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Dark Prince [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Christine Feehan , Christine Feehan
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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June 2004 Wheeler Large Print Book Series
Carpathians are an immortal race of beings with animal instincts. Every Carpathian male is drawn to his life mate: a Carpathian or human female able to provide the light to his darkness. Without her, the beast within slowly consumes the man until turning vampire is the only option.' Raven Whitney is a psychic who has used her gift to help the police track down a serial killer. Now she is determined to escape the glare of recent publicity for the peace and quiet of the Carpathian Mountains. Prince Mikhail Dubrinsky is the leader of his people but, as his ancient Carpathian race grows ever closer to extinction, he is close to giving in to the heavy weight of loneliness and despair. From the moment their minds touch, Raven and Mikhail form a connection. But there are those who incorrectly view all Carpathians as vampires, and are determined to give their extinction a helping hand.
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Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels...' (Publishers Weekly) satisfying action adventure romance ... Love and danger are a winning combination in Feehan's latest (Booklist) The exciting and multifaceted world that impressive author Christine Feehan has created continues to improve with age (Romantic Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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No.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Christine Feehan has received numerous honours including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA and receiving a Career Achievement Award from ROMANTIC TIMES. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dark Prince / Dark Descent April 16 2005
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am an avid reader of all of Christine Feehan's books, I just love her "Dark" series and have kept all of them instead of "recycling". This is where my problem lies with the low rating, not because I didn't enjoy it. but because I had to buy a book I already own to read the new short story Dark Descent (which I did enjoy, by the way). I just want to say, that I hope this ruse of adding a "special bonus short story" to sell an already published book to get the reader to buy it again is a bad mistake. I did buy it this time, but once more, and I may just refuse to buy any more of her books (much to my chagrine, because she has some excellent new series coming out). I know you probably will not publish this, but I had to let my opinion by known, and this is the only place I could think of. Please let Christine and her publisher know that this is a very bad idea!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I don't even like romance novels, & I liked it! Dec 12 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Let me just start by saying I HATE romance novels with a passion (pun intended), but decided to give this one a try since I like the vampire genre. I like this book, and coming from me, that is saying a lot!
What I didn't like: This book still has the stigma of romance novel cheesiness, although it is not as prounced in this story as in some. Using words like "sheath" and "member" to describe body parts - that just sounds stupid to me. The author is especially fond of the words "satiny," "silky," and "velvety," and she uses them on every other page, which gets old fast. Another thing I didn't like, but can't really fault the author for because her fans probably want and expect it, is the multitude of sex scenes that became repetitive and didn't really move the story along.
What I did like: Carpathians are hot. They are handsome, powerful, and when they find their life mate, they are physically and emotionally incapable of cheating on their woman. This is very much a woman's fantasy and done in a sensual way that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's also told mainly from a woman's point of view, which I also like. The story was good, and there was enough mystery, excitement, and surprise twists to keep my interest throughout.
I will definitely read the next book in the series, and I recommend this book as it is well written for its genre. If you want to read a supernatural book that has romance in it without the cheesiness and tells the story from a female perspective, I also highly recommend Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (vampires) or Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (werewolves).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Good I Had To Read It Again March 28 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
At this time, I have just read Dark Symphony (No. 9 in the Dark series)--I loved every page. And, as you can see, I wrote the review below almost 2 years ago. I just wanted to remind readers where the Carpathian legacy began and what a great book this really is to read.

Some readers will tell you that the characters fell in love too quickly; that there was no climatic "tug-of-war" of the heart. However, I believe that when you find true love, you'll know it immediately, and grab on to it with both hands, body, heart, and soul. (I knew my husband all of two months before we married--we just celebrated year number 14--and we are more than in love, we are friends, partners, and parents). For this reason, I can relate to the immediate chemistry between Mikhail and Raven.
During these times of wars and rumors of wars, I will forever keep this book on hand to reread again and again on those days and nights when I need a reminder that the simple love between a man and a woman is the reason our existence continues; even as bombs are bursting, towers are falling, and mankind's hatred seeks to destroy anyone who is of a different race, religion, gender, sexual preference...
So far I have reread Dark Prince and Dark Gold*****
An ingenious novel that takes romance to a new realm,
August 2, 2001
Reviewer: Michele Bowie (see more about me) from Marietta, GA United States
A good romance novel is an interesting read. An excellent one touches your heart. However, a masterpiece is truly an unforgettable piece of art that will be forever etched in nostalgia like the Beetles, Woodstock, The Wizard of Oz...and anything written by the late Barbara Courtland. For me, Dark Prince is such a novel.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read! April 28 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
From the back of the book...
He came to her in the night, a preadtor-strength and power chiseled his features. The seduction was deep and elemental; he affected her soul. His need. His darkness. His terrible haunting loneliness. Her senses aroused, she craved the dangerous force of his body. Burned for him. And he had only touched her with his mind.
She came to him at dawn, his bleakest hour. As the beast raged inside him, threating to consume him, he vented his centuries-old despair in an anguished cry that filled the waning night. And she answered, a ray of light, piercing his darknss. A beautiful angel. Her compassion, courage, and innocence awakened in him an exquisite longing and tenderness. He knew he must posses her, for only she could tame his savage side and lift the dark shadow from his soul. Apart they were desolate, berefit. Intertwined physically and spiritually, they could heal one another and experince an eternity of nights filled with love.
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2.0 out of 5 stars wordy...and the story?
I know fans of Chrstine Feehan will shoot me for not absolutely loving Dark Prince...but I just plain didn't see much to love. Read more
Published on June 17 2009 by Trang T. Ly
5.0 out of 5 stars One One of The Best Ever
I realize I am slow in coming to the folds, but I picked up my first Christine Feehan novel, DARK PRINCE, yesterday and could not put it down. Read more
Published on April 13 2004 by Kally Jo Surbeck
3.0 out of 5 stars a nice debut
I first read "Dark Prince" over one year ago and liked the entire premise. However, you knew it was Ms. Read more
Published on April 10 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't understand why this book appeals to me, but...
This was the first romance novel I ever read. I finished it and thought it was one of the worst books I ever read. Then I promptly picked it up and read it again. Read more
Published on March 15 2004 by Romance Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT the average "romance," sooo much better.
I am not one for the traditional romance novel nor have I read one. However, I feel this book is breathtaking. Read more
Published on March 12 2004 by Chelle
2.0 out of 5 stars A heroine so pure it makes one sick!
While I liked the setting and the male charcters in this book, the female - Raven - is like Snow White to the tenth power. Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2004 by Holly Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Scream and Squirm
I fell completely in love with the Carpathian men. They are dark, aggressive, very wild and animal like, more primal than anything..... possessive and utterly wonderful. Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2003 by Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars A different kind of romance
Most romance novels follow a general formula, and even paranormals are no exceptions. Ms. Feehan's Carpathians, however, add certain elements that captivate the reader and give the... Read more
Published on Nov. 17 2003 by Chalice
1.0 out of 5 stars You couldn't pay me to read it again
The plot meanders all over. The dialogue is stilted. The heroine is pretty stupid. The romantic bits are mostly of the form, "I love you... quick let's have sex. Read more
Published on Nov. 10 2003 by Tracy L. Benton
1.0 out of 5 stars I was so glad when it was over
The heroine is stupid. She can't figure out he's a vampire. Anything he tells her to do for her own safety, she doesn't do because she's "an independent American woman. Read more
Published on Nov. 4 2003 by Tracy L. Benton
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