Rehvenge) — Decadence’s review | Kat’s review | Wandergurl’s thoughts

Book 8 — Lover Mine (John Matthew) — Kat’s review

Book 9 — Lover Unleashed (Payne) — Decadence’s review
Pre-release spoilers

Book 10 — Lover Reborn (Tohr) — Kat’s review
Pre-release spoilers — Part 4 | Part 3 | Part 2 | Part 1

Book 11 — Lover At Last (Qhuinn) — Kat’s review
Pre-release spoilers — Part 7 | Part 6 | Part 5 | Part 3 | Part 2| Part 1

Book 12 — The King (Wrath) — Decadence’s review
Pre-release spoilers — Part 5 | Part 4| Part 3Part 2Part 1

Book 13 — The Shadows (Trez, iAm) — Gabby’s rant
Pre-release spoilers — Part 1 | Part 2

Chat recaps

Crave and Black Dagger Brotherhood chat recap – 16/10/2010

Other related posts

Covet by J. R. Ward (review by Decadence)
Further musings on V (posted by Kat)

Old cheat sheet links

Looking for the previous version of the cheat sheets? Here are the links and a summary of what is included in each part. Please note that these posts will no longer be updated. For the latest version of the cheat sheets, check out the links at the top of this page.

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 1)

  • The Scribe Virgin and her single act of creation
  • What is the Black Dagger Brotherhood?
  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Wrath, son of Wrath
  • Class Structure and Civil Unrest
  • Wrath the Fair

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 2)

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Rhage, son of Tohrture
  • Reproduction and the Needing
  • Tohrture

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 3)

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Zsadist, son of Ahgony
  • Pretrans Training Program

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 4)

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Butch O’Neal aka Dhestroyer, descended of Wrath, son of Wrath, aka Brian O’Neal
  • The Omega, Lessening Society and Lash
  • The Safe Place

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 5)

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Vishous, son of the Bloodletter
  • Payne
  • Dr Manuel Manello
  • Medical quirks
  • The Bloodletter

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 6)

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Phury, son of Ahgony
  • The Primale and the Chosen
  • Layla
  • Selena

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 7)

  • Rehvenge, son of Rempoon, aka The Reverend
  • Xhex
  • Symphath culture
  • Trez and iAm

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 8)

  • Darius, son of Marklon, reincarnated as John Matthew aka Tehrror, son of Darius of Marklon
  • Qhuinn Warrior, formerly Qhuinn, son of Lohstrong, and Blaylock, son of Rocke
  • Saxton, son of Tyhm
  • Transition

Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet (Part 9)

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood: Tohrment, son of Hharm
  • Hharm
  • Lassiter
  • Muhrder, son of Murhder aka Eliahu Rathboone
  • The Coffins
  • No’One
  • Story of Son