This next installment of the Dark Series was sooo much better than the previous book. As in all the previous books, this is the story of a Carpathian male (Julian) who has nearly lost the will to continue living meeting up with his "lifemate" (Desari) and trying to convince her that she belongs with him. A lifemate gives color, emotions, feelings and meaning back to his world. In this book, the heroine actually had some backbone and power to stand up to the powerful Carpathian. Julian learns that the ancient women of his race have power - just a different kind of power than the men. I also really liked the interaction between Desari's brother and Julian. More is revealed about the "Carpathian" race in this book as well.
If you havent figured out by now i enjoy all of christine feehans books. Her tales with the carpathians have kept my on the edge of my seat as I envision a world where the heroes and villians are the same yet a small detail will make the carpathian male either lovable or pure evil. She weaves her tales in such a way that you must know what happens next. And she doesn't drop a person from a book and never leaves you wondering if they live or die. I hope she keeps this series going for a long time. Please read any of the series and you will get hooked like me.
The fifth in the ongoing original saga of the Carpathians, this one introduces us to four new characters as well as the twin, Julian, of the 'hero' in Dark Gold. It also introduces Desari (Dara) a Carpathian Female who is equal in power to Julian, which makes for an interesting situation as none of the Carpathian males (except those in Desari's 'family unit') are used to dealing with Carpathian women who are the equal of their power. It also brings a unique twist into the mix as the two carpathian females introduced to us, each have a unique power that the Carpathian males were unaware that Carpathian women of power have.
Nice, but you still want more. This one was good but I have read better of her's. There are too many open ends in this one for my taste. But still a good read. Too much mushy romance/sex and not enough of the charictures and really no plot whatsoever.
Oh and not all covers look like the one with the panther on it, the one I recieved has the tacky woman hanging off the man cover. lol Up until I saw the tacky cover I was able to get away with telling everyone they are not romance novels. You just can't do that with a tacky stary eyed woman hanging on to his pants leg,on the floor, staring up at him like he is a god of somekind, while the big hunky guy stands there looking all fabioish. lol Just not what you want to see on the cover of a vampire type of novel.
Christine Feehan is the paranormal Queen! I rush to get all her books. I am sorry to say I that I swapped them after reading them, because now that I have read ALL of her books... I want to read them again and again.
I felt, had a deeper depth to it than the last four. It really showed how hard it was for Carpathian males to live together, and showed a deep interaction between the "family unit" of Desari (including a sweet sister relationship between Desari and Syndil, the other female Carpathian). All of the characters were delightfully interesting, and the situation between Julian and the other male Carpathians, especially between Darius and Julian, was quite amusing and real.
The story of julian and Desari and the problems encountered living as humans and in the public eye. Julian is sent to warn Desari that the band of human vampire hunters are going to attack her. This willbe his last assignment before seeking the dawn. To his surprise, Julian discovers his lifemate and a band of lost Carpathians!
I enjoyed the story about Julian's brother Aidan more than this one,and that's saying a lot because I was not a big fan of that story either. One thing that I did love is that this book introduces us to four new Carpathians and I'm eager to read their stories. I really liked the first three of the series I just hope that they get better.
Another great addition to the Carpathian series, this one is about Julian Savage and his finding his mate, who also happens to be a Carpathian that has gone unknown to others for centuries. A little different twist than some of her others in this series...this is the 5th in the Lovespell series, follows: Dark Magic, Dark Gold, Dark Desire and Dark Prince, copywright November 2000.
Tram N. (gummy13) reviewed Dark Challenge (Carpathians (Dark), Bk 5) on
Loved the story and the characters...
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...
Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone, always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his naem, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect...
When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to possess her flooded his loins, blinding him to the danger stalking him. And even as Desari enflamed hi, she dared to defy him-with mysterious, unparalleled feminine powers. Was Desari more than his perfect mate? Julian had met his match in this woman, but would she drive him to madness...or save his soul?
Julian has searched forever for his lifemate. He has always walked alone. Alien even to his own twin. The darkness inside him that he has kept secret. He is swamped with emotions, hunger, and color once he hears Desair sings. Rainbows swamp his starving senses. Julian has not only met his mate, but his match as well.
A female more powerful than the male claiming her? Bit of a twist for CF's stories and wonderfully written. Desari & Julian are a great match. Just when you think that CF is into women being submissive to men, they show some iron in their spine and really take on an equal role with the chauvinist in their life. Great to read such equal partnerships where each has their strengths and weaknesses.
ok, i am a sucker when it comes to the carpathain males. those guys have it rough tring to find their mates. if not, they want to end it all for they can not longer take their meaninless life like it is with out the mate to save their soul. loved it
WAS SHE MORE THAN HIS MATE?....Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone, always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect... When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to possess her flooded his loins,blinding him to the danter stalking him. And even as Desari enflamed him, she dared to defy him- with mysterious, unparalleled feminine powers. Was Desari more than his perfect mate? Julian had met his match in this woman, but would she drive him to madness..or save his soul?