The Chosen - J.R. Ward

The Chosen

By J.R. Ward

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 601 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.

As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

Praise for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series

“Utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic.”—Angela Knight

“To die for . . . I love this series!”—Suzanne Brockmann



  • A Review

    By Sky_842
    I've waited and waited for this installment and I was not disappointed. The Warden always delivers. Layla has been one of my favorite females since she showed up way back in the old days, and her story made me feel so much. I can't wait for The Thief!!
  • Rose

    By Rbcgd
    Best writer ever. She write it I buy it. The Brother's have been a part of me from the beginning. You feel like your in the room with each one,each conversation . I've read all of them . So hope this isn't the of the brother hood. Have read all you book. Except for the last four at the end of this book . But I know that I can start the BLACK DAGGER BROTHER from the beginning and enjoy. It,s the kind of write & series that can write over again
  • Phenomenal

    By Bjolley2
    As always BDB series is phenomenal. Love the character growth and love this extended family has. Never disappointed
  • Chosen

    By Rocking Jeni C
    Another wonderful book in the series. I'm never disappointed.
  • Best one yet!

    By I paid 4 this??
    Made me laugh & cry!
  • Not a favorite; too many unresolved plot lines and a rushed HEA

    By C Reader
    This was one of my least favorite BDB books. Too many characters and unresolved story lines resulted in too little substance for me. It felt like a filler book with a convenient HEA thrown in at the end. Excor's transition from villain to "good guy" rang hollow. This is the first time I've ever written a negative BDB review; very disppointed.
  • Love this book!

    By Jtmaran
    The Chosen is another hit by J R Ward! I love the BlackDagger Brotherhood ! ❤❤😂
  • Amazing!!!!

    By gladiatorlover
    Truly amazing!!! Loved every minute!!! Actually it was also a kind of torture because I do not know if I should thank the warden from giving me more Vishous or hate her for teasing me!!!! I love V and Jane and now I have to wait till 2018 to see what happens!!!
  • Oh Wow!!!

    By MsCMarLaBee 🌺
    Okay let me just say I am a BDB junkie!!! I love this series and I love this book even more. This book is fill with every imaginable twist and turn. Layla's growth is just heartwarming! People you need this book in your collection!!! Can't wait for the next one!
  • I hate that I can only give this book 5 stars!

    By Chanchan15
    I LOVE all the BBD series books but I think this one is my favorite so far, by far. Please never stop writing Ms. Ward. I could not put it down and finished it in two days. Seriuosly it was awesome and I am about to read it again to make sure I did not miss a thing…So good. This book needs like 50 stars!