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The new Carpathian audiobook from the number one New York Times best-selling "queen of paranormal romance" (J. R. Ward).

The victim of a terrible vampire experiment, Emeline Sanchez fears she will never be free of their taint. But can an ancient Carpathian heal her heart, body, and soul, or will she always be caught between the vampire and Carpathian worlds?

©2017 Christine Feehan (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Great audiobook

While I enjoy the ongoing storyline of the Dark series, it has become so fantastical that it feels far off from the beginning books within the series. There is more description and feelings for each little thing that a reader can tell it is filler to make a longer book. I'm usually not one to complain about that, yet the last few books seem to be all that and little substance. If I was reading the book I would have skipped chapters that felt unnecessary. As it was listening to it, I got sidetracked several times which is beyond abnormal for me. I usually get so engrossed into an audiobook that when I drive I seldom remember driving from A to B, all I remember is the chapters it took to get there. I hope the next book doesn't have the endless descriptions and repetitivness (is that a word?) that these last few in the series have had.

The narrator was great as usual.

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Very good story/addition to the series :D

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This was a very good story and addition to the series. I liked both Emeline & Dragomir very much and was happy with their story.

Emeline is a woman with psychic abilities, one of which is prophetic dreams. She grew up and is BFFs with Blaze (the heroine from book # 23.5, Dark Crime). Emeline was captured by some vampires while she and Blaze were trying to save some young children. Emeline went through hell and came out of it with issues but she felt so tainted that she refused to let anyone near her most of the time, even to help.

Dragomir is an ancient in the race of Carpathians. Carpathians are born vampires with other abilities like shape shifting (to any form, even mist), magic spells and psychic powers. The males of the Carpathians have a darkness in them and if they don't find their lifemates, they can lose their souls and become evil. Dragomir used to live in a hidden monastery that's filled with ancient Carpathians that are too far gone to hunt the vampires any more but don't wish to meet the dawn. Renewed hope of finding his lifemate prompted Dragomir to reemerge back into the world.

Dragomir was in the area and got called in to help when a master vampire started threatening the local hunters, their lifemates and some children the Carpathians had saved. The compound everyone is staying on should be safe but the master vampire is being much more tenacious then normal, insisting on sticking around and continuing to cause trouble with his minions rather than tuck tail and run as is normal for their kind. Emeline was given a house to use on the compound and stays there all the time, refusing to see just about everyone except the children she helped rescue. Emeline has seen Dragomir in some of her dreams but she sees what she believes is his death while trying to save her so she tries to avoid his notice.

When Dragomir does finally meet Emeline, it's in the middle of an attack and his sudden return of emotions and colors certainly hinders his normal fighting abilities (at least for a bit). Regardless, Dragomir is able to hold off the attack with some help and ends up finding his lifemate in Emeline. Unfortunately, the vampire that tainted Emeline can talk to her in her head and she's been under constant emotional abuse for weeks (as well as physical pain) and because of her state of mind, she doesn't believe Dragomir when he tells her that she's his lifemate. Emeline did have reasons to fear being completely open about what was done to her but Dragomir is completely supportive and does whatever is needed to keep her happy while convincing her that they're lifemates...which does eventually happen. Dragomis makes sure she has the home and acceptance she needs while taking out threats to their well-being and the story ends with Dragomir and Emeline happily starting a HEA (with a bit of a head start).

This was a very enjoyable story. Emeline went through hell for a few weeks and I could understand what drove her to that place, so while I found her doubts in Dragomir a bit annoying, I could understand how she got there. Once she was free of the vampire taint and was doing better under Dragomir's care, I liked her very much. Dargomir was a really good hero...sweet and supportive while still being badass. Overall, the story was very good and kept me engaged throughout so I'd recommend the story/series. :)

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Another Hit

I am so glad that she is back to writing full stories with a little sex in it. This is another hit in the line of the Dark series. I can't wait for the next ancient to find his mate. I know Gary's story is a ways off but I am glad to hear he is a second. Can't wait to see what power will happen when he and Tariq have to merge. I remember when the Prince had to merge and that was one powerful book. I know that the next book is coming just hope it does not take too long. I have all of them and in spite of it, all Dark Symphony is still my favorite. If you have not had the chance to listen to them all you should and even though each one is a stand alone they are so much better together. Audible does not have them all so visit your local library. They are better when you listen to them. She has several great narrators in her series. The books are so long that you would probably lose your job trying to read them because you will not want to put them down. The other three series that she has are great also.

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Dark Legacy

Great story! Listened to the audio continuously. Has several couples and other hunters in it. My favorite type of the dark series is when there are several hunters/groups together. There is clearly a story of one couple but other people introduced and former couples and people brought back. New developments has really added dimensions to the overall plot and continued conflicts. Bad guys are given more depths. Looking forward to next one!! Thank you! Good performance. Only type better is when there are more than one reader for female and male parts. But that is just personal preference.

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A Wonderful Continuation Of The Dark Series!

Really loved the story. Em and Dragomir, are a great couple. Em did get on my nerves a few times, but she came together once her relationship with Dragomir became stronger. This was a great continuation of the dark series, and well worth the wait.

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I love this narrator, the writing was good too!

There was a lot more action, in this novel, than a lot of the others. I feel like there was less focus on the romance; that's ok. I like this group of ancients and the way they all support each other. This group even teases each other, with "human type" man humor. It was an interesting story but not terribly touching. worth a credit.
-V from Kansas

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Narrator Jim frangione great but story is not

This was the worst dragging story of all this series. I'm so disappointed that Ma Feehan has continued the trend of shorter and shorter story content. I will not be reading this series anymore. It seems selling books is her career instead of writing. Sad day for this one time fan.

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Great book

Great book but I miss the narrater phill gantie 😭 the Jim guy can be boring at times !

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TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT

I absolutely loved this latest installment of the Carpathians.
This is getting better and better.
I love how characters from previous books are brought together to weave a story that is so original and new, but with familiar faces.
Thank you Christine Feehan. You are the best.

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Wasn't a fan of the dangling ending.

I felt very unfulfilled. Not what I am expecting from the author. I'm slightly disappointed.

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  • Ameworsey
  • 09-06-17

not to impressed

was only worth reading the last few chapters *sigh* yes I was disappointed iv been waiting for this for a year. I think it should of had maybe another life mate pair in it. I found myself bored very quickly. it had the potential to be so much more.
I recommend it just so that you form your own opinion. I plan on listening again in a few months once the hype has died down to see if it's changed my mind (doubtfull)

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  • freemagene
  • 09-28-17

Excellent Read

Another great story. Loved all the new characters. Looking forward to next story. great narrator

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  • Dolores
  • 09-23-17

AS BEAUTIFUL & THRILLING AS EVER

Christine has gone & done it again.
I've missed reading the last 3 as I haven't been able to have the CHANCE to do, Dom proper 'READING' but missed Reading the Dark series & this is the first after then that had it in audio. So yes I had missed some of what had happened but heck she still has it.
Gawd how I felt for Emeline, with what she had gone through, with evil of vampires. It Just sends more than a shiver down your spine.
But the joy's she get keeping an eye on the children she had saved from the vampires.
But then comes the strength of rugged, centuries old Carpathian Dragomir, that is there for ALL OF HER. loved it

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  • Debra
  • 12-01-17

Dark Legacy

Another great story in the Dark series. I enjoy the audio books and the narratives. Can’t wait for the next one.