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
I felt the writer showed the female of this book in a stupid light. Also portrayed her as helpless. I wasn't impressed. The readers slow reading made it even worse, I won't be reading more of this series.
Whether you enjoy paranormal literature or not, you should definitely give Christine Feehan a try (either read or listen). I was not a paranormal regular and have read or listened to every one of the series and eagerly await the next one.
The series introduces the Carpathian people and the stories are sensual, romantic and inspiring. The heroes are strong, extremely arrogant men; the women equally courageous - together they are invincible...almost.
Christine Feehan brings the reader/listener into a world of romance, honor, and loyalty spanning centuries and transcending borders. Give it a try - truly worth the time...
I read this book years ago and LOVED it. The narrator killed any pleasure I might have gotten from revisiting an old favorite. She does a decent job with Raven, the female lead character, but I was starting to seriously dread every time Mikhael spoke. The overly drawn out channeling of Count Dracula (minus the accent) was nothing short of painful, and unfortunately I couldn't discern this from the sample. If I didn't know there were better narrators out there, or worse, if I didn't know I could return the book, I'd go back to listening to iTunes when I travel and never risk subjecting myself to this again.
Someone whose idea of "old world" didn't lead me to believe there was an implied "muuuuaahhhHHaha!" at the end of every utterance from the hero.
I do love the book...I hated the narrator!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I loved Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series so thought her Dark series would be good to. Unfortunately i was wrong. This book was so repetitive and boring. I couldn't get past the first few chapters. Disappointing.
Sometimes I pick up a book, strictly because the cover intrigues me. This is one of those. It also helped that I have always been a vampire aficionado, but I get frustrated with the same old story told over and over and over. This is one that drew me in because it is set against a more historical origin of the vampires myths than the Bram Stoker rendition. Cast on the backdrop of the Carpathian mountains -- I really enjoyed the story. And yes, the characters are a little shallower than I like. (Or maybe stereo typical is a better term). But that was easily overlooked since it was the story line that captivated me with this one.
Abby Craden does a great job of reading this one, which added to the enjoyment of the book. There is something about the cadence of her voice that really makes this book -- and turns it into one of those books that I think would be better to listen to than to read.
I would not recommend buying the audibles version. The book yes.
I have to say that I was so annoyed by the Narrators voice that I couldn't pay attention to the story.
She speaks like William Shatner on Star Trek.
A different narrator!
I have always enjoyed a good vampire story. And to read this book in print, it is NO exception......but........the reader makes Raven a simpering, whiny female. It is hard to believe that she helped hunt vicious serial killers, using psychic ability.
This book was the first PR book I ever listened too, and now I am hooked. Listened to it in two days. Worth the credit.
Really the whole novel could have been a short story...and even then, not a very good one.
The story is shallow and desperate and endlessly repetitive. None of the characters are relatable or even particularly likable. Further, there is NO humor at all. This story takes itself WAY too seriously. For the record, I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to slutty vampire books. I'll read (or listen to) pretty much anything in the genre but I cannot even make myself finish this one. Really, find something else. This one is a total waste of a credit and your time.
The narrator speaks VERY slowly and the dialogue is breathless, and urgent...all of it, not just the times when you think it should be. Everything the girl character says is just waaay over the top. Uber annoying.
Um...pretty much like every third scene and about 80% of the endless and lame sex scenes. It just goes on and on and its always the same. Outside of the steamy bits, the scenes propel the story at a snails pace making it virtually impossible to become invested or engaged in the story.
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