Series: Carpathians, Dark, book 25
Author: Christine Feehan
In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.
Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…
No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.
Thoughts: I’ve been a fan of this series for years and even had a major fan girl moment years ago when I met Christine.
The last couple of books in this series have been a major disappointment to me. A couple of them were even DNF’s. When I received Dark Wolf I was really excited because I knew I was getting the book I’ve been waiting for since Dark Celebration, but I was also scared because like I said the last couple of books had been DNF’s. But read it I did, and I’m so glad I did. This book was everything I could have hoped for and then some.
When the book starts Skylar, Josef and Paul have hatched an ellaborate plan to find and resuce Dimitri Skylar’s lifemate. Because everyone in their world things of them as children they know they can get away with it. At the same time the heads of their family’s (they are each from 3 of the most powerful families in the Carpathian world) are meeting with Mikhail, their prince, and the Lycan Council, the same people who are holding Dimitri hostage. In the middle of the meeting however they all know something has gone horribly wrong with the youth.
This book was unlike the other Carpathian books in that we’ve known for years who Skylar’s lifemate was and we knew the issues that they were going to have. And I really like how Feehan gave us this story at the same times as giving us something other than what we’ve come to expect from her books by having their infertility be one of the main conflicts.
So I have one complaint and that’s that as much as I wanted this book I wish that Skylar had been older when she and Dimitri finally got together. It’s my one pet peeve with books where the hero is immortal and the heroine is mortal, the heroine being under the age of twenty. But other than that I enjoyed this story.
If you’re a fan of this series, or you once were a fan of this series you won’t want to miss this book as we get to catch up with some of our favorite characters and we get to see a story we’ve been wanting for years.