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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan

He is Carpathian. Ancient and unassailable. She is human. Young and vulnerable.  Without her, he will not survive.

Caught between two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free and humans safe. He has survied honorably when others have chosen to give up their souls. Now marked for extermination  by the Lycans, Dimitri finds himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation is coming...

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she has something noone else does. She is predestined for Dimitri- as he is for her. And there is nothing  stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life dream come true. Whatever the risk.


This was another book that I decided to read that was pretty smack dab in the middle of a series. It seems I have a talent for discovering things late. Lol

I love Christine Feehan's books because they are supernatural and have a dangerous aspect to them. This particular novel is part of the Carpathian series, a series about Carpathians and lycans and the mixing of the two species. Feehan has a way of making adventurous romances full of danger and intrigue that compel me. Her stories are exhilarating and fun. Theres always a hard aspect to them. Sometimes they are more adventure then romance.

Her characters in this novel have a bond that could never be broken. Skyler and Dimitri are life mates, thus bound to each other eternally.  What is unique about this love story is how strong their bond is. They can literally feel what each other is going through and neither has to say a word. Also the fact that Skyler is human but raised by Carpathians makes an interesting addition to the twists. (Dimitri is predominantly Carpathian, although his blood has become mixed along the way.)
From pretty early on there is a sense of danger and I will say this book was a nail biter for me. I can say I was quite literally exhausted after every battle that transpired just to keep their love alive at the cusp of an impending war of species.

I enjoyed this book immensely and the only criticism I would have would be that it took a long time to get around to romance, something I don't always have patience for. There was a lot of battle, A LOT. And even though the battles were intense and well written I could have done with just a little less in this particular novel.


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