Have you gotten the next book in the series? The first book sets down the foundation for the rest of the books. I love the Brotherhood and am always on the lookout for a Brother sighting. lol I have very few books that I keep (most I give to the library) but they will not get my BDB books. Even at my old age, I'm thinking of getting a tattoo, yes a black dagger. I don't even like tattoos. But yea, a black dagger would be nice. One lady on the BDB site, made her son a 'brother' costume for him last Halloween. These books have very dedicated followers. Some readers have their SO growing goatees. There very graphic in the 'love' scenes and the books are not for everyone. Now I may have to go re-read the series...again.