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"Christine Feehan takes her Carpathian series to new depths of fascinating."

Dark Destiny is another great Christine Feehan Carpathian series read. It is quite apparent with more than ten Carpathian books out that an author can get caught up in their formula when it works so well. But I must say the last few books in this series were becoming a bit too formulaic and I was losing some of the excitement and energy Ms. Feehan can generate. Dark Destiny, however, turned a corner, I think Ms. Feehan while being somewhat true to her formula, as she too this book to a new level of conflict and resolution.

Typically most Carpathian men are searching and finding their lifemate in the telepathic or psychically oriented women of our time. They also pride themselves on protecting them from the vampires that would see harm come to the lifemates as they want the Carpathian men not to succeed in and ultimately turn vampire. But in this book the lifemate to Nicolae, Destiny, is different for she has already been changed to a vampire. It was done against her will, but it is through her mind connection with Nicholae that she is able to survive the atrocity that has become her life and seeks out to destroy her own kind.

A wonderful concept that had me wondering how Ms. Feehan would ultimately bring these two together. For Destiny sees herself as darkness personified. However Nicolae believes her to be the light to his dark and the answer to the beast that lives with in him.

I believe what also enriched this book was how Ms. Feehan humanized the very paranormal issue that Destiny was dealing with. For although she was taken as child and turned to a vampire, it was still against her will and the abuse she endured scarred her just as it would any child who was abused. And Nicolae comes to realize that all his alpha-ness was not going to save her but rather his patience and love would be the key to opening and releasing the darkness from her soul as each sought the light in the other.

I think it is safe to say you can't go wrong with Christine Feehan book as she is a master of characterization taken to a paranormal level.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006

SUMMARY

A Carpathian Novel

They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light…

Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel.

He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vampire. Yet he could not bend her to his will. He could not summon her to him, no matter how great his power.

As she battled centuries-old evil in a glittering labyrinth of caverns and crystals, he whispered in her mind, forging an unbreakable bond of trust and need. Only with him can she find the courage to embrace the seductive promise of her… Dark Destiny.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Shapeshifter

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Dark Destiny
(Dark: Book 13)
by Christine Feehan

Dorchester (Leisure Books)
July 1, 2004
Available: July 3, 2004
ISBN #0843950501
EAN #9780843950502
384 pages
Paperback
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