Dominic, of the Dragonseeker lineage - one of the most powerful of the Carpathian lines - is desperate to go to the very heart of the enemy camp and learn their plans. There’s only one way to do so: ingest the parasitic blood of a vampire. He knows that it is a mission from which there is no return. With little time before the blood takes effect, he’ll get the information he needs, relay it to the leader of the Carpathians, and go out fighting. There is no more honorable way to end his life.
Solange Sangria is one of the last of the jaguar people, a royal pureblood, a dying species that cannot recover from bad decisions made over hundreds of years. She has long been alone, fighting to save the remaining shapeshifters from the hands of Brodrick the Terrible: her own father, who slaughtered her family and everyone she loved. Wounded and weary, she plans one last battle, hoping to stop the man who has made an alliance with the vampires, accepting that she will not come out alive.
They are two warriors who have lived their lives alone. Now, at the end of their time, they find each other - an obstacle neither saw coming, and which neither can hope to ignore.
©2010 Christine Feehan (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
For those of you familliar and unfamillar with feehan's dark series, this book is 1 of the better books from the series. I enjoyed the last few books, but this one had me walking around with my earphones in for a full day! I truly enjoyed the male/female narration. We have a new female narrator this time (AND SHE ROCKS!). Phil Gigante continues as the male narrator and he is AWESOME! Between the two, they really make you feel the innerworkings of the story and their relationship. We don't revisit any other characters, but references are made, etc. We also have a HUGE discovery at the end that will surely make future stories even more magical! Thanks Christine for continually making this series better!
Great listen. After meeting Solange in Dark Possession, hearing this story was a total shock and surprise to me. She is nothing like what i expected, but it is so right!!! She is a woman through and through and she was just so funny to me. A must read for any Dark Series fan.
Worth my credit!!!!! I waited a year for this book to come out and it was worth the wait!!! I love all of Christine's books, but this one was one of my favorites.
Christine Feehan again delights me with her wit and imagination. For those unfamiliar with her writing, this is definitely a romance novel. I wouldn't go so far as a previous reviewer in calling it pornographic, but it definitely has great sex scenes (as one might expect with a romance novel).
I absolutely love CF's novels. My favorites being the Dark Series and the Ghost Walker series. She's an amazing writer and her stories are well told.
I have always loved Christine Feehan's books, some more than others. This story of Dominic and Solange has to be one of the more recent favorites. I love the stories of the Jaguar people and knowing how Solange felt about men in prior books, I was anxious to see how she would have her story unfold. I think it is a great story, more romantic even than some in the past. And I LOVE the way Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante read for this book. I think it very interesting how they use the voice modulator to differentiate the mind to mind talk as apposed to the speaking out loud. Mr. Gigante does a wonderful job with the Carpathian language, where a lot of readers probably wouldn't even attempt it. Bravo.......I hope that they are used for more books in the future. Their voices compliment each other perfectly!!! In my opinion..........
I could barely put the book down. Once the story got started, I was completely hooked. During lunch, I found myself running out to the car to listen to the book. Of course, the ending was great! Truly another Dark Series success.
I've been a fan of the Dark Series for a couple of years now, and I've read every book. I know they aren't great literature, but they *are* one of my favorite guilty pleasures -- and they're very well done for the genre. I wasn't entirely sure how I'd like them on audiobook, but I was very pleasantly surprised! Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross do a superb job with the narration and the dialogue -- and Gigante has that deep, sexy voice that is very much like I'd imagine a Carpathian would speak.
I've listened to two other audio versions of Dark Series books, and they weren't bad but not nearly as well read/acted as this one. I'd love to hear Gigante read "The Dark Prince."
This is just personal preference, but I think all of these books should be read by a male/female pair -- and preferably one as talented as these two. Because the characters are such strong masculine and feminine archetypes (in some ways), it seems especially discordant to have male roles read by women, and vice versa.
Another great book from Christine Feehan! Absolutly loved the fact it was narrated by a man and woman. It added so much to the story I'm goning to look for more audible books in this format. Can't go wrong with this one.
This was an interesting novel. I was surprised with the twist of the romance story. I wonder if all vampire stories are love/romantic stories. The two narrator concept was excellent.
My first intro to C. Feehan's world was wonderful. I really enjoyed the vivid characters, the creative ways she made the known new, steamy steamy scenes, and lastly the way she described the forest. My only regret is that the novel wasn't long enough. She was longer on things that were minute but not long enough in others that really would have enhanced the storyline. I would say she could have easily added another 15 hours if not more.
Can't give 5 stars because that is only reserved for Gabaldon! :)
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