THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Christine Feehan has enthralled a legion of fans with the seductive world and unforgettable characters—both human and not—of her dark Carpathian series. Now, as Christmas draws near, she reunites all of them for a Dark Celebration…
After centuries as the Prince of the Carpathians, Mikhail Dubrinsky fears he can’t protect them for long from their greatest threat: the extinction of their species by the immortal enemies who are devising a scheme to slaughter Carpathian females. But even with his own lifemate Raven and their daughter Savannah vulnerable to the encroaching evil, Mikhail’s hope is not lost.
Carpathians from around the world are gathering to join their souls and their powers to bring light to the darkness. But so too are their adversaries uniting—hunters, vampires, demons, and betrayers—bringing untold dangers into the fold of the Carpathian people.
The blood-drinking, mind-reading, shape-shifting Carpathian clan and their human friends gather for Christmas and to stave off encroaching enemies in bestseller Feehan's latest entry in her Dark series (after Dark Demon) and her first in hardcover. The guests hunt vampires, confront a dark mage and, most importantly, face the extinction of their species due to a mysteriously low birth rate and high infant mortality. Shea once a human surgeon, now a Carpathian healer studies the Carpathian's procreative problem even as she carries the child of her "lifemate" Jacques, whose brother, Prince Mikhail, also hopes for more children with his mate, Raven. The action suffers from the author's efforts to feature each of these couples and others, but the stage is set for future, more plot-driven books. A section of recipes by Feehan fans, "Dark Desserts," rounds out this sex- and magic-filled treat, which makes a good entry point for newcomers.
This is my absolutely favorite in the Dark Series.
What a Holiday!
I enjoyed reading this book! Again, I read out if sequence, so I didn't know about the other characters, which made me want to go back to the very beginning (Dark Prince). I'm glad I did! I love all the characters and can't wait for the book of Gregori and Savannah's twins.
Wonderful follow through of the Carpathian hunters. I love the way Feehan gives the lifemates special abilities that actually compliment the hunters. Wow! Awesome! I will be so sad when it ends.
The appendix is worth reading, I enjoyed it as much as the stories.
God Bless and thanks Christne :)