Zsadist’s story is told in the third Black Dagger Brotherhood book, Lover Awakened. Z is easily the most hardened of the Black Dagger Brothers. After being kidnapped from his crib, and his family (including his twin brother Phury) as an infant and sold into blood slavery, his life was irretrievably altered and his soul seemingly damaged beyond repair. Enter Bella. This is an incredibly intense story ~ and one that will run your emotions through the full spectrum.
Craft Portion: Create a project that captures the dichotomy that is Zsadist. Sociopathic killer, or damaged sensitive soul? Choose your canvas and run with it…
Comment Portion: Do you see Z as the soulless killer, or the redeemable antihero? He certainly invokes varied emotions from those around him – what do you feel when you read his story? Compare what you know of him after Awakened to the Brother we first meet in Dark Lover. Expand on this as much as you choose.
For my project, I actually came up with an idea pretty quickly. No need to go to the BDB fan site or anything!
First off, Zsadist is scarred. Pretty badly. He thinks he looks horrifying. He had an absolutely tragic life from the time he was abducted as an infant. So, there are plenty of emotional scars too. But, as his story gets told, we find that there is good inside. Not just a little either, but a lot. Bella, his shellan, brings that out in him. So does Nala later on…
I wanted this card to be masculine of course so I went with some discontinued Basic Grey and 7 Gypsies paper. I wanted the phrase to have a couple of emotions in it. “Beauty” is done with the “Twilight” font (no! I’m not kidding!) from Inkadinkado. “is on…” is from Time Flies, and it has a rougher feel to it. I used a golden color as my inspiration because Zsadist’s eyes are that color. Oh, and all the ink is from Color Box.
I loved reading Zadist’s story. I think he went through Hell and managed to come back from it. The change in him from book 1 to his own is incredible. The other Brothers seemed to fear him in Dark Lover. Whereas in Lover Awakened, they are now able to accept him and care about him. I could really go on for hours on these books so instead, why not hop over to Beth’s blog to see what awesome project she came up with! Then it’s your turn!