Dark Curse Bk 16 - Carpathians Dark Author:Christine Feehan Born into a world of ice, and slave to her evil father, Lara Calladine knew only paralyzing fear as a child--and escaping with her mysterious gifts unbroken would be the only way to survive her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker. Human, yet mage, she was of the blood of three species yet belonged to none. She walked her chosen path alon... more »e, guided by the wisdom of her aunts--to blend in and let no one know of her ancestry and powers. And never trust anyone. For beyond the frozen hell of her youth was a world of even greater mysteries and dangers.
Today Lara is the leading expert in the field of ice cave study around the world and the healing microorganisms that thrive in them. She's also in search of something else: the source of her nightmares--the cold dark corners of her childhood. Only one man has the will and the powers to help her: Nicolas De La Cruz, for whom centuries of hunting and killing have long since taken their toll. Dangerous and arrogant, he still longs to feel sensual love without the hunger for blood. Now, between Lara and Nicolas, a tenuous trust has emerged, and a passion neither has ever known before as a melody of dark promise begins.
But as each scales the treacherous land of the Carpathian in search of their past, they also harbor a secret that could save or destroy them. And as each may be desirous of a new beginning as lifemates, they are also haunted by the unknown dangers of a dark curse.« less
Another great addition to the Carpathian series! We are not only introduced to Lara and Nicolas who are the lifemates featured in this book, but we learn more about why Carpathian women miscarry their babies and why so many males are born. We also find out more about Xavier & Razvan as well as some more of the traditions of the Carpathian people. This series keeps getting better and better especially with this race survival piece and how the Carpathians are working together against Xavier. I highly recommend this book (and series)!
Finally...I have read every book in Christine Feehans Dark Series and I was beginning to feel like her books were so predictable and the storyline wasnt really going anywhere. Well having finished Dark Curse I am happy to say FINALLY..Finally some answers that have been too long coming have come to light. The characters were loveable as always and a perfect match for each other. In Dark Curse Feehan didnt spend as much time on the (getting to know each other developement like she usually does and finally got on with the story..Im happy to have read it and am looking forward to more in this wonderful series. A highly recommended read for anyone into the Dark Series by Feehan.
Out of all of the Carpathian books so far that I have read (and I have read nearly all) this is by far and away the BEST OF THEM ALL! It is THE book to read if you have already read "Dark Celebration". It goes beyond the birth of the baby, into the other two pregnancies. It makes you laugh, cry, and chew off everyone of your nails wondering what is going to happen next!
It also shows that there could possibly be a light at the end of their tunnel, and a way to beat the bad guys after all. :)
Mai T. reviewed Dark Curse (Carpathians (Dark), Bk 16) on
I believed Lara was a wonderful lifemate for Nicolas because she was stubborn, however I saw it more as determination to not let anyone control her life, which Nicolas needed since he believed he can control his lifemate. I remember Nicolas leturing his brother Raphel on how to deal with Coby, Raphel's lifemate and Lara's half-sister what he would do if Coby was his lifemate in Dark Secret. Nicolas met his match with Lara, his lifemate and I wouldn't be surprise since she was a descent of Dragonseeker's clan. He did try to control Lara with no luck. It was nice to see Nicolas's soft side and understanding as he slowly helped Lara overcome her hellhole past. Thumb up for this De La Cruz brother.