An incomparable gift for Christine Feehan fans, Dark Prince returns in a new, author’s cut special edition. #1 New York Times bestseller Feehan revisits her classic tale of paranormal romance—the breathtaking story of a beautiful hunter with extraordinary telepathic abilities captivated by the powerful allure of a tormented prince of the mysterious Carpathians—expanding the beloved story by 100 never before seen pages! Here is your golden opportunity to experience the first book in Christine Feehan’s remarkable Dark saga as you never have before, whether it’s a glorious re-entrance into this writer’s mystical, unforgettable world…or your very first visit!
First published in 1999, launching the author's number one bestselling Dark series about the Carpathians, a dying race of vampires, this special hardcover edition offers over 100 pages of new material. Now the Carpathians find new hope when their leader discovers that his life mate is a telepathic American woman visiting their remote mountain region. The paranormal romance's appeal stands the test of time, with its sensual and absorbing story of an independent beauty taming a terrifying but smitten beast, while his people face annihilation from vampire hunters, hidden enemies, and their own failure to procreate. At nearly 500 pages, however, the pacing often lags, with long scenes between hero and heroine that replay the same issues in repetitive detail. Still, fans will likely enjoy seeing the love story plumbed in every nuance, and there's enough power to draw new enthusiasts. Toward the end, Feehan creates a complex and compelling future hero in a secondary vampire leader, and her climax picks up much-needed steam.
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I was excited to read about the prince since he figures prominently in the other Carpathian novels I’ve read. Now I want to go back to the others and see if Raven got her act together. It took me the whole book to even start to like her. .The prince, I liked very much, as he did his best to rein in his overbearing, dictatorial tendencies for her. Raven’s character is a self sacrificing bleeding heart with a death wish! No self preservation in that one at all. Don’t see where anyone would think “Rape” in this book. There was nothing between those two that even remotely suggested rape to me, but then, soft gentle love scenes aren’t my,( nor evidently Ms Feehan’s) thing. She writes some hot, sexy passages that are, well, HOT! Love her work!
Reads like sexual assault
I only read the sample but I have decided to not purchase it based upon what I read. Raven reaches out telepathically to a man/vampire who is lonely and thinking of ending his life. He reacts with new interest in life and her. Return mental contact reads like a sexual assault. He demeans her. Kidnaps her. She tells him to stop. He keeps going. I was looking for an adventure romance where they meet become friends and develop a relationship. This was not what I was looking for.
Long and boring
I got about halfway through this book and I couldn’t take it anymore. This book is long for no reason! I kept thinking get to the point already! I am not one to write a review, good or bad, but this book needs a warning label.