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Subject: Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
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Anyone read this yet and want to comment?

A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer—a woman—who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path.  Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead.

She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived a century without companionship or love. She has sustained her sanity by the habit of the hunt and the custom of the feeding. Until the night she picks up the scent of a man, her unexpected salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women.

He is Razvan. Branded a criminal, detested and feared, he is a dragonseeker borne of one of the greatest Carpathian lineages, only to be raised as its most despised—and captive—enemy. Fleeing from his lifetime of imprisonment, Razvan now seeks the dawn to end his terrible existence. Instead he has found his deliverance in the Dark Slayer.

In spirit, in flesh and blood, in love, and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:36 PM ET
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Personally, I liked it. I'd probably give it a 4 or 4.5.  It's a different spin on the typical Carpathian couple, this time with the female being the warrior and yet the male has a pivotal role as well. Lots of magic, or at least spells cast, in this one.  The only down side (in my opinion) was the overuse of Carpathian language bits (with translations), poems, and spells. A little of that goes a long way for me, so I tend to skim those parts.

It was interesting seeing Razvan as a likeable, heroic character and I really liked Ivory.  Many of the previous characters reappear and the storlyline to solve the problem of miscarriages and infant deaths moves along.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:32 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
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I am #77 on the WL, so it will be awhile until I read it.  Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds!  I didn't like the last couple and have hopes for this one.  My favorites are the first few books in any series.  After that all the books seem alike or the plot and story line get wierd.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:59 PM ET
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I'm #70 on the WL but I just checked and my library has a copy so I guess I can delete that one. (hey Norma, you'll move up a spot!)  I've read the first 3 or 4 of the series and have the rest on my TBR shelf. Does it need to be read in order?

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 9:13 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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I think they should be read in order.  There is some backstory that will make more sense if you do.

 

I didn't realize I was #23 on the list, yay!  However, the current estimate is 23 weeks, lol



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Date Posted: 9/4/2009 9:42 AM ET
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You will get to know the players and the Carpathian way of life if read in order.   Thank you Alisa!!  Anyone else want to drop out?????  I would have bought this book, but I was disappointed with the last books and didn't want to spend the $$$!

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 8:34 PM ET
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I'd also suggest reading these in  order. The development of the characters and the evolving of the backstory (issues the community as a whole faces) will make more sense. 

Subject: the carpathians
Date Posted: 10/15/2009 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2008
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i have read all the dark series and currently am waiting for the 2010 release-i aslo am transfering my paperbacks to hard covers--it is a must that these books be read in order-itis an on going saga-i just love it-i also have read 90% of all the other series