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Prolific Feehan (Dark Melody, etc.) continues her supernatural Dark series with this 13th installment, the first to feature a female Carpathian. Though Carpathians roam the streets at night and gain strength from feeding on blood, they only kill evildoers and vampires. Transformed into a night creature when she was a child, Destiny is unlike any of Feehan's previous heroines. Her physical strength is equal to that of her Carpathian counterpart, Nicolae Von Shrieder, but she's horrified by what she is and haunted by memories of her parents' brutal murder. Nicolae merged his mind with hers when she was first transformed, and through their mental connection, he taught her how to survive. Now Nicolae must find Destiny and make her his lifemate, or he will succumb to darkness and become a vampire. Feehan's protagonists and prose can be overwrought ("His body was hard and full, aching for her.... and deep within, the crouching beast lifted its head and roared for release"), and inconsistencies litter the text (Destiny can supposedly read Nicolae's mind, but it takes her eons to trust him and stop threatening to kill him). However, the story has sufficient sensuality to keep readers sated, and fans should appreciate Feehan's unusual pairing of two Carpathians.
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Destiny saw her family slain by a vampire, who then raped her and turned her into one of the undead. But through a telepathic link with Nicolae, a member of the Carpathians, who hunt vampires, she survives, and becomes fond of her Seattle neighbors. Then, as she drags Mary Ann, a woman who rescues battered women, into a church to save her from a vampire, Destiny discovers that she herself is not a vampire because she can enter holy ground and see herself in a mirror. Nicolae, who has been seeking his life mate for centuries, finally finds her, and together they fight to save the neighborhood from evil both vampiric and human. This out-of-the-ordinary romance is deeply sensuous with exquisitely detailed lovemaking and equally vivid paranormal battle scenes involving shape-shifting, running up walls, heaving fireballs, and dragons erupting from the earth. Although this is part of Feehan's popular Dark series, it's quite accessible to readers new to the world of the Carpathians. Diana Tixier Herald
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havent read the book as of yet, waiting for the complete series - did enjoy the quick service and confition of the bookPublished on July 7 2013 by Tina Limosani
When i read the first chapter of this book i cant put it down until i finished the whole story. Chistine Feehan is a good author im a fan of her. Read morePublished on May 4 2011 by lady_luv10
Ok I am have really enjoyed the Dark Series so far, but Christine is getting way too bogged down with the history of the Carpathians. Read morePublished on July 23 2004 by Laura Landry
I enjoy reading books that start off as a series and going forward with a long drawn out ending forcing the reader to go from book to book to see how things turn out for the... Read morePublished on July 22 2004 by Melanie Sheehan
This is probably one of the best books I've come across in a long time. The only other two that knocked my socks off were "Shadow Divers" and "The Bark of the... Read morePublished on July 21 2004 by Seliem Mcfadder
As someone who has been abused as a child this book was both amazing and compelling in it's portrayal of true triumph over evil. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Sheila Clover
I have read every one of Christine Feehans books and by far this was the most boring. It took me days to read, its one I could put down and take my time getting back to the story. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Kindle Customer
I have read all of the "Dark" books and I love them all. The carpathian men are what every woman dreams of. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Amazon Customer