Destiny saw her family slain by a vampire, who then raped her and turned her into one of the undead. But through a telepathic link with Nicolae, a member of the Carpathians, who hunt vampires, she survives, and becomes fond of her Seattle neighbors. Then, as she drags Mary Ann, a woman who rescues battered women, into a church to save her from a vampire, Destiny discovers that she herself is not a vampire because she can enter holy ground and see herself in a mirror. Nicolae, who has been seeking his life mate for centuries, finally finds her, and together they fight to save the neighborhood from evil both vampiric and human. This out-of-the-ordinary romance is deeply sensuous with exquisitely detailed lovemaking and equally vivid paranormal battle scenes involving shape-shifting, running up walls, heaving fireballs, and dragons erupting from the earth.
I have to say that out of all of them that I have read so far, this was by far the greatest!!!!
Truely. It has a wonderful plot, you learn so much about the charictures of the story and the humans that become part of their lives as well. Thru all the books you know what happens to the males if they don't find their lifemates, but what happens to the other halfs of the whole.
I loved it, and Can't wait to get the next ones in the series.
I really feel that this is one of the best book of the "Dark" series that I have read. I strongly recommend this one.
I love Christine Feehan, and I love the Dark Series. This was not a book that I sped thru or couldn't put down, but it was still good. I loved that connection she continues to throw in each book with previous characters, its like their stories continue to live on and you see it thru each book the growth in love, etc. Dark Destiny was great though because it a very tormented heroine that actually had her LIfemate help her thru some of the roughest times and help her to learn how to survive etc. I love the series, and can't wait to move on to the next.
This is one of my favorite stories in the Dark series! Great character development and storyline.
Similarities of course because it is part of a series, but the heroine was a nice twist.
Exciting & entertaining! I loved that Nicolae cared enough to protect & comfort Destiny before they even met. It speaks volumes about his character that he chose to experience her trauma along with her, so that she would not be alone. He didn't know her at the time and stood to gain nothing from it. Destiny's internal struggle and lack of self worth, just makes her desire to protect those around her more endearing. I look forward to hearing more about Nicolae's brother. His loyalty, strength, & integrity made me really wish could be saved via his own lifemate.
If you like romance with action, this is for you. I love books that have kick ass girl moves with passion and undying love. This book contains action, martial arts, love, horror and the paranormal
Another compelling installment of Feehan's Carpathian Series. If you like vampires and other Supernatural subjects, this is definitely worth reading.
More wonderful Feehan vampires.
Couldn't even finish this one.....I'm going to try one more in this series before I write it off.
Love the Carpathian series from the first book, Dark Prince. In Dark Destiny, we see how even the worst can be turned into a positive if we use what we are given and put it to good use. The heroine could have felt sorry for herself and given up, but instead she makes good use of her "powers". It is always nice to have a strong figure behind you, even if it appears to be only in your mind. Again, very good, strong characters with a good dose of edge of seat drama toward the end makes this another hit for me with he series and with Christine Feehan.
Loved the topic of a female hunter. I love it and can't wait to read it again. awesome!!
Yet another great tale of a female hunter this time.
very good supernatural romance story
I picked this book up on a whim and I must say I found the authors style of writing very cheesy and even laughable at some points. That said, I enjoyed the plot and these books are good when your in the mood for a smutty, over the top romantic fantasy. I loved Nicolae in this book. I'll probably read more in this series one day, but it's nothing I want to spend money on.
Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel.
He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vampire. Yet he could not bend her to his will. He could not summon her to him, no matter how great his power.
As she battled centuries-old evil in a glittering labyrinth of caverns and crystals, he whispered in her mind, forging an unbreakable bond of trust and need. Only with him can she find the courage to embrace the seductive promise of her Dark Destiny.
*taken from the author's website
Another intense and engrossing story from Mrs. Feehan. Definetly a page turner
Good quick read but fun and entertaining
I used to enjoy these types of books but now I just don't see the point. Life mates, time travel and seeing in black and white would have really appealed to me at one time but now I want more substance than that. I couldn't get into the idea or even half of the conversations. Usually I want the conversations to go on and on, but in this case I couldn't wait to move on to the next page. It was a tough book to finish...
After all that, I do hope that his brother finds his own romance... :)
If you like the supernatural romance books you'll really enjoy this one. This is one of Christine Feehan's Carpathian books and tells the story of Nicolae and Destiny. I really enjoyed this book as it was interesting, involved a community of other characters to keep the story line interesting and incorporated characters from the other Carpathian books. Good reading.
What can I say but great.
Good writing, wonderful characters, usual Carpathian sexy angst!
Great addition to this already fantastic series!
I loved this book. It is a little different form her other carpathian novels. Destiny is converted by a vampire instead her lifemate. She has suffered agony for years, but refuse to reach out to her lifemate. She is scared to trust him for fear that he is one of the undead. In this book, Destiny is a hunter instead of being the protected lifemate.
like all Christine Feehan books this one is as always fantastic especially is you like the carpathians stories. I love it.
I haven't even read this book for I am an avid book reader and saw that several people are requesting books for her and saw these at the thrift store and decided to buy them and post them. Happy reading all. Brittnay.
I wasn't too keen on this authors style so i didnt get much read on this series.
Another in the "Dark" series by Ms. Feehan. This is the story of Nicolae and Destiny.
verry good if you like vampires
Very different from other dark books-great.
If you love vampires, this books is great!!
What an amazing series. I never get board reading Christine Feehan's books. In this book we are introduced to several new characters. Destiny, a young woman now, was introduced to the Vampires life as a child. Taken by a Vampire after her family was slaughtered in front of her, she reached out the only way she knew how, telepathically and was answered by her life-mate Nicolae. Unbeknownst to Nicolae his life-mate has sent out a call in terror. She was being abused in the most horrific way. She was being raped, beaten, shown how to feed while murdering and much more. She was slowly loosing her sanity and her only anchor through this was her life-mate, Nicolae. For years he tried to find her. Unable to find her he did what any male Carpathian would do, he showed her through memory how to become strong enough to kill her captor. Eventually years later she kills the Vampire who took her and has now become the first female hunter known to their kind.
Unbelievably strong of mind and spirit she lives her life daily with pain and anguish because of the tainted blood that runs through her. She knows nothing of the Carpathians and believes they are all Vampires. Her only goal in life is to hunt and kill all Vampires to keep what happened to her from happening to another.
Upon meeting Nicolae her foundation is shaken. She sees the darkness in him yet he doesn't smell like a vampire. She cannot find a trace of the taint of evil. She is drawn to him and fears the attraction. She wants to be close to him and yet her mind rebels from the trauma she's sustained. Nicolae has lived for centuries and if he has to find the patience that she requires then that is what he'll give her. He can do no other than give her what she needs to make her happy. He only wants her to see how he sees her and feels about her. He wants her to know that love is not painful but beautiful. He'll do whatever it takes to show her in every conceivable way. Good thing he's up for the task.
This story also introduces Nicolae's brother Vikirnoff. Already close to turning his last assignment is to find a woman that is being hunted by the fanatics. He feels a connection to her and has taken it upon himself to find her to take her into the protection of their price.
Father Mulligan is a holly man who seems to know things about the Carpathians that no other was allowed to have knowledge since the Princes priest who died many years ago.
Velda a psychic with the ability to see an aura and has discovered that her life-mate, Pater, has turned Vampire because he could not find her.
Merry Ann a psychic with an ability to connect with others. She will be taken to the Carpathian mountain to meet the prince in order to find a mate.
"Dark Destiny" is my first Freehan book. I enjoyed that the heroine, Destiny, was a vampire hunter and able to hold her own in a fight but was put off by the number of pages describing her inner struggles. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated a story that includes battles of the mind and heart as well as physical battles but I don't need to be told over and over and over that Destiny felt bad about her situation. The love story was overly sentimental as well. I would have enjoyed the book more if there had been a balance between the story line and the inner thoughts of the characters.
From the back cover: Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she herd his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel. He had shown her hoe to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vammpire. Yet he could not bend her to his will. He could not summon her to him, no matter how great his power.
As she battled centuries-od evil in a glittering labrynth of caverns and crystal, he whispered in her mind, forging an unbreakable bond of trust and need.
This is the story of Nicolae and Destiny
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light....Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel.. He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vampire. Yet he could not bend her to his will. He could not summon her to him, no matter how great his power. As she battled centuries-old evil in a glittering labyrinth of caverns and crystals, he whispered in her mind, forging an unbreakable bond of trust and need.. Only with him can she find the courage to embrace the seductive promise of her DARK DESTINY