Dark Storm (Unabridged)
by Christine Feehan
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A dark storm is on the horizon.... Return to Christine Feehan’s “steamy and dreamy” (Publishers Weekly) world of her New York Times best-selling Carpathian novels as roiling passions collide in a perfect storm of dangerous desire that only a precious few can hope to outrun.... Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in the Carpathian Mountains, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged 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 there are some things that never change. His name is Mitro, the vampire Dax had hunted all these long centuries. Second in command to the prince of the Carpathian people he is the epitome of everything malevolent, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man - and beast. Even his friends and family weren’t safe from Mitro’s bloodlust. Neither was Mitro’s lifemate, Arabejila, an extraordinary woman with extraordinary gifts. But now that Dax has re-emerged, so too has Mitro. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged. 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.