I simply loved this book. It is a wonderful addition to the Dark series and I think that Christine Feehan keeps getting better with each book she writes in the series. Gabriel was a very strong Carpathian male, but so sweet and tender with Francesca and he had many soft spots that made him endearing. Francesca was a very untypical Carpathian female and had discovered many wonders and accomplished much in her medical research and study over the years. She is no wilting violet, but she doesn't defy Gabriel over every little thing either, which was a refreshing change. The characters were great, the love scenes were hot and Gabriel and Francesca are simply perfect for each other! If you haven't read any of the Dark Series you are seriously missing out and, if you have, this is definitely a book that you will want to own - it's a keeper!
This is now my favorite Carpathian story. The ultimate in suspense, love, heartache and betrayal... this is a love story between a man and a woman and between two brothers that spans all time. Honor, commitment, and sacrifice. I laughed, cried, and felt the pain as well as the intense love of these extremely well developed characters. Could not put it down!
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...GABRIEL...He woke deep within the ground, and the first sensation he felt was hunger. An overwhelming hunger for blood that demanded satisfaction. But as he hunted the dark streets of Paris for prey, a voice called to him, soothing,calming, giving him the strength to control his craving...Francesca Del Ponce was a healer, a woman who radiated goodness as powerfully as the sun did light. But surely his obsession with her would turn him as his twin brother had turned, leaving the world with two monsters instead of one...Though he knew she would be like hot silk in his arm, though he knew the taste of her would be addictive, he feared for her life and his soul if he took her. Then with one mind-shattering vow she gave herself-"I offer freely, without reservation, I offer my life for yours as is my right"-and with a firestorm of long-forgotten feelings he glimpsed salvation.
Good fast read. A little repetitive but not so much that it's not worth reading.
Very good read. I couldn't figure this one out until almost the end! Good plot. Great characters!
This is Gabriel and Francesca's story and it also introduces Lucian (one of my favorite Carpathians).
Loved it!! The book has a great story with a bit of a twist that I loved and there were subtle hints so if you pay attention you can figure it out. The human element was added a bit differently but I loved it all the same! It does get a bit slow at the begining in my opinion and I wanted to skip to find out important things because my attention wasn't held but other than that its wonderful!
My introduction in the Carpathian world about 12 years ago. Yes, I am still reading Ms. Feehan's stories!!!
If there's something that Christine Feehan can do to improve the Dark series, I'm not sure I could figure out how. I loved this book the first time I read it, and have loved it each time I go back and re-read it. This copy is a replacement, I'm slowly re-stocking my shelf to make sure I have ALL the Carpathian series!
Alpha males and strong willed women....oh yea..just makes me wish for alpha males in real life!
Great book. I couldn't put it down once I got into it. Christine is a great author and transports you to a new world with everybook.
So good. It was a great love story as well as a good vampire novel. All the Carpathian Books are great. They cam be read out of sequence or in. I don't feel that it matters. Each book is a story complete in itself. I couldn't put it down!!!
Christine Feehan is a great new find for me!!!
same as always great book
I had two read this book twice since it was that good and you do miss things the first time round. When Christine Feehan decided two make two Carpathians meet as life mates after centeries of not knowing about each other you can bet the magic flies. She will make you wonder who will win in this epic battle of submission. I know i did. So curl up and enjoy
This was by far my favorit book in this series so far. I ejoyed the way Gabriel was honest about his motives for the things he did, and his desire to woo Francesca because that is what he felt she deserved. I found him to be one of my favorit Alpha male characters.
He woke deep within the ground, and the first sensation he felt was hunger . . . hunger for blood. As he hunted the dark streeets of Paris for prey, a voice called to him, soothing, calming, giving him the strength to control his craving. Francesca Lel Ponce was a healer, a woman who radiated goodness as powerfully as the sun did light. He feared for her life and his soul if he took her. Would his obsession with her turn him as his twin brother had turned, leaving te world with two monsters instead of one.
I love all the Dark series by Christine Feehan. Amazing vampire books that give you a different aspect of the vampire legend.
Gabriel's story. I couldn't put it down.
I love this book. Just like all of the Carpathian books, it was decently written and heartwarming.
His name is Gabriel and he awoke hungry. Francesca is a healer and she calls out to him and gives him the strength to control his cravings.
Fantastic-little different than her previous dark books-rally liked it.
One of Feehan's better books. Actually has a plot. Sorry to be so critical but she is beginning to sound redudant in her books. But, this was pretty good.
Another great book. This is the story of Gabriel & Francesca.......you'll also meet Lucian, Gabriel's twin.
I liked this book, very good read.
Gabriel's story. They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light.
I really enjoyed this book
Tied with "Dark Desire" for my favorite Carpathians book. This one I couldn't put down and was surprised at how much I cared about the main characters and even cried! Never thought I'd say that about a "romance" novel.
A great series, Feehan is a wonderfully creative writer!
Good book! Didn't want to put it down.