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Return to the “steamy and dreamy” (Publishers Weekly) world of Christine Feehan’s 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.
Why so short? *spoiler Alert*
Why are all of Christine Feehan's books becoming so short? I feel like she only writes the first half of a story (caparthian couple form and fights against evil) without tying the new couple into the larger community. How about picking up the story thread from an earlier book where the prince longs for a carparthian who can connect to the earth like long ago, and actually introduce the main character to him so we can see how she can become involved in the larger community. I just feel like Christine is producing much smaller, shorter stories without connecting them to the larger story of how the species is working together to survive (and how it's progressing). This almost felt half-baked. And the ending was too neat, without any real conflict in the relationship being built. Enjoyed it, but still feel dissatisfied.
What just happened?
I've read every book in the Carpathian series. Some were pretty good. Some not. But none left me thinking my book manufacturer left out 10 chapters! Seriously like they had a printing press issue and left a hundred pages out hoping no one would notice. I NOTICED! I flipped pages thinking they got the appendix/translation pages mixed up during the binging stage. I even skimmed those pages and they referenced nothing pertinent to the story! The "family tree" doesn't even reference the 2 main characters though their histories are referenced again and again. And again.
This was boring. I'm sorry to type those words. I've tried to stick with the stories. I want these poor tortured ancient warriors to find happiness. I'm rooting for them! Normally these stories are hot enough I hope no one on my lunch break spies what I'm reading over my shoulder. Lots of throbbing and pulsating...But I actually found myself tapping my fingers and sighing a little. And with 20 something books to investigate I cannot prove it, but I am quite suspicious the author just cut and pasted a previous love scene from a past book into this one. The flower scene was new but I gotta say I rolled my eyes and skipped ahead on that one and then I couldn't figure out what I'd missed. I forced myself to go back and read that stupid scene because suddenly, abruptly the story changed. The evil is vanquished. Old characters are thrown in for familiar fuzzy feelings. A conversion takes place. And I'm searching through the appendix for pages out of order.
This book was 50% off. That was not enough.
I have all of your books, many I have paid for the second time to have on my iPad and color nook. Many of your books I have read more than once. But this book ......I preorder it, I always enjoy your books. I wasted my money on this book. I did not enjoy it at all.