"Dark Saga Still Hot, Hot, HOT!"
Fire! Her hair was red and gold, the color of flames. It
was especially notable as Darius had not seen colors in
centuries. Even more astonishing was the myriad of emotion
the petit young mechanic awakened in him. Joy,
protectiveness, and desire threatened to overwhelm his
legendary control. Tempest, it was a fitting name for the
woman who would turn his life upside down.
His life mate! How could this be? She was human and he was
a Carpathian. Yet there was something different about her.
A scan of her brain had revealed an affinity for animals.
She could communicate with them at will. Had he found a
female who could understand his predatory nature?
His newly acquired emotions registered fear as he realized
Desari had sent Tempest to sleep on the bus that housed the
band's leopards. Expecting the worst, he is surprised to
find the pair of cats curled around the small human female.
With his emotions on overload, his urge to taste Tempest
over rides his control. He would not convert her, but he
neither could he resist binding her to him.
Until his sister Desari's life mate had arrived to warn the
band about the vampire hunters that stalked the band,
Darius had had no idea that others of their kind still
lived in the world. His little group had been isolated from
their people, after escaping an invasion that had claimed
the lives of their parents when Darius had been a child of
six. Those of their species they had previously
encountered, had all been abominations, vampires, as had
been the females they'd turned. He'd been forced to destroy
both. He would not take this risk with his life mate.
The point appears to be moot, as Darius' compulsion to make
her forget the incident fails. Tempest had grown up in the
streets among drug dealers and prostitutes. She had learned
to take care of herself, has no use for men, and is not
about to become lunch for a vampire. She flees, but soon
learns there are much more dangerous things in the world
than an amorous Carpathian male.
The vampire hunters are back, as Darius learns when he
rescues Tempest from a lecherous follower. He will not let
her out of his site again. He has decided that he will do
anything to reassure her and convince her that a
relationship is vital to them both. He will forsake the
sleep of his people, age with her, and follow her upon her
Unfortunately Tempest's connection to the band has made her
the perfect pawn in the hunters' scheme to capture the band
members suspected of being vampires. As Darius grows weaker
with each passing day, will he be able to protect Tempest
from their evil clutches. Or is it just possible that the
petit mechanic will be the one to save him?
I am awed by Ms. Feehan's ability to build upon this saga
without becoming redundant. As the saga progresses
something new is learned, and the reader comes to care
about the characters, looking forward to the discovery of
the newest life mate. This sixth book of the Dark Series is
a fascinating as the first. Fans will perhaps not be
surprised at the secondary romance within the pages of Dark
Fire, but it was still a nice touch indeed. I don't know
about anyone else but I would dearly love for Darius and
Desari to meet their brother Gregori someday. I highly
recommend this novel and wait with baited breath for the
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 19, 2001