Book Reviews of Dark Gold (Carpathians, Bk 3)

Dark Gold (Carpathians, Bk 3)
Dark Gold - Carpathians, Bk 3
Author: Christine Feehan
ISBN-13: 9780505523754
ISBN-10: 0505523752
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 312
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 620 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
In this, the 3rd book in Christine Feehan's Dark (Carpathian) series, the story line seems to have become a little formulistic: girl meets tall, dark, handsome stranger, who turns out to be a Carpathian male, said alpha male saves girl's life and discovers she is his life mate, girl is inexplicably drawn to male but fights the attraction, girl is again placed in danger but comes to trust male and eventually they live happily ever after.

Besides the same story, Feehan tends to repeat certain descriptions throughout the book. I counted at least 3 times she explained about the difference between a Carpathian and a Vampire. I've almost given up on this series, but I've heard that it starts to get better around book 5, and since I have up through book 5 here, I figured I'd at least give it that long and then decide whether to proceed from there.

Since I'm not a huge fan of romance for the sake of romance, if it doesn't have some other mystery or action going on in the story, I was hoping for a bit more in this one as well. Yes, Alex was put in danger a couple of times, as was her little brother Josh, but never at any point did you wonder about whether they'd actually be able to save themselves. And it seemed a smaller part of the story than the attraction between Aidan and Alex, which makes this a romance book first and foremost.

One thing I think Feehan does do well is character development. Her character descriptions are so vivid, if a bit too flowery at times, so that you can clearly picture the characters in your head, and understand their actions and reactions. It is only because of this that I'll give this book the benefit of the doubt and give it a halfway rating, as I feel romance readers would probably appreciate it more than I.
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Helpful Score: 4
Another juicy tale about a Carpathian Hunter, Aidan Savage. He meets his lifemate, Alexandria, while rescuing her from the clutches of a vampire. Alex must be one of the stupidest heroines of this series. Aidan saves her life several times, provides a safe haven within his home for her and her brother Joshua, and treats her with care and kindness. Yet she persists throughout most of the story, to fear Aidan may be a vampire. That's when she believes he's a vampire; other times she believes Aidan really has some evil plan that he'll spring on her somewhere down the road. All these suspicious feelings, yet she's supposed to have psychic abilities. Of course, like all Carpathian males, Aidan is tall, muscular and just plain gorgeous. Except he's blonde instead of dark. Alex is described as beautiful, petite and curvy. Does Feehan know that if Alex doesn't want Aidan there are lots of women reading this book who wouldn't mind at all taking Alex's place. Make him forget about this lifemate thing....or put together a tour to the Carpathian mountains; women only. Despite Alex's attitude, untill she succumbs to Aidan's charms, this story is definitely a good read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have read the first two and this one and this one is the one that I liked the least. My favorite so far is Dark Prince, the first one.

I really, really liked Aidan in this book however I thought Alexandria was not a good fit for him. She was such a weak character that at points I just could not stand her. But overall I did read it and I liked it I just did not love it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This one was good but not the best in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
So far I've enjoyed all of these. The woman in this one is a tad annoying but not enough to keep me from finishing the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book in the series. Hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 1
it gives me the shivers. I loved it!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Christine at her best! I really enjoyed this one!! I highly recommend this book and the others in the Dark Series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This being the 3rd book in the dark series I was really surprised that it kept me so interested. It has it's own very unique story line and is a continuation of the story from the other books. This is Julian and Alexandria's story and is well worth reading. I totally enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to give it a try.
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Helpful Score: 1
I am really enjoying the entire Carpathian series!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great read from Feehan. Love Aidan!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another really good Carpathian man saved from becoming a vampire. Loved the book. As always she is a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love the Dark Series and this one is no exception. Wonderfully sensual, romantic, suspenseful...
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This human female is turned Carpathian without her consent. She finds the change difficult to accept. Her mate was close to becoming vampire, but accidentally turned her when he thought she was vampire and nearly killed her himself. Guilt without remorse was his constant companion. How could he regret finding his own savior, his lifemate?
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Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoyed this book...would read it again.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutly amazing as always! Christine Feehan fans will not be disappointed!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is beautiful, sensuous and downright amazing.
Cristine Feehan's writing draws the reader in to the point like it seems as though you are right there were everything is happening. Amazing, glorious read.
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While I totally love the series and these amazing carpathian heros...the chick in this book needs a good spanking! (oh wrong book!) She is fighting against him for no reason and after the 3rd time its really old..and dumb, but you will still love the book and not want it to end!
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I really did like this book. If you are a fan of the Carpathians you will really enjoy reading it. I found myself getting upset with Alex's reaction to becoming Carpathian, but then I thought, how would I feel. Yeah, I'd be upset. I think that she did a good job with the story line. It's got to be difficult to make a different story line every time and yet maintain the plot line that flows through the entire series. Good as a stand alone, but put together with the other stories, it's even better. It's not the best book ever, but close.
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I love all her books!
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This is a well written romance novel as all of her books are. I found it hard to put down as I wanted to see what happens next. If you enjoy the Vampire realm you will enjoy this booj!
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Loved it!
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As good as the first two. Can't wait to read the rest.
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This series is very good.
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Christine Feehan is a great new find for me!!!
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Great GREAT book. I have every book that has been published in this series so far. A must read, in my opinion.
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This is one of my favorites yet in the Carpathian series! THe cat-and-mouse game between Alex and Aiden remind me of Jake and Emma in Burning Wild. Aiden tries to give Alex time to get used to her surroundings and "courts" her instead of demanding her to be with her.
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love the carpathians
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This is third in the series and takes place in San Francisco. Alexander Houton would sacrifice anything--to protect her orphaned ittle brother,Joshua. This story involves the Carpathian Aiden Savage twin to Julian and their fight to survive.
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For anyone that reads all of the Dark series, this particular book is about Aidan, Julian's twin brother, who is a Carpathian and his finding of his lifemate. Aidan and Julian have been mentioned in other books and it is interesting to see Aidan brought to life here.
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Another Carpathian book, this one in the US.
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I have become addicted to this series! This is book three and it continues to be an excellent set of books. Highly recommemded, and worth the read.
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Dark Gold is a book that can stand on its own if you haven't read the others in the series. A young woman named Alexandria is targeted by vampires, and she is trying to protect her young brother. Just when things are at their worst, a golden being, Aidan, appears and saves them. Or has he? Is he a god, a man, or a monster? Alex must decide, and her decision could condemn them to death, or give them life, and love for all etern
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Christine Feehan's Carpathian Series is awesome! Big, beautiful alpha males meet their matches! Always HOT!
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Fast moving. A great Christine Feehan book. I was sorry it ended.
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The Dark series is one of my favorite paranormal romance series! Christine Feehan is a wonderful writer and this book is one of her best.
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This one was GREAT! I love Aiden and Alex. Great story and it sets up the next book DARK MAGIC well.
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Great read. This is the third book of Christine Feehan's Carpathian series.
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Book has different cover, but is another great Carpathian Male Tale!!
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this one did not see3m to flow as well as the others in series
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Very good read, read in 1 1/2 days, couldn't wait to see what happens next.
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Part of Feehan's vampire series. Stays close to her formula for vampire bonding. It's good for a rainy day read.
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The 3rd book in the "Dark series" is Adian Savage's story
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good book
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Excellent series!
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If you enjoy this book you should read the whole series.
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Christine Feehan is one of my favorite authors! This story of Carpathian Aidan Savage and artist Alexandria Houton was fast-paced with excellent development of the good- and bad-guys.
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Excellent!Aidan Savage saves Alexandria from a vampire and finds his mate!
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Supernatural romance.
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3rd book in the Dark series. Keeps you reading even if you suspect what is going to happen next.
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loved it!
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Aidan's story. Wonderful!! I couldn't put it down.
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These books are highly addictive.

That being said, they feature consistently bad writing, occasional lapses into very purple prose, one-dimensional characters, and highly improbable sex. (In physics there is something known as the law of diminishing returns.... Let's say that you are a Carpathian blood sucker who starts off with a full topped off tank of blood. You and your sweetie pie keep getting on. She is hungry for BLOOD, you feed her, and then she feeds you, and then you feed her, and then she feeds you. Eventually one of you ought to be dead of starvation.)

But, I'll keep reading them, since I think they are hysterically funny.

Formulaic? Did I mention formulaic?

You are welcome to disagree with me. I keep reading them because they are utterly hilarious.
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Alexandria Houton would sacrifice anything-even her life-to protect her orphaned little brother.But when both encountered unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists,Alex could only cry to heaven for their deliverance...
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Alexandria Houton will sacrifice anything--even her life --to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encounter an unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex can only cry to heaven for their deliverance . . . And out of the darkness swoops Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful, more mysterious, than any other creature of the night. The ageless Carpathian male snatches them from a hideous fate. But is Aidan Alex's salvation . . . or her sin? If she surrenders to Aidan's savage, unearthly seduction, and gives him the color, the light, the family he craves, will Alex truly save her brother? Or sacrifice more than her life?
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love these books
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THIS CARPATHIAN STORY IS ONE OF A KIND. A HUMAN FEMALE GOT CAUGHT BY THE UN-DEAD (UN-HOLY) AND TRIES TO SAVE HER BROTHER. SHE DOES. THIS STORY WILL KEEP YOU ON YOUR TOES, FOR YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS ANYTHING GOING ON. I ENJOYED
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Great book! I love this series!
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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light . . .
Alexandria Houton will sacrifice anything--even her life --to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encounter an unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex can only cry to heaven for their deliverance . . . And out of the darkness swoops Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful, more mysterious, than any other creature of the night. The ageless Carpathian male snatches them from a hideous fate. But is Aidan Alex's salvation . . . or her sin? If she surrenders to Aidan's savage, unearthly seduction, and gives him the color, the light, the family he craves, will Alex truly save her brother? Or sacrifice more than her life?
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Alexandria Houton would sacrifice anything -- even her life -- to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encountered unspeakable evil in the swirling San Franciso mists, Alex could only cry to heaven for their deliverance..

And out of the darkness swooped Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful, more mysterious, than any other creature of the night. The ageless Carpathian mail snatched them from a hideous fate. But was Aidan a miracle..or a monster? Alex's salvation..or her sin? If she surrendered to Aidan's savage, unearthly seduction -- gave him the color, the light, the family he craved -- would Alex truly save her brother? Or sacrifice more than her life?