Welcome to our #ThrowbackThursday part of the blog, where we share old reviews from the archives.
Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, June 17th 2016!
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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.
Entrapped by a Dark Wolf
So I’ve got myself out of the “unable to finish a novel” slump and in all the splendor of an avid book lover. In true *M* style it was a supernatural novel that brought me back to my reading prowess.
Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan is the latest Carpathian novel to be added to my slowly growing collection. This time we meet another set of lifemates in the form of Skyler and Dimitri, two characters, who from the outset grip you in their complicated but beautiful love story.
Even though the novel is steeped in violence, as you would expect from the genre it is at heart a love story. Whilst vampires and rogue werewolves are the villains of the tale, rather than the heroes (I’ve become accustomed to that role for these otherworldly beings, thanks to a beloved vampire hunter series), it is clear for the reader that our heroes outshine their hideous counterparts in true Feehan style.
After starting my obsession with the Carpathian world from a more youthful age, it is clear with every page turned that Feehan is still on her game. Never one to disappoint, the novel builds up brilliantly to the intimacy of our heroine and her lifemate. Skyler is a relatable character, a young woman who has suffered at the hands of humans, only to triumph and become a warrior in her own right.
As you know, love stories are not my forte, though I’ve slipped on many occasions, however it is the growing romance between Skyler and Dimitri that captivates you. Dimitri’s otherworldly beauty, his patience and unrelenting love for our heroine makes even the most cynical reader swoon. Feehan has created a beautifully erotic world of characters that has readers completely be spelled.
The series of novels is still growing and Feehan continuously delivers story after story. I have slowly fallen in love with her Carpathian world and the characters created in the depths of each story. Although these characters are flawed, scarred and some troubled, it is the unyielding love, loyalty and courage of them that makes them perfect. Skyler and Dimitri share a love that many of us will never achieve, if purely because we cannot enter one another’s minds, but it is still something we can strive for. Surely that is a good thing, no?
I finished the book with a smile and the characters taken in to my literary heart. The story might of ended with the turning of the page but it is the love story of these two extraordinary characters that lives on, the reader knowing that if we were to revisit them in future novels (we’re hopeful) we would find them happy and stronger than ever.
Dark Wolf is a story of courage, strength, patience and supernatural beauty, but it is the unbreakable bond of lifemates that truly entraps us all.
My pile of novels to be read just keeps growing, a list of the Carpathian novels yet to purchase made, because it is clear that there is no going back, I’m hooked!