Book Reviews of The Only One: Dark Descent / The Star Queen / Sacrilege

The Only One: Dark Descent / The Star Queen / Sacrilege
The Only One Dark Descent / The Star Queen / Sacrilege
Author: Susan Squires, Christine Feehan, Susan Grant
ISBN-13: 9780843951707
ISBN-10: 0843951702
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 366
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 381 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Three dark romance stories unfold within this single novel.
First is Dark Descent by Christine Feehan. Joie Sanders was one of the best bodyguards around. Wounded during duty, she ended up in a hospital for treatment. Joie dealt with the pain by imagining herself in the mountains. It was a trick she had often used, never suspecting that she really was traveling outside her body. In those mountains she met Traian. He was wounded as well and lay in a dark cave. Once their minds touched Joie could not escape Traian's voice. He had linked with her, knowing instantly that she was "the one". He had waited several life times for her.

The second is The Star Queen by Susan Grant. Romjha B'kak was leader of an elite group called Raiders. Tai Sai was th group's bombmaker. The group was about to meet some royal outsiders from the stars that would change their lives!

The third is Sacrilege by Susan Squires. Magda had been at the Mirso Monastery to overcome her addiction of taking the last drop of blood from her victims. Those within the monastery taught against pleasure and emotions. Love was to be avoided at all costs. Those who failed the teachings were hunted down by the Harrier and executed. When Brother Pietr believed Magda ready, he sent her to San Francisco. She was met by Davinoff and helped to blend in. But Pietr had done the unthinkable. He had fallen in love with Magda. When his mentor, Rubius, found out of Pietr's feelings, he sent the Harrier out to assassinate Magda, though she had done no wrong!
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Helpful Score: 5
This book consists of three short stories. I purchased it for the Christine Feehan story...which was very good. I did thoroughly enjoy the other two..one was set in the future and was a love story between a raider and a scientists part of a community living underground following defeat by warriors. The other told the story of a "newer" vampire trying to come to grips with what she was. They were all good...but short!
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Helpful Score: 3
I love the author Feehan! I thought Dark Descent was full of humor, and sexy steam. I love the way she goes so indepth with her descriptions. I love the way she uses her words and breaks some rules. I find it to be more entertaining, not like the norm and I'm all for that. In this short story Joie is one tuff lady that isn't afraid of danger. She goes on vacation after being shot in the line of duty. Her vacation changes her life........I highly recommend this book with 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is three short stories. Susan Squires "Sacrilege" is an approach to vampirism that I have never read before. Magda is a "made" vamp as opposed to being a "born" vamp. Her maker no longer cares for her and has replaced her by making another (Sarah) that he loves.

Heart-broken, Magda feeds her despair by using her beauty to entrap men and leaves bodies all over the place because she can't stop feeding and drains her victims to the last drop. Julien, her maker, sends her to a monastery to be cured of her addiction for blood.

Very interesting story about vamps.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am a fan of feehan and bought the book for that reason, the story goes well with her series. the other 2 stories seem to be part of a series also, still they were enjoyable
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I love this anthology. It first introduced me to Susan Squires and I have been forever after grateful.
These are sexy paranormal reads that are sure to delight Christine Feehan fans.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. Anything by Christine Feehan and about vampires i will read over and over. She is wonderful author.
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Helpful Score: 2
Got this for the Christine Feehan story. It was great! I'm a late comer to her world. Brought the first couple of her books and wasn't impressed, but each book gets better to me.
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This was an awesome book!I am definately a christine Feehan now.
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Helpful Score: 1
A definite taste of all the greats...
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Helpful Score: 1
Three great stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent series!
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Her books are always good.
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Three terrific stories in one. Christine Feehan's "Dark Descent" is wonderful, this time about Carpathian Traian, and his human lifemate Joie. So good you wish it was a full-length novel!
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked the Feehan story and the susan squires story very much.
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Quick reads.
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Feehan's story was wonderful per usual but the other two aren't that great.
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Good stories for those who enjoy this genre. Creative and fun to read. I got the book mainly for Christine Feehans story but am glad to have read the other two also, plus it gave me some insite to other authors.
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The stories submitted were excellent. If I remember correctly, I think there was only one that I was not in total love with but each story touches upon a different genre. A touch of outer space, a caress of teeth and lips and a smidgon of contemporary.
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Wonderful authors. This one was a fast read because I couldn't put it down.
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As with all of Christine Feehan's Dark Series books, this was good. But just waay too short! Most of the books are much longer but for whatever reason, she shared a binding with other authors on this one.
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Very good anthology
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I dislike Feehan's weak writing. Her cacophonic mis- and over-use of the same adjectives sickens me. The other two writers couldn't change my mind about the genre or save the book in my opinion.
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loved the story by Susan Grant. I love her 2176 series that goes along with it.
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Weel-developed novellas. Enjoyed each of the authors imaginative tales.
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I liked Feehan's story the best.
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Christine Feehan:

"With each book, Ms. Feehan continues to build a complex society that makes for mesmerizing reading." --Romantic Times

"If you are looking for something that's fun and different, then I recommend Christine Feehan." --All About Romance

Susan Grant

"[Grant writes] highly original, exotic, and steamy adventures." --Chris Gilson, author of Crazy for Cornelia

Susan Squires

"Be prepared for a very different vampire story, a wholly original new take on old legends." --The Romance Readers Companion

"Susan Squires has a fascinating, unique voice; is a rare talent. An absolute must-read." --New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan


From the back:

"For each, there could only be one.
They came from the darkest places: secluded monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galaxies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts- warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies- but whose passions burned like dying stars. They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them, completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane. They sought soul mates whose touch consumed them with desire, yet whose kisses refreshed like the coolest rain. And each man knew that for him there was only one true love- and in finding her, he would find salvation.
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Excellent paranormal...

from back cover:
For Each, there could be only one...They came from the darkest places: secluded monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galazies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts--warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies--but whose passions burned like dying stars. They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane. They sought soul mates whose touch consumed them with desire, yet whose kisses refreshed like the collest rain. And each man knew that for him there was only one true love--and in finding her, he would find salvation.
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Enjoyable :) :)
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From back cover

For each, there could be only one.

They came from the darkest places: monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galaxies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts--warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies-but whose passions burned like dying stars. They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them, completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane. They sought soul mates whose touch consumed them with desire, yet whose kisses refreshed like the coolest rain. And each man knew that for him there was only one true love--and in finding her, he would find salvation.
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First book I received through the club. It was great.
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THREE GOOD STORIES AND WRITERS REAL GOOD READ.
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HI, THIS IS AN EXTRA COPY THAT I WANTED TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. ALL OF THE AUTHORS ARE MY FAVORITES. AND THIS BOOK YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN, UNTIL FINISHED READING. BUT THEN AGAIN,EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. HOPE THAT YOU LIKE IT. VJ
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anthology includes:
Dark Descent by Christine Feehan
The Star Queen by Susan Grant
Sacrilege by Susan Squires
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For each, there could be only one.

They came from the darkest places: secluded monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galaxies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts - warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies - but whose passions burned like dying stars. They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them, completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane. They sought soul mates whose touch consumed them with desire, yet whose kisses refreshed like the coolest rain. And each man knew that for him there was only one true love - and in finding her, he would find salvation.