They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light....
The stranger silently summoned her from across the continents, across the seas, whispering of eternal torment, of endless hunger... of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish, sense his haunting aloneness.
Drawn to the far Carpathian Mountains, Shea found a ravaged, raging man, a being like no other. And she trembled. For in his burning eyes she recognized the beloved stranger who'd already become part of her.
But was she to be his healer... or his prey?
©1999 Christine Feehan (P)2012 HarperColilns Publishers
The plot continues on from the Dark Prince. The Carpathian world gets bigger and more questions are answered.
When Gregori and the prince come to help the second time. The dialogue is great.
It really made me laugh to hear the byplay between the males.
Just a great read. All questions get answered and the story line is set for the next book. I like this narrator.
love audio books - Anglophile
I liked this narrator much better. She especially does a good job with the male voices. It's just a better dramatic reading. I've listened to all the books in this series, and I hope some of the other earlier books are rereleased with a different narrator.
This is one of those series that I originally started mainly because of the dark overtones that is appeared to have. When it comes to vampire lore I love the more non-traditional version, grounded in more the history than the myth - but still with the dark and mysterious feel. So far this series has proven to be just that.
Grounded in the origins of the vampire legends -- namely the Carpathian mountains and the original asserted origins of vampires in general -- this book and series does a great job of incorporating the two.
Jacque, however, isn't quite as strong a character as his brother, Mikhil. And the story line, or at least the way this one was built, doesn't help that feel. The inability of the main character to have no memory of his life, or how his fractured mind got to be that way, made it hard to really connect with him as a character.
Shay was, however, a more well rounded character than Raven (Dark Prince). She is more grounded in medicine and science -- which makes it a more interesting approach to the concept of science confronting myth and fiction.
Overall -- the story was ok -- but it became a little burdensome by the end. It just started to feel exactly like the first one -- but much more removed from the historical references -- and more anchored in the romance. But I do enjoy the darker nature of the romance, and the Gothic feel overall.
The ending a little cliche. The vampire was one that was interesting -- and it could have been figured out if you were familiar with the story line of the first in the series. Also, there was simply a feeling that too many story threads just weren't quite pulled together.
I didn't really have a favorite in this one. Although the dark nature of Jacque is very intriguing. Her rendering of most of the characters is along a mysterious vein -- and she does a good job of capturing and entrancing the reader.
Knowing the characters did not know what everyone else knew, one loss of memory, one unknown
As always Gregory stops by, then Jacque, Gregory could have his own series
All of them easily detailed and understood (fav narrator)
Can not choose just one
I wish there was a male and female narrator to perform the parts
Let me start with what I didn't like.I thought that the narrator at some points was a little whiny. However overall I thought you did an excellent job. About the book. I thought it was great. I'm continuing to enjoy the series. I'm picking up the next book in line and learning more about the Carpathians.
This book was truly n excellent read. Jack and Shay were excellent characters that had truly been through a lot. Abby did an excellent job narrating this book. It was almost like listening to 2 people. I wish she would narrate the rest of the series. Another great story from Christine Feehan.
This was a very good book but really went into too much details and I found my self saying "hurry up already". It was slower paced than the first book. Still an excellent book but just not as captivating as the first book.
The most interesting was how Shea's surgeon abilities were amplified by her Carpathian abilities. It was interesting how the traits could be turned to a surgeons advantage.
The least interesting was all the details about the jerks that were behind the killing of the Carpathians. Wasn't very interesting at all.
I like Abby better than the narrator of the first book in the series. Abby does a much better job with the voices and doesn't have that whiny little girl voice that Raven had in the last book.
This book was ok - didn't make me laugh or cry but still a good book.
Better than the first book this one drew me in
I can think of no other book to compare this apart from the first int the series.
I don't think I would have change anything
Gregorie's imput into the story for him to find his life mate
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