A dark storm is on the horizon.... Return to Christine Feehan’s “steamy and dreamy” (Publishers Weekly) world of her New York Times best-selling Carpathian novels as roiling passions collide in a perfect storm of dangerous desire that only a precious few can hope to outrun....
Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in the Carpathian Mountains, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries.
But there are some things that never change.
His name is Mitro, the vampire Dax had hunted all these long centuries. Second in command to the prince of the Carpathian people he is the epitome of everything malevolent, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man - and beast. Even his friends and family weren’t safe from Mitro’s bloodlust. Neither was Mitro’s lifemate, Arabejila, an extraordinary woman with extraordinary gifts.
But now that Dax has re-emerged, so too has Mitro. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged. Between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun - one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendent of Arabejila, as the reward.
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Book 23: Danutdaxtan & Riley Parker, descendant of Arabejila, find each other and unite against the evil vampire Mitro Daratrazanoff(?!?). And where did I miss what relation he has to Gregori, Lucian, Gabriel, Darius & Desari? I really liked these two characters and want to know of the Prince's reaction to another woman who can heal the soil. And what about the way she healed Dax?!? Will Feehan develop these abilities in another story line? Dark Promises is out and I'm still waiting. Bergman & Ryan worked well for this narration.
The two narrator experience helps contrast the female and male main characters, and makes it more real-to-life and appealing.
When Riley and Dax consummate their relationship. It was more of a courtship process than the typical swoop-you-up, "you're mine", and bang! mating of other Carpathian stories.
Sadly, not so much. The Penguin Audio producers had each narrator read the total line when the character's Point of View was in play, resulting in a woman reading a deep male's voice, and vice versa. I wish they would have kept to the Brilliance Audio's production technique of having one or the other narrator during character POV, but when dialog appears, actually have the man or woman read the lines.
No, I usually do not. I like to listen while on commutes or doing household chores. That doesn't lend itself to listening for very long stretches.
I would have liked the production MUCH better had the Penguin Audio producers taken my suggestion for the narration. PLEASE pass that on for the next recording! Why bother having a two person narration when the wrong sex person reads dialog? Also, please verify with the author about Foreign Word Pronunciation: some of the words didn't seem quite correct.
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Is this storyline has just become very repetitive.
She's lost the thrill in the mystery and her writing.
All this scene our continued from one book to another it's time to end the series
Only if they want incredibly detailed sexual episodes.
I have always liked Christine Feehan. I haven't listened to one in a long time - so that may be the issue. I loved how the story started and was really thrilled till about 1/3 of the way through. Then as the 2 main characters become closer and closer (physically and emotionally), the steam just keeps rising. If you enjoy the details of the sexual exploits, you will love this one. If you like her stories, it is hard to get through the exploits this time to get to the story.
No. The author reused words and phrases too many times. The narrators tried, but it was too painful to listen.
Christine Feehan has been a fav for years. After reading and rereading all the previous "Dark" series, I was bitterly disappointed in this offering.
I just read a couple of books from this series while on vacation. Aside from the repeated backdrop of violence toward women, I enjoyed them. This one was a different story. Doubt, insecurity, & angst take up at least 1/3 of the story. I found myself saying "just get on with it' often & eventually having to fast forward because I couldn't take it anymore. I lost interest way before the end. Thus I am returning it. There are over 20 books in the series. I enjoy different characters being developed throughout a series. However, I think the author has drawn this well dry.
I find it hard to believe that others gave this one a good rating. I chose this book over others in the series because of that. Yecch.
Maybe older ones from this series - nothing newer.
It is not among the best of the Carpathian books. The story is only a so so and really doesn't flow like the other books.
No I wouldn't. The duel narrations is annoying . The story is longer than it really needs to be and is not all together that interesting.
I hope I don't have to.
Shorter story. Linking it a little closer to the Carpathians. And having someone else narrate the story.
Not worth the credit
Returning to the Carpathian world. Christine has woven so many different characters into an evolving storyline. It's nice to meet new characters and revisit older ones.
Loved the dragon
Loved the courtship ritual. It brought new hope for the Carpathians.
I had hard time with the female narrator. I did get used to her. Of all the narrators that have done Christine's books Phil is my favorite. But Erik does a great job too!!!!
The reading. I was having such a hard time with the reader that I couldn't focus on the story. My only thought was how bad the reading was.
No, only the ones doene in this format and done by this reader, Christine Ryan.
I am not a fan, first of all, by the format where the male performer reads the chapter where the male character is prominent and the female does the female chpters. It confuses the story when the voices for each character are different in each chapter. Ms Ryan's performance was so flat and monotone it was hard to follow.
I wasn't able to finish the book so I am unable to answer this.
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