Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing Gary Jansen, the man she loves nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. Once he was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he’s a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood of an ancient lineage coursing through his veins—a man Gabrielle still needs and desires and dreams of with every breath she takes. All she wants is a life far away from the Carpathian mountains, far from vampires and the shadows cast by the crumbling monastery that hides so many terrible secrets. But Gabrielle soon learns that promises made in the dark can pierce the heart like a dagger.
And she isn’t the only one in search of answers in the corners of the unknown…
Trixie Joanes has come to the Carpathian mountains in search of her wayward granddaughter, fearing that she has been lured there by something unspeakable. Instead, Trixie has stumbled into the path of a desperate man and a woman in love and on the run. And they’re all fated for the lair of a mysterious ancient with revenge in his soul and the undying power to make bad dreams come true.
Thoughts: Every time I finish a book in this series I swear I’m done. I’m not reading anymore. And yet every time a new book comes out I end up reading it.
- The whole Gabby and and Gary NOT being lifemates really pisses me off. I feel like Feehan broke trust with me as a reader because for close to twenty books now we’ve (at least I’ve) assumed that they would end up together. And the way it happened…well I almost threw my kindle I was so irritated.
- Trixie was a hoot and a holler. I loved her spunk and determination.
- Aleksei pissed me off and then had me crying because of his story…and how betrayed he felt whenever Gabby thought of Gary. Lucien has always been one of my favorite Carpathien heroes because of his honor but that is nothing compared to Aleksei’s honor. He’s one of my new favorite heroes in this series.
- Fane is…the perfect mate for Trixie.
- This book pissed me off, made me cry and then made me sigh with happiness. Is it one of my favorites? No. Will I still read it again? Yes. At least parts of it. Should you read this book? Absolutely as it sets up for the next arc in the series.