This is one of the better Carpathian novels by Ms. Feehan. At the end of Dark Celebration Manolito De La Cruz had been injured so badly that it took the great healer, Gregori, to pull his soul back from the dead. At the beginning of this book, part of Manolito's soul is still in the shadow world. His lifemate, MaryAnn is the only thing anchoring him to the real world. He is concerned that instead of her bringing him into the real world, he will drag her into the shadow world. The whole shadow world concept was interesting - kind of like purgatory. I liked it. I also liked how strong MaryAnn was even though she was completely out of her element in the Rain Forest (although the whole freaking out because she was wearing dumpy clothes thing was totally ridiculous!)
I love reading about Christine Feehan's Carpathians. This is the 18th installment - the story of Mary Ann and Manolito. I love how both the male and female characters are strong in their own ways - Mary Ann is quite the pistol! This one seemed a little darker than the others, but kept me captivated with the story. I enjoyed having Vlad & Sarantha in this one, and it just wasn't a flash back to a point in history - they were actually in it and a part of the story.
Another great carpathian novel by Feehan. Definitely worth the read.
Learning about Manilito (little man), and his journey to make sure his lifemate Maryann, who is more then she appears, will consent to stay and help him heal. You learn more about the del la cruz brothers and about the Prince's family as well. It was nice to find this book after reading the "Dark Celebration" book.
MaryAnn maybe a girly girl, but she is just as stubborn as any other lifemate, plus she brings and added surprise that makes her even more of a handfull then anyother.
I can't wait to read about his brother's adverture next.