Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion.
A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home.
Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness - until the day that a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.
From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers - Carpathian and human - build a future together? And how can Mikhail bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?
©2011 Christine Feehan (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
What is not to love in this masterpiece work of Art? I read this book a long time ago. I am a big fan of the series until it became flat. This is the first book in the series, and I was wowed by the plot, especially it's uniqueness. Mikhail and Raven are perfect together. The action started innocuous enough until it reached a crescendo. I love the diction, the theme, the humor and best of all the depth Christine Feehan gave to the hero and heroine. When you read some of the trashy books out there these days, it is good to appreciate a work well done and well written like this.
I think Mikhail. He is sex wrapped in a likeable character.
The scene where Raven was rescued from dying by Mikhail, Gregory and Co.
When Raven was kidnapped by that evil vampire. Mikhail, warrior that he is fell completely apart. Touching.
Need more in depth story line.
Stop trying to do voices that you cannot! Just read please.
No it does not get any better as it progresses.
The book was okay but did not hold my attention. The biggest issue was the voice of the woman who performed the book. It actually was a voice that grated on me and I could not believe they used such a poor narrator for the part she was reading.
It was an okay ending.
Wrong person for the book, I think
It needs a lot of work if they do a follow-up. It is not a cliff hanger and quite predictable.
No not really
I had read the entire series. This time I'm listening. Loved it. The narrator really made this story come alive. I'm on the the next.
This was a very good story I would say it is worth a credit at parts it was a little slow going sometimes a bit repetitive but it is a new twist on the vamp tails and stories. But as I said it is a long audio but I believe the reason it is so long is because it is a little bit repetitive at some points they just kept reiterating the same information again and again and just new ways which irritated me a little bit and the heroin though she is supposed to be strong and yet at the same time it independent woman at sometimes was downright whiny and that was annoying. But I did enjoy the overall story and the narrator was great and her reading so I do find the series interesting I do find it well worth the credit and I would continue the series.
Someone recommended this book to me after I finished the Dark hunter series. this was a great book. I'm really glad I read it. I really liked ravens character, and I thought that Christine for him to do great job of showing Carol's difficulty adjusting to having the woman he thought for herself.
I honestly wish I could get my money/credit back for this book. It was confusing, scrambled, and just generally ALL OVER the place. It jumped into the plot with no build up, suddenly this girl that hates contact is over dramatically driven to contact and be with this strange man, the drama was off. I was just overall displeased with this book. I won't be buying any more of the series. I spent most of the story rolling my eyes.
The odd plot. The over use of the word "males", "females", and "our people"
Less whining when in the girl role.
The reader's interpretation of the character's made them weak and whiny;it was distracting to the storyline. Christine writes very strong female and male leads not desperate ones. I had heard great things about this series but now I guess I will read them on my Kindle.
no, complete waste of time. it starts off randomly with absolutely NO character development or detailed back story, just way to predictable and boring. sad that there 20+ books in this series...I hope the get better, but I won't waste a credit to find out :(
neither but the narration was very good
"Louis, Louis, Louis... Still whining, Louis..."
The story was ok, but then I was expecting that because I've read the paperback version of this book. By ok, I mean that it's not going to win any awards but it was entertaining, and I went on to ready the rest of the series.
What put me off is the way the heroine whines and simpers her way through every interaction. It grates on the ears and ruins any lingering notion that she is actually an independently functioning human adult. I couldn't even enjoy the saucy scenes because of it.
"Dark Prince authors cut"
I loved this book so much I ordered the next 4 books. I love how the characters blend with each other and learn to adjust to each others differences both species, beliefs, Social, how the Carpathian species who are used to being dominant in a relationship learn that the Female of the species are just as stubborn. It is good to watch them resolve their issues or compromise. I have read hundreds of books in this genre' each author beliefs are different however' they nearly all believe that if our human species suddenly became aware of another species . Our first reaction would be to destroy it. We fear what we don't understand either because we can't control the new species or for our own selfish reasons.
Mikial finds our human species cruel, destructive and selfish however like the humans he judges from his own moral code and beliefs and Raven is the same however they learn that despite their differences they can gain more than they lose by learning to adapt to each others beliefs. They also have to deal with the world around them the Fanatics whose only aim is the destruction of any species they feel may have more than them or become more
powerful. Their fears are based on greed, religious fanaticism, hatred of anyone who they deem to be different. since reading this series I have gone on to the next and so on I love the fact that you go on to see some of the other characters find their True mates. the stories have everything love hate anger sex healing paranormal basically everything you want from a book and more keep it up Christine K.
I've read a few of her books but confess that I tried 5 times to get into this and found myself more and more annoyed each time. The girl Raven drove me nuts, she has less spine than Bella Swan who at least had the idea of what was going on, but not this one. Sadley I have consigned this book to the back bedroom shelf to gather dust!
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