Tag Archives: Dark series

REVIEW: Dark Predator – A Dark series novel #22 by Christine Feehan

As most of my friends and family know, Christine Feehan is my favorite author.  The Dark series, is my favorite series, followed by the Leopard series.

I have been looking forward to this book ever since Feehan’s site posted it as an upcoming release.

With that said, I was somewhat disappointed.  Total bummer.

Zacarias, the oldest of the De La Cruz brothers, sets out to accept the sun’s destruction.  He can no longer handle the dreary gray existence and tells his brother that he will seek death in honor rather than turning into the undead and being hunted by the very people he once loved.

Marguarita finds Zacarias on the ground burning, the sun claiming his life.  Unable to allow him to die, she is driven by a force so strong.  She must save his life.  This man must live.  Below is his response 🙂

For the first time in the long centuries a deep-seated rage coiled in his belly and smoldered there, that someone dared defy his direct order.  She had no right.  She knew better.  No one ever defied him-certainly not a human, and definitely not a woman.

You will suffer as no one else has ever suffered for your disobedience, he promised, thrusting the words into her brain.

Unlike the majority of the Dark series novels, Marguarita accepts Zacarias’ dominance and vows to be in his service, to please him .. whatever it takes.  The relationship is interesting to say the least.  Unlike the other books, if her presence in his mind is lost, if she builds those barriers to throw him out of her mind, he is tossed back into his dangerous gray world, once again a dark predator.

The bad guy of this book is one of the Malinov brothers, Ruslan.  Once Zacarias’ best friend, Ruslan has sought out to destroy him or bring him over to their undead ranks.  Of course, Zacarias will have no part in their plan as he is a Carpathian hunter with honor.

Zacarias had seen his share of rotting corpses, but nothing equaled Ruslan Malinov.  Flesh peeled off of him.  Worms crawled through gaping holes in his flesh.  His mouth was more of a gaping hole, without lips, his eyes sunken.  Every living thing shrunk from him, grass withering, ferns and moss going muddy brown.  Even the insects scurried away.  Only the black flies persisted, feasting on the rotting flesh and depositing as many eggs as possible in the blackened organs.

I have been looking forward to the “Zacarias book” for many books now.  There was always this huge build up, awaiting what would finally save Zacarias and whatever battles he must fight in order to be with the woman that brings light and colors to his life.

None of that happened.  This book had few struggles and fewer battle scenes.  Although the attraction between Marguarita and Zacarias was intense, it will never compare to those before him.

Line of the book:

I see you.  All of you.

I will however, recommend this book to ADULTS only.  This is the 22 installment in the Dark series and a MUST read for everyone reading these books.

Semi strong sexual (as brief as it was) content, moderate to severe (though short) violence.  I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.

Book of the day … Dark Predator – A Dark series novel # 22 by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is my FAVORITE author!  This is also my top favorite series out of everything I have ever read.

With that said .. HELLOOOOOO DARK PREDATOR WOO HOOO!!

Christine Feehan delivers the most   startling novel yet in her “must-read” series (Night Owl Romance) as an immortal male   comes to the end of a long and violent journey—only to reach a far more   dangerous and inescapable threat…

As brutal as the undead he hunted, Zacarias De La Cruz   was a master executioner. Over the long, dark centuries, he plunged into so many   battles they blurred into an endless lifetime of evil that hardened the soul of   this merciless, ruthless and implacable dark predator.

Now his stark and savage journey is over. After a   thousand years in a gray world, he has accomplished everything he set out to do.   His brothers are safeguarded. Each has found a woman who completes them. And   they are at peace. For his brothers, Zacarias has walked the edge of madness, but with centuries   as a killing machine now left to the past and without a hunt to define him,   Zacarias wonders, for the first time in his life, who he really   is.

The answer awaits him back home in Peru , in the betrayal of a woman who   is readying her trap, in the vengeance of an old enemy, in the inevitable   consequences of a bloody family legacy, and in the deliverance of a lifemate he   never could have imagined.    Continue reading

REVIEW: Dark Prince – A Carpathian series novel #1 by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan was bold and daring when she created the Dark series.

Published in 1999, Dark Prince won several awards, including Best New Author for Paranormal Romance and Best Shape-shifter.  Christine Feehan brought to life a world of never-ending twists and dramatic and breath-holding moments that will leave you pushing all of those wonderful chores aside until you have finished the book!

The Dark series is centered around an immortal species, the Carpathians.  Shapeshifting, magic throbbing, heartbreaking characters that will undoubtedly push adrenaline through your veins and never leave you wanting.

The Carpathians are a dying race.  The men, filled with darkness and loneliness, forever enduring the lack of colors, the lack of emotion that ceases after a few hundred years of existence.  Without the light to their darkness, the lifemate that is the other half of their souls, they walk the earth alone.  The only thing that holds them to this world is honor.  Honor above all demands them to continue, to not seek the rush of the kill, the one small moment that would allow them to feel.  To force them into eternal damnation, a vampire.

The Dark Prince is an incredible book that is filled with exceptionally brilliant characters.  Characters that rip through your body and hold you on edge.

Mikhail Dubrinsky, Prince of Carpathians, has server his people for centuries.  Never failing in his duties, he continues his search for answers to the most crucial problem of all.  The survival of their species.  Their women are few.  Those who can carry their unborn child to full term, are left mourning.  Many of the children are male and even those die within the first year.  The last female child to survive was five hundred years ago.  Without their women, without lifemates to the men that endure several lifetimes of hopeless searching, more of the Carpathian men turn to darkness.  Becoming vampires, the very thing that honorable Carpathians hunted.

One the brink of surrendering himself to the sun, to destroy himself, he mourns the failures.  He was unable to help his people.  He could no longer bear to remain alone.  Thoughts rumbled through his mind, thoughts of anguish, of hunger, of defeat.  As if an angel was sent to him, Raven Whitney, a powerful psychic that uses her talents to hun serial killers, linked with him, touched his mind.  She whispered words of encouragement, words that brough emotions rumbling through his body.  He found her at last.  His lifemate.  Colors returned, and dark lust boiled over his body as emotions slammed him like a punch to the gut.

Bring a strong-minded woman, Raven stood her ground against the sexiest man she had ever seen.  Forcing the extremely dominant male to endure her stubbornness, her unending struggle to remain who she is, to keep her own identity.  Battling with uneasy feelings, doubts that she was being possessed by a dangerous man, she forced herself to trust him.  To let him touch her as no other man had done before.

This book and the relationships within it are unimaginably sexual.  The intense physical attraction between Mikhail and Raven are body shattering.  The sexual pull between them will leave you panting and I would hope, leave your significant other with a better chance of getting lucky!  ha!

Dark Prince is filled with battles within the Carpathian infrastructure.  Several incredibly dangerous outside forces stalked them, hunted them for the evil creatures they were perceived as.

Fanatics, a group of killers would not stop until the leader of the vampires was destroyed.  The Carpathians combined their strengths, fighting against the mystery behind the attacks.  All along, Mikhail struggled to continue his hold on Raven.  Concerned that he would lose her, to be alone again.

The progression, the growth of the characters is astounding!

This book is an excellent read!  I advise anyone who loves paranormal romance books, shapeshifters or vampires to read this series.  I do not recommend this book to young readers.  You will most definitely not be disappointed!