The brand new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author features the rarest of Carpathians--a female.
Ivory--a rare Carpathian female--has been protected by her brothers for most of her life. But once she frees the mage Razvan from his prison cave, they must flee together, enemies of Carpathian hunters as well as vampires. Ivory senses that Razvan is more than he appears to be, and she vows to go against the entire Carpathian race to help him, risking both their lives in order to save their love.
Even new readers daunted by 40 pages of appendixes and a two-page family tree will love the tender romance in the 20th installment of Feehan's Carpathians series. Benign blood-drinking Carpathians turn into evil vampires if they fail to find their destined life mates. Broken and left for dead after a family betrayal, Ivory Malinov gradually heals, becoming a loner and dedicated vampire slayer. Razvan's evil grandfather, the mage Xavier, forced him to commit unspeakable deeds against fellow Carpathians. Ivory discovers Razvan near death, and after realizing they are life mates, she nurses him back to health and they plot to combine forces and defeat Xavier. The slow-to-trust Ivory fights her growing feelings for Razvan, whose self-hatred juxtaposes brilliantly with his innate gentle nature. Fans looking for a departure from Feehan's usual alpha male heroes will enjoy this lengthy but powerful tale. (Sept.)
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1 . enjoyed the book
Posted January 01, 2010 by Caz , Victoria, BCTook me a little bit to get into the book at first... I'm so used to the male character being so strong and sure as they are in all of the other books. I think it was an important book to be written as it answered alot of questions. I love Christine's ability to make the characters come to life for me.
2 . worthwhile - my first ebook!
Posted November 10, 2009 by Sophia , South CarolinaHave been following this series since Dark Prince so not very objective. If you enjoy inventive thought processes of the author's plausible magic infused world, problem solving, and seeing the author having a little fun turning her own cliche on its ear, then you will like this book. Have seen other reviews complaining about the use of linguistics, or that poetry is too long, blah blah, who said that a book had to be raced through? The heroine of the story is quite painstaking and thorough, be a little of that yourself and savor the story.
3 . loved it
Posted September 05, 2009 by Mitzi , Bakersfieldthis was one of my favorites i think her best work
4 . skimmed over most of it
Posted September 05, 2009 by book Junkie , Great white NorthI skimmed over most of this book. While highly anxious to read it when it first came out and excited to get back into the world of the Carpathians, I found myself loosing interest at the constant battle scenes that dragged on and the descriptions of the long suffering injuries and healing processes of the two main characters.
As well the endless chants used to defeat the darkness I found were unnecessary and had me flipping pages to get to the end of them rather than read them.
I also didn't connect with the two main characters as I have with other couples in previous books in this series.
I would recommend reading it for those who have been following the series and are looking for answers to questions, but if this is the first book of the series your reading, skip it.
August 31, 2009
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