Return to the “steamy and dreamy” (Publishers Weekly) world of Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling Carpathian novels as thundering passions signal a dark force on the horizon...
Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in South America, Dax worries that he has become the abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries. But Dax isn’t the only one emerging from the darkness...
His name is Mitro, and he once stood by the side of the prince of the Carpathian people. Now he is the epitome of malevolence, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man. No one escaped the bloodshed, including his lifemate, Arabejila.
Now, between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun—one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendent of Arabejila, as the reward.
Not sure what happened here..
First, let me say I'm a HUGE fan of Christine Feehan's Dark Series. I've read them all (some many times over) but this one just felt off. It seemed like the story was way too short. We get TONS of background story but LITTLE of the relationship between the two characters. I kept finding myself impatient for the two to actually come face to face with one another. Just that one part took forever to get to (almost half the story). The way the book was written seems so unlike Christine Feehan. I've heard others say the same but wanted to reserve judgement until I actually read/listened to the book and they were right. Not sure what happened but this is by far the worst book in the series.
Speaking of listening…the audio production of this book is TERRIBLE. You have two readers (one male and one female) but zero consistency in the parts (i.e. male parts read by female and vice versa.) It was really distracting to listen to because the production seemed so lazily done. It made me wish that Phil Gigante and Jane Brown read this book as they did an PHENOMENAL job with Dark Curse and Dark Possession.
In all the book seemed hastily written and performed. I'm not sure what happened here but don't waste your money on the audiobook. I'm very sorry that I did.