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Dark Prince Hardcover – Large Print, Jun 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 467 pages
  • Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc; Lrg edition (June 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587247046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587247040
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,347,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

About the Author

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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3.4 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a reader on 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 By Chele B Review on 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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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.

The book was VERY wordy (tons of boring descriptions) and actually really repetitive (I thought maybe someone moved my bookmark because I could have swore that I had read this passage...once, twice or maybe even three times before).

Most of the characters I found to be very dull. The inconsistencies with Raven's actions and way of thinking bothered me quite a bit. Also parts of the story was rather inconsistent as well (the amount of power the Carpathians possessed as well as why they would logically fear any of the things that threatened them were a little unbelievable).

Also many of the events in the story I thought were completely unnecessary...and just there to try to make the story move forward...but really failed to do so.

The one thing I can say I thought was the saving point of the novel was the character Gregori... he was the single most interesting thing written in the entire book.

Lastly...this edition of the novel also featured the short story "Dark Descent"...which I found was slightly better the Dark Prince...only because it was MUCH shorter and pretty much managed to get through the same amount of story as Dark Prince.
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By A Customer on April 9 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read "Dark Prince" over one year ago and liked the entire premise. However, you knew it was Ms. Feehan's first foray into writing, as it was stilted, choppy and certain words and phrases such as "creamy" (cringe)kept popping up. (She needs a thesaurus). However, for some reason, I did like it. Since this first novel was published in 1999, I started looking for the sequels to this book in the hope that Ms. Feehan's craft would improve, as she kept on. It has - but unfortunately, the formula is now getting stale and old. The heroines are all the same (weak, childish, and insipid). I would love to see a woman who is strong - both emotionally and somewhat physically; someone who could take care of herself to some degree. I recently purchased "Wild Rain" (not a Dark Series book) and couldn't finish it, because it's always the same. The woman in the book just can't seem to figure out what's going on, even when it bites her in the ---. I will go ahead and buy the next Dark Series book in the hope that the series will get better. I wish Ms. Feehan would take the time to develop her characters,instead of trying to put out the most quantity in a year's time. (I believe she has five publications due out in 2004). I would love it if she wrote one really great book a year instead of five mediocre stories that are all just repeats of the five she wrote the year before. I believe she has the talent to do so.
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