Series Description

The Black Dagger Brotherhood paranormal series by J.R. Ward follows a band of ancient vampire warriors in modern-day New York. The vampires are the last of their kind and defend their race against those who would destroy them. Each book in the series features a happily-ever-after for the main couple, but the series should still be read in order as characters from other books appear in the main story arc.

The series has won multiple awards and is a huge fan favorite. Anyone looking for a hot paranormal series with vampires is encouraged to try this series.

Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Paranormal Romance / PNR 4.5 Buy
2 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
3 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
4 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
5 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
6 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
6.5 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
7 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
8 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy



9 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
10 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
11 Paranormal Romance / PNR 4 Buy
12 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
13 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
14 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
15 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
15.5 (e) Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
16 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
16.5 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
17 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
18 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
19 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
19.5 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
20 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
21 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
22 Paranormal Romance / PNR 5 Buy
23 Paranormal Romance / PNR 4 Buy
24 Paranormal Romance / PNR 0 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: Black Dagger Brotherhood


  • Book - 1

    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes k...



  • Book - 2

    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell New York, there's a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, R...



  • Book - 3

    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, a deadly turf war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifyi...



  • Book - 4

    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell New York, there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. But now an ally of the Brotherhood is abou...



  • Book - 5

    In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will... Ruthless and br...



  • Book - 6

    In this paranormal romance saga, there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of a secret band of brothers like no other--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now a dutiful twin must choose between two l...



  • Book - 6.5

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward comes a once-in-a-lifetime event: a unique volume that delivers, a behind-the-scenes look at Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Prepare to enter the dark, passionate world of the Black Dagger...



  • Book - 7

    Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested-and his dangerous mixed blood revealed... Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enem...



  • Book - 8

    JOHN MATTHEW HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE HE WAS found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was -- or his true identity. In...







  • Book - 9

    Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on ...



  • Book - 10

    Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires. Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire lea...



  • Book - 11

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. ...



  • Book - 12

    J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne. Long live the King... After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, f...



  • Book - 13

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood as two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the s’Hisbe as a child, Trez escaped th...



  • Book - 14

    Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessenin...



  • Book - 15

    A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King,...



  • Book - 15.5

    In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion. Features a special preview of J. R. Ward's upc...



  • Book - 16

    New enemies rise and desire burns in the next thrilling novel of the paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Sola Morte, former cat burglar and safecracker, has given up her old life on the wrong side of the law. On the run from ...



  • Book - 16.5

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world. When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is un...







  • Book - 17

    A vampire and a scientist’s fates are passionately entwined in a race against time In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled -- but Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by...



  • Book - 18

    #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward is heating things up this winter with a holiday novel featuring some of her most iconic Black Dagger Brothers. When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13),...



  • Book - 19

    A sinner’s only hope is true love in this passionate new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes ...



  • Book - 19.5

    #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward is heating things up this winter with a holiday novel featuring some of her most iconic Black Dagger Brothers. Featuring one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s most iconic couples, Blay and Qhuinn fi...



  • Book - 20

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sinner brings another hot adventure of true love and ultimate sacrifice in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world. The location of the glymera’s notorious prison camp was lost after the raids. When a f...



  • Book - 21

    In this heart-pounding installment in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, a long-lost member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood finds true love -- and evil incarnate -- in Caldwell, New York. Sahvage has been living under the radar f...



  • Book - 22

    Return to the sizzling glymera’s prison camp in this dark and sexy second novel in the new Black Dagger Brotherhood Prison Camp spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward. In the next installment of bestselling autho...



  • Book - 23

    True love brings a deadly threat to the Black Dagger Brotherhood in this sizzling new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling series. Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells -- and fig...



  • Book - 24

    In this newest Prison Camp installment, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward pens a heart-wrenching tale of love and betrayal in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world...Framed for the grisly murder of his shellan, Kane is condemned to the not...


Awards

The Beast
2016 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Paranormal Romance
Dark Lover
2005 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Alternate Reality
Dearest Ivie: A Novella
2019 Rita Award -- Paranormal Romance
Lover at Last
2013 Goodreads Choice Award -- Romance
Lover Avenged
2009 All About Romance Reader Award -- Guiltiest Pleasure Romance
Lover Awakened
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Alt Reality/Paranormal
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Villain
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Tortured Hero
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most-Hanky Read
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Strongest Heroine
2006 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Vampire Romance
Lover Enshrined
2008 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Paranormal Romance
2008 All About Romance Reader Award -- Guiltiest Pleasure Romance
2008 All About Romance Reader Award -- Worst Romance
Lover Mine
2010 All About Romance Reader Award -- Guiltiest Pleasure Romance
2010 Goodreads Choice Award -- Romance
Lover Revealed
2007 All About Romance Reader Award -- Guiltiest Pleasure Romance
2007 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Annoying Lead Character
2008 Rita Award -- Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal
Lover Unbound
2007 All About Romance Reader Award -- Biggest Wallbanger or I Tried, I Really Did"
2007 All About Romance Reader Award -- Least Believable HEA
2007 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Disappointing Read
2007 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Tortured Hero
2007 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Vampire Romance
Lover Unleashed
2011 All About Romance Reader Award -- Guiltiest Pleasure Romance
2011 Goodreads Choice Award -- Romance
2011 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Vampire Romance